Seattle closing 15 parks, beaches this weekend due to virus

SEATTLE (AP) — City of Seattle officials are closing over a dozen parks this weekend amid concerns that more people will gather in the warmer weather and spread the coronavirus. City leaders including Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city will close 15 parks at 11 p.m. Friday and keep them closed until Monday morning. Parks closing include: Alki, Arboretum, Cal Anderson, Carkeek, Discovery, Gas Works, Green Lake, Golden Gardens, Kubota Garden, Lincoln, Magnuson, Seward, Volunteer, West Seattle Stadium and Woodland. The Seattle Times reports the parks with gates will be locked, and Seattle Parks and Recreation employees will be there to remind people of the closure. They may also call the police if people don’t move along.