Four Lackawanna County parks reopened for limited use this morning at 7, the county announced today.
Lackawanna County Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick and Chris Chermak approved the reopening of McDade Park, Scranton; Merli-Sarnoski, Greenfield Twp.; Covington Park, Covington Twp.; and Alyesworth Park, Jermyn. The parks will be open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk for walking, hiking, jogging, biking and fishing.
Under current state mandates, gatherings of large groups and sports are not allowed, and pavilions and restrooms will stay closed. The coal mine tour in McDade Park also remains closed.
“The Commissioners urge everyone using the facilities to practice social distancing,” an announcement explained.
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