PARCS Closes Park Playground Equipment

The City of Fresno’s Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department today announced the temporary closure of all playground equipment at City parks due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective immediately.  

The decision was made in accordance with the latest recommendations from the National Parks and Recreation Association to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and with an abundance of caution due to the inability to adequately disinfect and sanitize the equipment after every use.

Closed areas will be identified with signage and playground structures will be wrapped protectively where feasible.  City parks and trails will remain open and available for biking, walking and running.  When using these amenities, protect the health of yourself, your family and the community by practicing social distancing, making sure there is at least 6 feet between you and other patrons.

This is a rapidly changing situation and the City of Fresno is monitoring it closely and continuously communicating with other government and health agencies.  The City takes the health and safety of our community seriously and will continue to provide updates and take additional measures as needed for the safety of our residents and employees as the situation warrants.

Please visit our City’s website at for all COVID-19-related updates and information or call the City’s non-emergency hotline at 3-1-1.

Constituents are encouraged to visit to learn more about COVID-19 and follow the Fresno County Department of Public Health for regular updates.