HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department has reopened city parks and playgrounds.
Playgrounds have been shut down since March 27
Now playgrounds and outdoor basketball courts are open to the public, but there are signs posted encouraging people to social distance and wash their hands.
Masks are also recommended but not required. The parks department says they will operate under Governor Andy Beshear’s guidance of limiting gatherings to 50 people.
Parents tell us they are excited to take their kids out to a playground for the first time in months.
“She’s definately more excited than I am,” Jordan Duncan said. “It’s a little hot. But there’s not a lot of people out here, so I guess that’s kind of a good thing.”
Officials say the weight room at the John F. Kennedy Center has also reopened for one-hour sessions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You will have to get your temperature checked before entering and masks must be worn to and from the building.
The playground at East End Park is also expected to open Monday, but Atkinson Park Pool will remain closed this season.
All city playgrounds in Owensboro are also opening Monday. Combest pool will also open for the season.
Madisonville City Park will be opening Monday under Kentucky State guidelines. Only 89 people will be allowed in the pool area at a time.
Officials are still working to determine what hours the pool will be open. Mayor Cotton says he wants everybody to have fun and be patient with the staff and the new guidelines.
According to the city’s Facebook page, they are still hiring lifeguards for the summer.