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Alachua County Plan to Reopen Poe Springs

Press release from Alachua County

Poe Springs (28800 N.W. 182nd Ave, High Springs) will reopen at 50% capacity on weekends only, starting June 13, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Park staff will patrol the day-use area and swimming area to ensure all guidelines are being followed. Park staff will also clean and disinfect commonly-touched surfaces and restrooms hourly. Visitors should follow CDC recommendations for visiting parks and recreational facilities. Groups that live together visiting the park are not expected to be contactless or use social distancing.

Guidelines for park swimming:

  • Keep “play” and interaction between swimmers contactless, and maintain social distancing.
  • Do not intermix groups.
  • Discourage the sharing of swim equipment. If sharing must occur, consider how the equipment will be sanitized between each use.
  • Adhere to park-specific guidelines for COVID-19.

Park guidelines:

  • Limit groups to ten or less and stay at least six feet from others at all times. This might make some open areas, trails, and paths better to use. Do not go into a crowded area.
  • Do not use the playground located within the park.
  • Keep “play” and interactions contactless, and maintain social distancing.
  • Do not intermix groups.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Parks and Conservation Land Office at 352-264-6868 or parks@alachuacounty.us.

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