St. Lucie County reopening select parks, facilities Thursday May 7th
Several county parks and facilities will reopen Thursday, but with restrictions following state and federal guidelines regarding the coronavirus, the county said Wednesday.
The Savannas Recreation Area and Campground, 1400 E. Midway Road, will begin taking overnight reservations Thursday but only 16 sites, about 25% of the spaces, will be available, according to the county news release.
Tent camping and access to the dog park, playground, Palm Island, pavilions and picnic tables will remain prohibited. Congregating in groups of 10 or more also remains prohibited.
The track at Lawnwood Stadium, 1302 Virginia Ave., will open for individual use, but group sports and practices will not be allowed.
St. Lucie County Skate Park, 2100 Virginia Ave., will reopen with limited access. Only 10 skaters at a time will be allowed in the park. If attendance becomes an issue, time will be limited to one hour.
Skaters with active annual memberships will be reimbursed for one month when their card expires because of the shutdown.
Lawnwood Tennis Complex, 1302 Virginia Ave., and Pepper Park Tennis and Pickleball Courts, 3302 North A1A, will resume operations with only four players allowed per court.
The St. Lucie County Fairgrounds, 15601 W. Midway Road, will reopen for outdoor events such as dog shows and equestrian events with limited capacity.
Horsebacking riding on the beach has resumed at Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, 3500 South A1A, both for the Tours on Horseback and individual permit holders. Those with annual permits to ride on the beach will be provided a 41-day extension when their certificates expire.
Fairwinds Golf Course, 4400 Fairwinds Drive, resumed operations Friday, with limitations such as single-rider golf carts, expanded tee times and online/telephone booking only. The Rusty Putter restaurant is open for take-out orders only.
Facilities still closed are St. Lucie County Aquarium and Regional History Center, 420 Seaway Drive; and all park playgrounds, basketball courts and athletic fields.
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