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News Release

MoVal to Allow Use of Some Parts of City Parks; Physical Distancing and Face Coverings Required

For immediate release: May 6, 2020

Proceeding with caution, the City of Moreno Valley is reopening some parts of its system of parks for public use effective Friday, May 8, on the condition that residents maintain physical distance and wear face coverings where required.

The partial reopening applies to open spaces and trails, courts for non-contact sports only, such as tennis and pickleball, the Equestrian Center, Hound Town Dog Park and Cottonwood Golf Center. Skate parks are not being reopened at this time, and all parking lots at parks -- with the exception of the Equestrian Center and Hound Town -- will remain closed to discourage groups from gathering.

In keeping with Governor Newsom's executive orders, activities that create contact with individuals, fixed objects or shared items, such as picnic tables, barbecues and playgrounds and play structures; activities involving groups; adult or children's team sports; spectator sports; or other similar public or private events and gatherings remain prohibited.

"We believe we can safely do this if everyone commits to using common sense and abiding by a shared sense of community responsibility," explained Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. "Our park rangers will continue to monitor park activities, but really this is about being able to trust each other to do the right thing."

The partial park reopening is effective Friday, May 8. The City reserves the right to close parks again due to violations of coronavirus-related safety protocols.


Para Que Moval Permita el Uso de Algunas Partes de Los Parques de La Ciudad; Distancia Física Y Cuberturas Para la Cara Son Requeridas

Procediendo con precaución, la Ciudad de Moreno Valley va a volver a abrir algunas partes de su sistema de parques para uso público a partir del viernes 8 de mayo, con la condición de que los residentes mantengan la distancia física y usen una cobertura de tela para la cara donde se requiera.

La reapertura parcial se aplica a espacios abiertos y senderos, canchas solo para deportes sin contacto, como tenis y pickleball, el Centro Ecuestre, parque de mascotas Hound Town y Cottonwood Golf Center. Los parques de patinaje no se están reabriendo en este momento, y todos los estacionamientos en los parques, con la excepción del Centro Ecuestre y el parque de mascotas Hound Town, permanecerán cerrados para desaconsejar a los grupos de reunirse.

De acuerdo con las órdenes ejecutivas del gobernador Newsom, actividades que crean contacto con otras personas, objetos fijos o elementos compartidos, como mesas de picnic, parillas y parques infantiles y estructuras de juego; actividades que involucran grupos; deportes de equipo para adultos o niños; Deportes de espectador; u otros eventos y reuniones públicas o privadas similares permanecen prohibidas.

"Creemos que podemos hacer esto de manera segura si todos se comprometen a usar el sentido común y cumplir con un sentido compartido de responsabilidad comunitaria", explicó el Dr. Yxstian Gutiérrez, Alcalde de Moreno Valley. "Nuestros guarda parqués continuarán monitoreando las actividades del parque, pero realmente se trata de poder confiar el uno en el otro para hacer lo correcto".

La reapertura parcial de los parques es efectiva el viernes 8 de mayo. La Ciudad se reserva el derecho de cerrar los parques nuevamente debido a violaciones de los protocolos de seguridad relacionados con el coronavirus.

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