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Posted on: May 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Orange County parks facilities to maintain current status during Phase 1

Blackwood Farm Pond

Orange County’s parks facilities will maintain their current status when the county shifts into the state’s Phase I recovery plan on Friday at 5 p.m. 

Little River Regional Park, Hollow Rock Nature Park, Blackwood Farm Park, River Park and Seven Mile Creek Natural Area have been open during the pandemic with limited facilities (trails open for exercise but bathrooms and playground equipment are closed). That status will remain the same through Phase 1. (Blackwood Farm Park is open Thursday-Sunday only.)

Cedar Grove Park, Fairview Park, Efland Cheeks Park and the Center remain will closed through Phase 1.

In terms of State Parks in Orange County, Eno River State Park (which includes Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area) will open with limited facilities Saturday, May 9. The N.C. Parks Service has prepared a video to explain how state parks will operate in Phase 1.

Visitors to county parks are asked to observe social distancing. The CDC encourages you to wear a mask when you go out, particularly if social distancing is difficult to maintain.

  • Click here for more information on the Phase 1 reopening.

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