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Lee County to reopen additional park sites and amenities

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Posted at 12:48 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 12:55:47-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has announced the opening of more park sites and amenities.

The county announced the reopening of pools, playgrounds, pavilions, courts, multi-purpose fields (soccer/lacrosse/football), fishing piers, and splash pads beginning Friday, May 22.

Staff will be on site to help encourage following the CDC guidelines, including social distancing.

To ensure public safety, they have implemented the following guidelines:

  • Staff will only allow 25 patrons into the pool at the top of every hour for 45 minutes to ensure social distancing and allow for physical exercise alone.
  • Pools will be open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for laps and fitness only. Indoor showers and changing rooms will not be available at this time.
  • Youth swim teams will be able to practice under USA swimming’s guidelines.
  • Multi-purpose fields (soccer, lacrosse, and football) will reopen with no league play, benches or bleachers.
  • Activities on the multi-purpose fields will be restricted to groups of 10 or fewer to practice; some fields will need to be reserved and scheduled, and some will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Parks Staff will continue to frequently clean at all sites and educate the public on social distancing and CDC guidelines.

Regular operating hours at all parks, preserves, and beach-access sites will be observed.

Camping at Caloosahatchee Regional Park also will resume Friday.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will continue to assist with monitoring and educating the public at county beaches during the three-day Memorial Day weekend.