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March 2020 Update

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Great Egrets in Gilbert, AZ (PC Mike Gross) - A friendly reminder to practice social distancing

Coconino County Parks & Recreation is staffing its office virtually to help protect the team and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual staffing at Parks & Recreation began on March 19 and will continue through at least April 1. For inquiries about parks, natural areas and trails, the public is encouraged to call the Parks & Recreation’s Administration phone number at 928-679-8000 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, or email parksrec@coconino.az.gov. Phones and emails are being forwarded to staff working remotely who can assist with questions. Parks, natural areas and trails managed by Coconino County are to remain open for public enjoyment. Read the press release. 

Parks & Recreation current updates included the following:

  • Fort Tuthill County Park is one of two COVID-19 specimen testing sites in Coconino County, and specimen testing will be prioritized for public vehicular access.
  • Snow play at Fort Tuthill County Park closed on March 19.
  • Louise Yellowman County Park in Tuba City will be closed effective at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23.
  • Restroom facilities at Fort Tuthill, Peaks View, Raymond and Sawmill county parks closed on March 19. 
  • Ramada rentals at the County’s parks will be suspended through the off-season, which ends April 30.
  • Please engage in social distancing if you head outdoors to practice mental and physical health.
  • The following amenities are currently CLOSED:
    • Flagstaff Snow Park
    • Snow play at Fort Tuthill County Park
    • Archery Range Day Pass Sales
    • Fort Tuthill Campground (until May 1)
    • Fort Tuthill Stables (until May 1)
    • Luke Air Force Base
    • Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

On March 15, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency, and statewide schools are closed until March 27. The CDC recommends that gatherings of 50 people or more in the United States be canceled or postponed in the next eight weeks because of the COVID-19. Please follow these recommended practices, as well as Guidance from Coconino County Health and Human Services, to help keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe.

Given these constraints, what are ways you can continue to practice mental and physical health? If you’re looking to get outside, parks and natural areas managed by Coconino County remain open for public use. Read more ideas, including ideas like an online book club, ideas for kiddos on spring break, virtual tours of museums, and more.

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