St. Louis County Parks will reopen with some restrictions

County Executive Sam Page says more details will come on Tuesday morning.

Sam Masterson
April 27, 2020 - 8:40 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced that St. Louis County Parks will reopen "with some restrictions." The announcement was made during his daily morning press conference on Monday. 

Page says further details about the reopening of parks will be released on Tuesday. He was asked how soon the reopening could happen and says it will be sooner than mid-May.

Page says there will be nearly 700 signs posted at its more than 70 parks to help citizens navigate trails and remind them to stay at least 6 feet apart.

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"Even though it's too early to lift our stay-at-home order, we can begin to talk about what that might look like and we will begin with our parks," Page says. "We will allow some of our residents to enjoy some of our best amenities ... and certainly take advantage of our spring weather."

In early April, all county parks were closed due to overcrowding amid the coronavirus pandemic. The City of St. Louis has not closed its parks, but vehicle traffic in all city parks has been restricted, except for some roads in Forest Park. 

You can watch the full announcement here: 

This is a breaking news story that will be updated. 

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