With native temperatures forecast to succeed in excessive into the 80s Saturday, state and native officers are reminding folks to take care of social distancing after they go to state parks and different leisure websites that opened this week for the primary time since March.
To this point, Willow Grove Park patrons have carried out a “fantastic job” adhering to social distancing pointers, mentioned Dale Lewis, Port of Longview director of exterior affairs. “We anticipate that to proceed by this sunny weekend.”
The port has stored the park open all through the coronavirus pandemic, although the playgrounds and picnic areas will proceed to be closed. The port re-posted the foundations and pointers on the park Friday, Lewis mentioned.
Gov. Jay Inslee reopened many state parks Tuesday for day use solely, together with close by Seaquest, Paradise Level, Lewis and Clark, Rainbow Falls and Battle Floor Lake state parks. Cape Disappointment and Loomis Lake state parks close to Ilwaco, Fort Columbia State Park close to Chinook, and Beacon Rock state Park within the Columbia River Gorge stay closed.
“The good climate and the primary weekend of parks reopening naturally has us involved,” mentioned Toni Weyman Droscher, a state parks spokeswoman. “However we’re relying on folks to do the appropriate factor and apply social distancing.”
If it seems to be like a park is getting crowded, Droscher mentioned the state hopes folks will select to return at a unique time or go to a much less crowded park.
— to tdn.com