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Are All Area Parks Closed?

April 7, 2020

Almost all of them.

City of Cayce Riverwalk Parks:

From the City of Cayce website: “All Phases of the Riverwalk including Timmerman Trail are open for your pleasure! We are so thankful for our Parks Staff working to get this wonderful, recreational resource open for us. Please use responsibly and follow COVID-19 social distancing precautions.Please don’t screw this up, people! I, Kathy Gardener your devoted friend and writer, love to take walks there and am praying that you will go alone or with ONE friend. Remember, no more than 2 people are permitted to be gathered!

But as for everyplace else, closed. And if you’d like to have links to the other parks’ websites, here you go:

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission – All parks closed through April 30. This includes Saluda Shoals Park, Seven Oaks Park, Melvin Park and Crooked Creek Park.

City of Columbia Parks – closed on March 15 and closed until further notice

Town of Irmo Parks – As of March 27, the town is operating under an Emergency Protocol, and all parks are closed (includes Irmo Town Park, Irmo Community Park and Veterans’ Park)

Town of Blythewood – As of March 17, Doko Meadows Park and Doko Manor will be closed until further notice

Congaree National Park – As of April 2, Congaree National Park, including all facilities and trails, will be closed until further notice. All in-park programs are cancelled.

City of West Columbia Parks – remain closed (the linked page doesn’t spell this out precisely, but all parks are closed)

Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission – Closed through May 4

South Carolina State Parks – As of March 28, all state parks in South Carolina will be closed through Thursday, April 30, to support the state’s response to COVID-19. This includes the State House Tour Service and gift shop.  The closure is designed to keep visitors and employees as safe as possible by mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus. (Sesquicentennial and Dreher Island State Parks included)

Richland County Parks and Recreation – Closed until further notice

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