City Parks To Get Cleaned Twice A Day

A Dozen 10-Person Crews On Full-Time Scrub Duty

Mitch Kelly
March 26, 2020 - 6:50 am
City of Las Vegas operations and maintenance staff worker Denis Connelly pressure washes playground equipment at Centennial Hills Park as part of an effort to keep the city's 70 parks open for the public during the coronavirus pandemic on March 25, 2020 i

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The city of Las Vegas' park system is staying open, but not without a good scrubbing. Two scrubbings, actually. Daily.

A new cleaning protocol and social distancing protocols will allow the city’s 70 parks to remain open. The city is stepping up cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas in parks, including restrooms and playground equipment. 

The city is sending 12 crews of five to 10 people with the proper protective equipment to clean and disinfect all parks two times a day, seven days a week. Visitors are asked to practice social distancing, and the public is welcome to bring their own disinfecting wipes if they plan to handle the equipment.

The city will maintain this cleaning schedule as long as crews can appropriately and adequately clean and disinfect the high-touch areas and restrooms. Any inability of the cleaning crews to keep up proper disinfecting could result in the closure of restrooms or other facilities.

The National Recreation and Park Association has issued a statement about the safe use of parks and open spaces during the coronavirus pandemic calling parks essential resources for health and wellness. The city of Las Vegas signed onto this statement with other municipalities yesterday. 

The city will continue to update coronavirus information, including closures and cancellations, at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/coronavirus.