Parents arriving at Payson parks on April 2 were met with a surprise — fences.

Because of the coronavirus, swings and slides at Green Valley, Rumsey and Mustang parks are closed and children no longer have access to playground equipment.

The town decided, “in the interest of public health and safety.”

Walking paths, open spaces, the dog park and restrooms within the parks remain open.

Contact the reporter at mnelson@payson.com

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