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Moundsville Reopening Parks June 1

MOUNDSVILLE – Moundsville’s parks, fields and recreational facilities will be reopened beginning June 1, with more facilities opening on a rolling schedule over the coming weeks.

Beginning today, playgrounds across the city are to reopen. Each playground will allow a maximum of 25 people at a time, with smaller facilities having lower caps.

Social distancing rules of six feet are required, and people are asked to avoid touching their face, and to sanitize hands before and after using equipment. The playground equipment itself will be sanitized by city crews at least once a day.

These rules are mandatory and must be adhered to for continued use of the playgrounds, according to a release from City Manager Rick Healy.

Shelters will be open under the same restrictions on the number of people gathering. Sanitizer is required for those who wish to use the shelters.

Youth baseball and softball is to resume June 8. Until that time, the fields will remain closed while city workers prepare them for use. Final guidance from the state has not yet been received as of Thursday, and scheduling will be released as soon as possible.

Basketball courts and the Four Seasons Pool remain closed until further notice. Adult softball has also not been addressed, as Parks Director John White is still working on rules and scheduling.

These rules were devised in accordance with the Marshall County Health Department and other county municipalities.

Benwood City Clerk Judy Hunt said the city was making plans to open its pool on Thursday, though they were keeping their ears open for guidelines from the governor’s office on how to do so safely. McMechen and Glen Dale have not yet made arrangements to open their municipal pools while they await guidance from the state.

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