Mesa has over 2,534 acres of parkland, including 202 parks with exclusive playgrounds, first-class sports facilities, nine aquatic centres, splash pads, trails, six community centers, a convention centre, amphitheatre, cemetery, and two spring training baseball stadiums. As Spring has come people are expected to flock these places and discover what each place has to offer but as we go to these parks and the facilities nearby we need to keep in mind safety tips to protect ourselves and keep us from Covid.
Mesa is partnering with the Arizona Department of Health Care, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, public safety departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to spread awareness about the coronavirus, how it progresses, and how to protect yourself and your families from it. In addition, when delivering services to the residents and enterprises, City agencies follow existing protocol and take adequate precautions.
The City of Mesa is calling on all visitors to value the interests of others and obey all park rules while they enjoy Mesa's numerous and varied parks.
The Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa for example has opened up with just 30% capacity after Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order authorizing restaurants and water parks to run at maximum capacity while ensuring social isolation and mask standards.
Stephen Carlston, the waterpark's general manager, says the park will continue to run at a 30 percent capacity and he wants everyone to feel safe while they visit, including those who are more concerned about being safe. He wants them to know that the park won't be overcrowded. Although social distancing conditions exist, Carlston suggests that working at maximum potential is impractical, and that imposing social isolation is better when there is space for individuals to socially distance themselves.
Here’s a list what visitors need to remember:
- Events with more than 50 participants are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Events have additional COVID-19 prevention provisions that must be prepared and implemented in accordance with federal, local, and national directives.
- All Aquatic Facilities have social distancing policies in place, including the wearing of facial masks for someone who isn't in the water.
- Community and Recreation Centers are open for limited capacity
- Sports Fields are open for a limited capacity of up to 50 people per area including coaches, official players, and spectators. Visitors to the sports centers must wear masks, with the exception of children under the age of two, people that have a medical disorder that forbids them from wearing a mask or face cover, people that are actively eating or drinking, and competitors and professional officials that are officiating or competing in an athletic game or on the field of play. Event rentals and larger sporting activities have additional COVID-19 mitigation criteria that must be prepared and incorporated in compliance with federal, municipal, and national mandates.
- Social distancing is needed at Park Picnic Ramada Rentals, as well as the signing of a COVID waiver. Larger rental groups are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and have additional COVID-19 mitigating measures that must be prepared and implemented in accordance with federal, municipal, and national mandates.
And don't forget! Hands should be washed regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available. Unwashed hands should not be used to touch your eyes, nose, or lips.
Take note however that although parks and services are cleaned and repaired on a regular basis, due to Covid-19, toilets and hand washing stations may be unavailable.
These are just some of the many must-see sights you don't want to miss in Mesa, Arizona:
- Pioneer Park
- Skyline Park
- Riverview Park
- Dobson Ranch Park
- Falcon Field Park
- Red Mountain Park
- Stapley Park
- Kleinman Park
- Greenfield Park
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location at 755 West Second Street!