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City of West Monroe announces facility openings

In response to Governor John Bel Edwards’ recent announcement for Louisiana to enter Phase 2 of coronavirus reopening, the City of West Monroe has made the following changes to its city buildings and facilities: 

All City of West Monroe playgrounds will open to the public, beginning on Friday, June 5. All other city parks, open spaces and athletic fields will operate from dawn to dusk. 

Those City of West Monroe playgrounds that will now be open include: 

  • • A.C. Facen Memorial Park, 1103 N. 6th Street at Benson Street 
  • • Brian Smith Memorial Park, 424 Lee Street 
  • • Kiroli Park, 820 Kiroli Road (Hart Playground, Tennis Playground, Smiles Park) 


Kiroli Park will continue the park’s current hours of operation of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. 

The REC, located at 1802 N. 7th Street, will reopen to the public on Monday, June 8. The REC will reopen with limited hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The REC will be limited to the following activities: aerobics, yoga and pickleball. Fitness areas will reopen at 50 percent capacity. 

Key things to remember: 

• Do not visit any park or public area if you are sick, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (within 14 days). 
• Practice social distancing – stay 6 feet away from others. 
• Avoid gathering with others outside of your household. 
• Wash hands often. 
• Bring hand sanitizer. 
• Bring a water bottle and avoid water fountains if possible. 


West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell has continued to stress to all city departments to take extra precautions to disinfect public facilities, practice social distancing and not gather in large groups. The public is strongly encouraged to use proper hygiene and follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

“As our community enters Phase 2 of reopening, we encourage our business owners and the general public to follow the guidelines outlined by Governor John Bel Edwards,” said Mayor Mitchell. “During this time in our nation, we ask our community to continue to exhibit patience and courtesy for one another. I ask the citizens of West Monroe to pray for our Nation, our City and for all of those who are hurting during this time of unrest. I ask our community to pray for peace and justice for all.” 

Additional updates from the City of West Monroe can be found online at or 

For more information from the CDC, please visit

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