BARTOW COUNTY, GA — Planning your Memorial Day weekend? Parades and similar events have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but parks are largely open — as long as patrons practice social distancing.
Georgia's state parks are open, but crowds have been limited at the busiest parks. For the latest information on state parks, visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's website, or visit the Facebook page of a particular park.
Most Bartow County park facilities — including playgrounds and restrooms — reopened on May 14. Fields will be limited to no more than six people at a time. Small pavilions will be limited to 25 people at a time, with large pavilions limited to 50 people. Community centers and conference rooms will be limited to 20 at a time, with gyms still not open.
Campgrounds and boat ramps are open, with limitations. Bartow Beach is not scheduled to reopen until June 1. Outdoor basketball courts, gyms and other indoor facilities won’t reopen until late June or early July. For the latest information, visit the Bartow County Parks and Recreation website or its Facebook page.
American Legion Carl Boyd Post 42 has postponed its annual Memorial Day celebration until Veteran’s Day. Instead, the names of veterans who’ve passed away over the last year will be posted on the post’s website.
“The vast majority of the membership of our post would be classified as the high risk group for the COVID,” post commander Michael Schwartz said to The Daily Tribune News. “So we just can’t take a risk with that right now.”