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Restrictions remain in place at parks, but boat ramps, trails, dog parks open

PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Under COVID-19 restrictions, West Linn dog parks, trails, natural areas and other park facilities are open while other are closed.Though the weather is warming and citizens may be eager to get outside and play at West Linn parks, a number of COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

However, restrictions don't bar residents from enjoying the Mary S. Young dog park, the city's open spaces and trails, pickleball and tennis courts, and boat ramps and other river access. Families and small groups also can use the city's athletic fields, though organized sports teams are not allowed.

Park playgrounds, spray parks and basketball courts, as well as community centers like Robinwood Station, Sunset Fire Hall, McLean House and the Adult Community Center remain closed. Camassia Natural Area, which is operated by the Nature Conservancy rather than the Parks and Recreation Department, also is closed.

Based on the number of calls in the West Linn police log related to parking at the Cedaroak ramp and Bernert landing, many residents are taking advantage of the open boat ramps to enjoy the Willamette River.

Due to new mandates from the state, everyone 5 years and older is required to wear face coverings outdoors when 6 feet of space from others can't be maintained.

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