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Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use
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From a press release:

The Lackawanna County Commissioners – Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak – have
approved the reopening of the four county parks for limited use beginning today at 7 a.m.

McDade Park in Scranton, Merli-Sarnoski Park in Greenfield Township, Covington Park in Covington Township, and Aylesworth Park in Jermyn will be open to the general public on Monday through Sunday
from 7 a.m. until dusk, when the parks close.

People will be able to walk, hike, jog, bike, and fish. Large group gatherings are not permitted under Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s order. The restrooms and pavilions will remain closed, and sports activities will not be permitted.

McDade Park’s Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, along with the Electric City Trolley Museum and the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton, will remain closed until further notice.

The commissioners urge everyone using the facilities to practice social distancing, as the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing.

At the end of March, the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department announced that it is planning to go ahead with its Art in the Park program and ARTS Engage Day this summer.

Art in the Park and ARTS Engage Day will provide hands-on interactive activities and performances by local artists for children ages 4-12.

Art in the Park schedule:

Tuesday, July 7: Merli-Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Twp., 10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, July 14: Covington Park, Covington Twp., 10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, July 21: Aylesworth Park, Jermyn, 10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, July 28: McDade Park, Scranton, 10 a.m.-noon

Thursday, July 30: ARTS Engage Day at the Electric City Trolley Museum, 10 a.m.-noon