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The announcement comes with emphasis on park patrons following best practice suggestions for avoiding coronavirus.

GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - A curious pooch checks out a culvert in the new Sherwood Dog Park when the park opened in 2015.

The City of Sherwood has announced it is reopening the Snyder Park Dog Park, Sherwood Skate Park and Snyder Park tennis courts on Saturday, May 23.

The city is working to safely restore these amenities while following guidelines from State of Oregon health authorities, city officials said in a press release. At the same time, park patrons are asked to maintain physical distancing requirements and will be limited to groups of 10 people or fewer at a time, per State of Oregon rules that are currently in effect. As a reminder, Sherwood parks and trails are open for use, but other park amenities such as playgrounds, basketball courts, sports fields, and picnic shelters will remain closed as part of Governor Brown's executive order.

"As our city and county get closer to Phase One status of reopening, we are happy to reopen some of our favorite parks amenities," City Manager Joe Gall said in a press release. "We encourage cooperation for the health of our community. We are posting updated signage to alert park users to the need to continue to practice physical distancing."

Those using the facilities are being asked to follow these best practices for mitigating the spread of the coronavirus:

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  • Wash your hands before and after your visit.
  • Keep at least six feet distance between your immediate household group and other park users.
  • n Stay home if you are sick, or experiencing any symptoms: runny nose, cough, sneeze, or fever. n Avoid touching surfaces. For more information, visit sherwoodoregon.gov.


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