The City of Merritt has reopened the Rotary Spray Park as of today, Friday June 12.

“City Public Works staff have power washed all playground and Spray Park equipment for user safety,” reads a release from the City.

“The City of Merritt would like to thank community members for their patience during this cleaning period. Please respect all posted signage and physical distancing practices.”

All city parks and playgrounds are now open after temporary shuttering due to the COVID-19 pandemic and regulations designed to help flatten the curve. However, the City would like to remind people to still use caution and that there is still a risk of virus transmission.

“High touch surfaces including playground equipment, can increase the potential for virus transmission,” continues the release.

“The City of Merritt invites residents to enjoy park trails and open spaces, ensuring to maintain physical distancing.”