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Parks and playgrounds in Nassau County reopen

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 17:29:30-04

EAST MEADOW, L.I. — Children and parents were thrilled to be back at their happy place at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

It was just one of 67 playgrounds in 35 public parks reopened in Nassau County on Saturday. It was a gorgeous day to be out and about.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says residents have been doing the right thing and the county has seen a steady decline in COVID-19 cases.

Next up, Nassau County pools are on pace to open up just in time for the 4th of July holiday.

“This works,” said Curran, holding up a face mask at her daily press briefing. “Why do we have 1 percent of people tested testing positive? Because we are using the proper PPE.”

Life is starting to return to normal.

Food trucks are now permitted to operate at Eisenhower Park and Ann Stabile, owner of Heores for Hero’s, couldn’t be happier.

“Our customers missed us so we now have our customers back again and we are very happy about that.”

Parkgoers are still urged to practice social distancing and wear a mask.

The rules may be a little tougher for kids to follow but Dewan Tarik is not worried.

“Sunlight and fresh air seems to one of the best disinfectants and a beautiful day like this with the sun out can do more good than harm,” he said.

Campgrounds and dog parks have also reopened in Nassau and most county pools will open July 3.