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Mercer County parks and golf courses to open again on Saturday, May 2

The Mercer County Park Commission will reopen county parks and golf courses beginning Saturday, May 2, county officials said.

County parks and lakes will be open to the public and for passive recreation only. Permitted activities include walking, running, biking, fishing and boating. Dog parks, playgrounds and restrooms will remain closed to the public. Sporting and field events, picnics, public gatherings and all active recreation will not be permitted. All park patrons must abide by social distancing standards, and the use of face masks is recommended.

All four county golf courses will reopen to the public and operate at reduced capacity. Golf carts will not be available, and all golfers will only be allowed to walk the course while maintaining social distancing standards. Golf course clubhouses, restrooms, pro shops, and driving ranges will remain closed. Tee time bookings and payments can only be made online through the golf website at https://www.golfmercercounty.com/tee-times/. In-person bookings and payments will not be accepted. Each day will have a limited capacity for golfers. Registration for tee times will open on April 30 at 6 p.m.