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Summer attractions reopening in Lynchburg as COVID-19 restrictions loosen

Pack a mask along with your pool towel

If you're looking to beat the heat this summer, you'll now be able to visit some popular attractions in Lynchburg.
If you're looking to beat the heat this summer, you'll now be able to visit some popular attractions in Lynchburg.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – If you’re looking to beat the heat this summer, you’ll be able to visit some popular attractions in Lynchburg as COVID-19 restrictions continue to loosen up.

The Riverside Park Sprayground will reopen Friday, May 28. City leaders are asking people to social distance, though staff will not be on-site to monitor the area.

Meanwhile, opening day for the Miller Park pool is Saturday, June 12. No more than 200 individuals will be allowed in at a time.

You do not have to bring your vaccination card, but you will need a mask.

“At this time, [Governor Ralph Northam’s] restrictions do ask us to please wear a mask. You do not have to wear a mask in the pool, but we do ask people to wear a mask on the pool deck and in the bathhouse,” said Maggie Mace, recreation services manager for Lynchburg Parks & Rec.

City leaders chose to open the pool June 12 instead of Memorial Day Weekend so they can train staff on the new guidelines.


About the Author:

Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.