BULLHEAD CITY, AZ., – April 28, 2020 – Bullhead City will be opening its park restrooms effective Wednesday, April 29 after receiving official guidance from the Governor’s Office that park restrooms may reopen.
Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius recently sought clarification from the Governor’s Office. The Governor’s Office provided official communication to Supervisor Angius through the County Attorney’s Office saying “if the public restrooms allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene, local governments could keep them open.”
Bullhead City park staff spent a great deal of time Saturday April 4 closing park amenities per Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order issued the previous day. The Executive Order included forced closures on all Arizona park restrooms.
“We never agreed that shutting down City public restrooms was good public policy. No matter the time of year or what huge special event may be in town, the City takes great pride in keeping public restrooms clean and sanitary,” City Manager Toby Cotter said. “While we may not have agreed with that original decision, the City did what the order said to do. We’ve received many, many requests to open the restrooms for the thousands of people utilizing city parks on a daily basis for exercise, sunshine and recreational purposes.”
Cotter said additional part-time staffing has been brought back on to frequently clean and sanitize park restrooms numerous times throughout the day.
The City’s splash pad at Ken Fovargue Park remains closed. The City’s Municipal Pool also remains closed through May. No parties are allowed in City parks, including bouncy houses or inflatables. No ramada reservations are allowed. All special events and tournaments scheduled in the parks have been canceled through May. Physical distancing also applies at all City beaches. Park rangers will warn all groups of 10 or more to not congregate in city parks.
Additional information about all community closures can be found on the COVID-19 link at the top of the City’s website www.bullheadcity.com
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