Many parks facilities reopen next week

What do pickleball, tennis, pedal boats, kayaks, and golf have in common?

Well, not much, actually … except that they’re all making news in Lexington next week. Parks & Recreation facilities are opening for tennis, pickleball, pedal boats, and kayaks.

“There are some new rules to provide for social distancing, but there’s still plenty of room for fun,” Mayor Linda Gorton said.

Tennis and pickleball courts will open Monday, May 11. Nets will be installed on about 50% of the City’s courts to encourage social distancing. Benches will be removed, where possible. Rules to encourage safe play will be posted at all courts.

The accessible Jacobson Boat Dock will open May 13. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday- Friday; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: 1-7 p.m. Two- and four-person pedal boats, and 2-person kayaks are available for rent. Again, rules will be posted to encourage safe use in a pandemic.

Finally, on Monday, May 11, golf operations will expand. Changes include curbside sales of food, beverages and merchandise. Courses will be returning to normal rate structures. Ranges will be open to allow for practice. All purchases are limited to credit cards.