FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GALLUP, NM (March 24, 2020) – The City of Gallup, in compliance with the State of New Mexico Health
Department Public Health Order, would like to clarify the use of City Parks.
The following Park Facilities will be closed to the public until further notice:
Ford Canyon Sports Fields
Indian Hills Ball Field
Tee Ball Field (behind Harold Runnels)
Father Dunston Ball Field
Tony Dorsett Football Field and Walking Track
All City of Gallup Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts
Gallup Skate Park
Gallup Dog Park
You are strongly discouraged from using any other City parks facilities.
The Frequently Asked Questions Guide for the Public Health Order that took effect at 8:00am on
Tuesday, March 24th, outlines:
Q: The new order revises what’s considered a prohibited mass gathering. What’s the new rule?
A: This order defines a mass gathering as any public or private gathering that brings together five or
more individuals in a single room or connected space or an outdoor space where people are within 6
feet of each other.
Q: Are there any exemptions to the 5‐or‐more rule?
A: Yes. If five or more people live together, they are exempt inside their residence. Also exempt are
churches, synagogues, mosques or other places of worship.
Q: Can I go to the park?
A: No, you should not.
Q: Can I still go outside for a hike or walk?
Yes, but you must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet with those outside of your family unit.
New Mexico State Parks have been temporarily closed to protect public health.
Q: Can I walk my dog? Take my pet to the vet?
A: You may walk your dog. You may also take your pet to the vet; emergency veterinary services are
exempt from the orders.