The weather has been beautiful, so this news is coming right on time! Niagara County will begin to reopen parks tomorrow (June 19).

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The kids will be able to hit the playground areas at Oppenheim Park in Niagara Falls, Krull Park in Olcott and West Canal in North Tonawanda, according to WIVB. They'll have to wait a little while to cool down at the splash pads though. Those won't open at Krull and Oppenheim parks until the end of this month.

The rest of the playgrounds in the parks in Niagara County are slated to open in a week, on June 26. Aquatic venues will need to get a permit from the Niagara County Health Department before they can reopen.

“We want to encourage parents and their children to be active and get outside, but the fact is use of playgrounds, splash pads and pools can increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. That doesn’t mean you need to stay home, but rather be smart and take the necessary preventive measures if you do go to these places.” ~ Public Health Director for Niagara County, Daniel Stapleton via WIVB

If you have questions or concerns, you can call the Niagara County Parks Department at (716) 439-7951 or you can visit its website.

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