Lakeland city leaders vote to reopen golf courses, parks, trails, boat ramps on May 1

Posted at 8:16 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 23:22:58-04

LAKELAND, Fla. -- City leaders in Lakeland have voted to reopen "passive recreation facilities" in the city.

Effective May 1, these facilities include parks, trails, boat ramps, tennis courts and the Cleveland Heights Golf Course can reopen "following safety protocols," according to the City of Lakeland.

Many of these facilities suspended operations earlier in April as the "safer-at-home" order was issued across the entire state of Florida amid coronavirus concerns.

“We do have some concern with playgrounds and manned facilities like our libraries and recreation centers at this time. Staff has been meeting on a regular basis and we have come up with a game plan to get passive areas open to the public with the goal to get facilities open as quickly as possible," said Lakeland City Manager Tony Delgado in a press release.

Recreation centers and playgrounds will remain closed, according to Delgado.

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