Douglas County parks will reopen Friday.
The parks had been closed since March 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners announced the change Tuesday. However, they said in a press release that members of the public must follow social distancing restrictions or the parks could be closed again.
Park users must stay 6 feet away from others.
And visitors must come alone or in couples or families. Group use isn’t being allowed yet.
Pavilions, gazebos and playgrounds will remain closed.
And the parks department is cautioning that picnic tables won’t be sanitized.
Restrooms will be sanitized daily at Charles V. Stanton, Chief Miwaleta, Amacher, Pass Creek, River Forks, Singleton and Scottsburg Parks.
Flush restrooms only will be sanitized daily at Ben Irving, Cooper Creek, Mildred Kanipe and Whistler’s Bend County Parks.
County RV parks will be opened to self-contained RV units, but not to tents, cabins or yurts. The group site will remain closed and restroom and shower facilities will be open only from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m.
Only Oregonians will be allowed to camp at the parks.
Parks visitors are being encouraged to wear masks and bring their own soap, hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes.