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Kern County Parks Still Open, But Local Officials Say ‘Stay Home’ Easter Weekend

Fresno , Kings and Tulare counties have closed their parks to keep people home during the coronavirus pandemic. But Kern County parks are still technically open and with Easter coming up, some residents are worried. A release from the Kern County Public Health Department states that park facilities and amenities, like bathrooms, are closed , but you can still get in. “We don’t have a way to close off, let’s say, a parking lot at a gate, they’re wide open” says Dianne Hover. She’s the director of the city of Bakersfield’s Parks and Recreation Department. Kern County’s Public Health Department discourages people from going to the parks but Tehachapi resident Wendy Swope says that won’t keep people home on Easter. “That event typically will draw a couple thousand people easily,” says Swope. For many Valley parks, it’s one of the busiest weekends of the year. “We’re gonna see people flocking in from other counties who don’t have access to their own parks because their county shut their

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