West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo issued an emergency executive order Thursday closing West Hollywood Park and Plummer Park after numerous reports of people failing to comply with rules to curb the spread of COVID-19.
About half of park users in recent days have violated the city’s face covering requirements and social distancing protocols and have altered and/or destroyed protective barriers intended to keep playgrounds closed, Arevalo said.
Tennis courts remain open at both parks, as do the dog park at West Hollywood Park and the William S. Hart Dog Park, subject to visitors’ compliance with face covering and social distancing requirements, the city manager said.
Park patrons can be cited for not using face coverings.
The city initially closed its parks on April 9, but as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health eased restrictions, West Hollywood reopened them on June 15.
Updates to the West Hollywood COVID-19 closures can be found at www.weho.org/news.
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