COVID-19 Update: Partial re-opening of outdoor recreation

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

We had some good news yesterday. Effective May 5th, Gov. Inslee has partially re-opened outdoor recreation including Washington state parks, fishing and hunting, and golf courses.

I know that everyone is eager to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. As we venture out, I urge folks to continue practicing social distancing to keep those around you safe and healthy. To support compliance, public gatherings and team sports will remain prohibited, and state campsites remain closed for the time being. Recreational fishing on the Pacific Coast, in Marine Areas 1 through 4, will also remain closed. Read more about it here.

Some of you have reached out to me about when folks can expect King County parks to open. Executive Constantine has yet to make a decision to re-open King county parks but is looking at a phased approach. I will continue to keep you informed as I learn more about his timeline.

I’ve included a few other updates for you below. I hope you all stay healthy and enjoy making plans to get out outside next week.

Best regards,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chair
Metropolitan King County Council

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