City Park Amenities Set to Close Today at Noon
Spas, Salons No Longer Deemed Essential Services
Casa Grande, AZ (April 4, 2020) ꟷ Governor Doug Ducey has released additional guidance on what is now deemed non-essential services and recreational activities. Businesses like nail and hair salons, tanning, spas, and tattoo parlors have until 5 p.m. today to cease operations. The (City) of Casa Grande is set to close its remaining park amenities today at 12 p.m. This includes public courts (basketball, tennis, pickleball, etc.), splash pads, playgrounds, and restrooms. Parks remain accessible as long as the public continues to practice social/physical distancing, adheres to crowds less than 10 persons and follows CDC recommended guidelines. This too is subject to change.
A fire hose of constant information flow from multiple directions has made it difficult for some residents to find the help they need. The City continues to streamline useful information through COVID-19 City Response and Small Business Assistance sites to help the community maneuver through current challenges. Residents are also encouraged to follow City social media for more frequent information share (Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor and YouTube). These resources help provide links to business loans, job searches, mortgage and senior assistance, food banks, health and unemployment insurance and more.
Additional City Updates:
City Hall Passport Office is closed to the public in compliance with the U.S. Department of State. Passport or renewal applications submitted prior to 3/19/2020 will be processed, however routine service may be delayed.
The City is, temporarily, suspending assessment of late fees. Residents are encouraged to access one of Six Ways to Pay: phone or online bill pay, auto-draft automatic deduction, personal online banking, USPS mail or payment dropbox. The City Finance lobby is open for public access but restrooms are now closed. New guidelines now limit the lobby to no more than two customers at any given time. Sidewalk lines have been created to help provide 6-feet separation between customers.
Although the City Court lobby is closed to the public, the Court is still available to provide the community with access to services for the following: 1) Protective Order, 2) Victims, 3) Civil Traffic Citation, 4) Fine Payment, 5) Continuance/Extension/Motion, 6) Warrants, 7) Motion/Document or 8) Additional Forms.
City libraries remain closed until further notice. The due date for all materials checked has been extended to May 1. Please maintain items until libraries reopen. No fines will be assessed for materials during this time. Library cards currently allow residents access to hundreds of free online resources, 24/7, including e-books, e-magazines, downloadable videos, music, audiobooks, databases and more.
The Governor’s Executive Order regards parks as an essential service. In adherence, outdoor City parks remain available to the public. Allowed activities include outdoor exercise such as walking, hiking, running, biking or golfing; but only if appropriate social/physical distancing practices are used. All public playgrounds, courts, splash pads, bathrooms, and ramadas are now closed until further notice.
Paul Mason Sports Complex and Little League baseball/softball fields are closed. All programming, leagues, practices, and games have been canceled or postponed. No activity reservations are being taken at this time. Additional closed facilities include Len Colla, the Recreation Center and Dorothy Powell Senior Center. The Home Delivered Meal program remains operational, but meals remain available on a pick-up or home-delivery basis only.
Founded in 1879, the mission of the City of Casa Grande is to provide a safe, pleasant community for all citizens. With a growing population over 54,000, it is a city with amazing people and historic charm that can only be found in a small town. Still, it offers modern amenities and a broad range of recreation facilities and activities for residents of all ages that are available year-round.