Parks and Playgrounds reopen across the Hills and Parramatta
Written by Darryn Capes-Davis on 17 May 2020
With the easing of COVID-19 enforced restrictions, parks and playgrounds are opening up again across Hills and Parramatta. Both Hills Shire and City of Parramatta have released details of playgrounds and other outdoor areas.
“The last few months have been difficult for all of us and I’m sure many people are looking forward to using the City’s playgrounds and outdoor facilities again,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.
“Council is doing everything it can to ensure these areas and facilities are ready for people to use safely.
“It’s important that everyone continues to practice good hygiene and observe social distancing restrictions to keep our community safe and help curb the spread of COVID-19.”
City of Parramatta Council is reopening a range of community and public recreation facilities from today in line with the NSW Government’s staged easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne said “We are pleased to be able to reopen some of our outdoor facilities for the community to enjoy following their temporary closure as part of Council’s role in preventing the further spread of COVID-19.
“While this is great news, I strongly urge residents to continue their good hygiene practices, cover or wipe down equipment where possible, and wash hands before and after use.
“Although playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms are now open, please maintain a high sense of caution. NSW Health recommends assuming that the previous users have the virus when using outdoor facilities and taking appropriate action.