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Hudson Valley News

County Playgrounds Will Open In Westchester

Playground at Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill, NY
Courtesy of Westchester County Department of Parks
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Playground at Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill, NY

Playgrounds will reopen starting this weekend in a county in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Democratic Westchester County Executive George Latimer says 12 county parks playgrounds will open beginning Saturday. The playgrounds had been closed because of COVID-19. Latimer says opening them comes as there is a decline in the number of active COVID cases.  Playgrounds will be sanitized twice daily. Those opening include at Blue Mountain in Peekskill; Croton Gorge in Cortlandt; Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson; George's Island in Montrose; Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla; and at parks in Ardsley, Cross River, Mount Vernon, White Plains and Yonkers. County officials ask visitors to abide by “Playground Safe” — guidelines that include not using the playground if it is crowded and staying away if you are sick, tested positive for COVID-19, or were recently exposed to COVID-19.

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