The caution tape is coming down! We are so happy to share with you that today (June 12) we are re-opening all city playgrounds, pavilions, and drinking fountains!
Even more good news, the Municipal Pool at City Park opens TOMORROW!
All the above city park facilities have been re-opened in accordance with Governor Abbot’s COVID-19 announcement of Phase III to open Texa
Public drinking water supplies are safe to drink. The virus that causes COVID-19 hasn’t been detected in drinking water. Water treatment facilities have processes to filter and disinfect water before it goes into your home. However, the surfaces around the fountain including the spout, button/lever and nozzles could pose a risk for the transmission of COVID-19 and other germs:
-Don’t place your mouth on the spout of the fountain or allow your water bottle to come into contact with the nozzle -Test the water flow and let the water flow for 10 seconds to allow for fresh, clean water to come through prior to drinking.
-If the fountain requires you to push a button or lever, clean the surface before and after, or push the button with your elbow.
-Clean your hands afterwards with an alcohol-based rub or wash them with soap and water.
Though park pavilions are being re-opened, facility reservations will continue to be on hold until further notice.
Beginning tomorrow, the Municipal Pool at City Park will be opened at 50% capacity. At the direction of the City’s Medical Director Dr. Anzaldua, we ask that all pool visitors adhere to the following rules for the safety of residents, guests and City staff and lifeguards:
-Pool may be allowing a reduced number of people in the gate to maintain current capacity restrictions.
-Do not visit the pool if you are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, difficulty breathing, runny nose and loss of taste or smell.
-No groups larger than 10 people will be allowed
-No pool parties or large groups including summer day camps.
-Maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.
-Wash or disinfect hands after any interaction with other people or items at the pool.
-Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
-Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
-Patrons should consider wearing cloth face coverings when not in the water.
-All furniture will be stored for the summer and all patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.
-No use of the diving boards due to high touch and social distancing concerns.
-No game playing that interferes with social distancing.
-Restroom use limited to one family at a time.
-No lost and found items will be kept.
-Sign-in is not required to avoid using writing utensils used by multiple people.
-Please adhere to the distance markers at the entrance of the facility and all signage posted.