|Fort Thomas announces Phase One of plan to reopen parks and recreation facilities.|
Parks, open spaces and trails in Fort Thomas will be open for some activities starting June 1 with health and safety guidelines in place.
City Administrator Ron Dill announced Phase One of the city’s plan for reopening parks and recreation facilities, while continuing to practice measures to ensure resident safety.
He and city staff have been working with city officials to create a plan that would help the community resume as many normal activities as possible. They have also been working with government agencies, health organizations and neighboring communities to ensure that efforts follow regulations and guidelines to keep the community safe.
"This effort requires certain protocols beyond our previous routines and in some instances additional personnel and/or training is necessary. We ask for your continued patience and assistance as we all work toward being fully operational," he said.
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Phase One begins this coming week
Although Phase One will officially begin on June 1, the city will continue to monitor and adjust as needed. Here are some highlights:
- All city parks, open spaces, trails remain open for passive recreational activities only; no groups, family units only.
- Tower Park tennis courts and Highland Park disc golf course will be open — participants must provide their own equipment. Social distancing is required.
- The Armory Gymnasium will be open to walkers beginning at 7:30 a.m., M-F only; basketball court will be available through reservation between 9 a.m. and noon, M-F only. Reservations are limited to one half-hour, must be family units/adult supervised and provide your own equipment. No practices or scrimmages permitted.
- Park shelter rentals and game room/meeting room rentals can be reserved for dates beginning July 1 (for gatherings of 50 or less). Contact the Recreation Department at (859) 781-1700.
- The Farmers Market has its opening day on Wednesday, June 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Tower Park. The market will be set up to comply with the Northern Kentucky Health Department standards but remains very accessible and full of traditional offerings.
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