Cities Move To Reopen Parks


Bunnell, FL - After Governor Ron DeSantis' announcement that Florida will begin the process of reopening on Monday, some cities are preparing to partially reopen their parks by Monday (May 4th).

According to the City of Bunnell, they plan on reopening JB King Park and Carver Fields first as part of their plan. Those parks are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. and close by dusk. And while the parks are reopened, city officials say that amenities like bathrooms and water fountains will not be accessible.

That also goes for other facilities such as playscapes, picnic tables and exercise equipment, and social distancing guidelines will still be in effect. 

The City of Edgewater also detailed how they plan to reopen a few of their parks. According to officials, Whistle Stop Park, Rotary Park, Hawks Park and Menard May Park will all reopen at 9 a.m. come Monday. 

However, the splash pad at Whistle Stop Park and all basketball courts, playgrounds and rental venues – such as pavilions – will remain closed until further notice.

Additionally, Deltona will reopen their parks too. Mayor Heidi Herzberg said in an email that the city will proceed with a soft open off all their parks. Restrooms, playgrounds, splash pads, fields and playscapes will remain closed.


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