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County Playgrounds Will Open In Westchester

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