Plano to Deploy “Friendly Monitors” at Parks

By late March, more Plano residents were seeking a break from their homes by taking socially distanced walks or bike rides outdoors, causing Plano Parks and Recreation to deploy “friendly” park monitors to enforce social distancing // courtesy Plano Parks and Rec
By late March, more Plano residents were seeking a break from their homes by taking socially distanced walks or bike rides outdoors, causing Plano Parks and Recreation to deploy “friendly” park monitors to enforce social distancing // courtesy Plano Parks and Rec

The City of Plano is taking a new precaution necessary to protect its residents during the COVID-19 crisis while allowing residents to continue enjoying all 85 of Plano’s parks and nature preserves. Plano has decided to deploy Parks and Recreation staff members as well as Plano Public Library staff members to every major park in Plano.

Known as “friendly monitors,” these individuals will watch over people at the parks and remind them to keep their distance from others. You will notice the monitors wearing City of Plano shirts and City Identification badges.

Expect to see friendly monitors in Plano parks
Expect to see friendly monitors in Plano parks

The City of Plano urges residents to continue following the distancing rules so the parks can remain open. Parks offer a needed respite from the chaos of the world, a chance to be surrounded by nature.

With the help of these park monitors, we can keep flattening the curve of this virus.

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3 Comments

  1. Avatarsays: Anon

    ‘Monitors’ in parks? Have the leadership in Plano totally lost their minds?!? Didn’t think I lived in a Gestapo city, but guess I was wrong. What’s next, arresting people?

  2. Avatarsays: Christopher ritchie

    Lmao Really. Its a public park open to the public. Your going to use monitors to decide if people are to close together. Yea you don’t have a badge your not a cop and you don’t decide if i am or aint. You going to carry tape measures or something. A ridiculous waste of tax money.

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