Municipal playgrounds were reopened this week in Anchorage, Eagle River and Girdwood after a closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Parks and Recreation Department.
The Anchorage School District said its playgrounds will be reopened Friday.
The parks department is recommending that people who visit a playground stay at least 6 feet from other people and wash or sanitize their hands after touching shared surfaces, like dog park gates, public restrooms and benches, according to the city website.
The city closed 82 playgrounds about a month ago on April 5 in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. Equipment was wrapped with caution tape during the closure.
The Anchorage School District also closed its playgrounds last month.
Parks and trails have remained open throughout the pandemic, although health officials have advised the public to practice social distancing and follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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