Residents can enjoy outdoor fun as some facilities reopen

LAURA FREEMAN Reporter

STOW – Just in time for summer, playgrounds and Bow Wow Beach are open.

Bow Wow Beach opened on Wednesday to a slow and steady group, said Linda Nahrstedt, the director of parks and recreation.

Although the parks are open and people can enjoy the trails, playgrounds and other amenities, the city asks the public to follow safety precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

When at playgrounds and Bow Wow Beach, visitors should follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines:

1.Practice social distancing of 6 feet and avoid congregating in large groups.

2. Wash hands before and when leaving.

3. Wear a face covering.

4, Bring and use a sanitizer during the visit.

5. Leave food and drink at home, but picnic tables are available away from the playground and dog park area.

Silver Springs Campground will open June 15 with a soft opening and new reservation system. In the past, the campground was a “first-come, first-served” facility. June 10 was the first day for reservations for past campground users, and it will be open to the general public by June 13.

All playgrounds are opened with the exception of SOAR because repairs are being made to the surface. It is expected to be open late next week.

Adell Durbin courts have been active with both Pickleball and Tennis. Silver Springs courts will open soon.

Ballfields at Silver Springs are open and being used. There has not been a need for the fields at Oregon Trail.

The Community Gardens are open with less than normal but good participation.

All rental facilities are open, and reservations are open. The renter must sign a COVID waiver to reserve. 

The Stow Senior Center is closed until further guidance is provided by the state and Summit County Health Department.