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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Fort Tuthill County Park Closed Over Holiday Weekend

Arial photo of the COVID-19 vaccination site at Fort Tuthill County Park.

Only those with a vaccine appointment, Flagstaff Snow Park/Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course Ticket, or business at Luke Air Force Base may access Fort Tuthill.

Fort Tuthill County Park will be closed to the public this Friday, Feb. 12 through the end of the day Monday, Feb. 15, with the exception of those who have a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointment, a valid Flagstaff Snow Park/Flagstaff Extreme ticket, or official business at Luke Air Force Base.  

 

Vaccination distribution to the public is a priority for Coconino County. The traffic caused by those wishing to use the park for non-ticketed snow play creates unsafe traffic flow and severely disrupts vaccine administration. No un-ticketed snow play will be available at Fort Tuthill County Park from Friday, Feb. 12 through end of day Monday, Feb. 15. 

 

Entrance to Fort Tuthill County Park will be changed to accommodate the vaccine priority.  

 

Main Entrance: Only those with a valid Flagstaff Snow Park/Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course ticket or official business at Luke Air Force Base will be allowed to enter through the main park entrance at 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff. 

 

Purple Sage Trail: The County is permanently changing the access to the park for individuals with vaccination appointments. Beginning Friday, Feb. 12, those individuals at Fort Tuthill for COVID-19 vaccines will only be permitted to enter the park at Purple Sage Trail, located approximately 1/2 mile north of the main park entrance off Beulah Blvd. Individuals with vaccine appointments are asked to approach the park from the north on Beulah Blvd. and turn right onto Purple Sage Trail. After completing the vaccine appointments, individuals will be directed to exit the park through the main entrance for easy access to I-17. 

 

Please be advised that future closures of Fort Tuthill County Park may occur to ensure the continued ability to effectively operate the Fort Tuthill COVID-19 Vaccination Site. 

 

The community is encouraged to check Coconino County’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage at coconino.az.gov/covid19vaccine for a map showing park vaccination access, vaccine updates, and information. Links to vaccination partner registration options are included on the website. Individuals without internet access and who require assistance can call the COVID-19 Information Line at 928-679-7300. 

MAP HERE https://www.coconino.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/42549/Ft-Tuthill-Vaccine-Traffic-Graphic-2020-0210?bidId=

 

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