Seattle parks to be open this weekend with new guidelines

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s parks will stay open this weekend, with some new guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last weekend, Seattle closed its most popular parks and beaches because of concerns that crowds would gather in warmer weather and spread the virus. Mayor Jenny Durkan said Thursday that the city would keep all its parks open, but that residents must keep moving and not play sports, picnic or barbecue. New this weekend, the loop trails at Green Lake and Seward Park will be open only to pedestrians and “beach activities” will be banned at Golden Gardens and Alki Beach, with fire pits closed.