More re-openings including public pools in the Bluegrass

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A number of reopenings occurred today across the state and right here in South Central Kentucky.

At the Southland Family Club in Bowling Green, children were enjoying the water.

“I’ve been waiting on this all summer long,” said J. Gardner Brown, a local resident.

Beech Bend Amusement Park in Bowling Green also reopened today.

“My grandson loves it here. It passes the time. [It is a] good summer activity,” said Sandy Davenport, a local resident.

“I’m actually glad it’s open. But at the same time it’s a risk because you never really know who has the coronavirus,” said Casey Murray, another local resident.

In addition, Bowling Green City Parks and Recreation reopening all playgrounds, the Preston Miller outdoor fitness area, and park rentals.

“What the public has to understand is, there is still restrictions. There are still the social distancing expectations. People are recommended to wear masks as they see fit. And then for us, they can only have up to 50. But a lot of our shelters may be open, but they don’t have all the tables because all the tables would not fit within the 6-foot guidelines. So, there’s limited capacity at some of our facilities,” said Brent Belcher, Bowling Green Parks and Recreation.

Guests at all of these places are still required to practice social distancing, and masks are recommended.

Bars and wedding venues also able to reopen their doors beginning Monday.