03/31/2020- In the midst of all the closures and cancellations happening due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Marinette County is encouraging people to take advantage of one attraction- the great outdoors. While Marinette County parks don’t typically open until May, the County has decided to bump up that timeline and waive the entrance fees for all guests for the entire month of April. Facilities and Parks Director Martin Keyport says visiting these areas allows people the chance to get out of the house while still adhering to important social distancing guidelines.
Because of the heavy snowfall this winter and the advanced opening date, Keyport says many of the parks are still in a more “natural” state and may be littered with brush and debris. But, guests will also find trees budding and waterfalls rushing from the spring melt- a sure sign of hope on the horizon.
Marinette County operates 22 park properties. Governor Tony Evers’ ‘Safer at Home’ order runs through April 24th, but, residents are still allowed to leave their homes to go for walks and be in nature, according to that order.