Playgrounds have reopened in the City of Beverly Hills, providing some good news in a week filled with pandemic-related shutdowns. Children can once again enjoy facilities at Roxbury, La Cienega and Coldwater Canyon parks, and Arnaz, Hamel and Reeves mini parks.
The reopening stems from an update to the Health Orders issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health). The update allows for playgrounds to reopen with safety guidelines and protocols in place. The protocols include the wearing of face coverings and maintaining six feet of social distance. Visitors to the playground must wash their hands before and after using the playground. No food or drink is allowed on the playground. And, anyone experiencing a fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing should stay at home. Additionally, occupancy guidelines have been put in place to ensure safe social distancing. The proper observance of those guidelines is needed to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the facilities.
A statement released by the City of Beverly Hills on Dec. 10 noted:
“We understand the need for adults and children to be outdoors and recreate, and we are happy to reopen our playgrounds, however, we ask that you recreate responsibly for the safety of you as well as your neighbors. To ensure the safety of its park and playground visitors, the City of Beverly Hills will have staff on hand to monitor compliance.”
Information about the Public Health Order and current guidelines is available at bever-lyhills.org/coronavirus. For questions, call 310-288-2220.