Providence water parks open for a splashing good time– under new rules for social distancing



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)– Providence residents looking to beat the heat were relieved to know that the city’s water parks opened today.

But just as little has been untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, the parks have undergone some changes to comply with social distancing and guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Those looking to make a splash will have to get their temperatures taken first. No groups larger than 15 will be allowed in together, and anyone not looking to get wet will have to wear a mask.

Each group will get 45 minutes at the top of the hour. Surfaces will then get a deep clean before the next group is allowed in, said Jackie Poulios, the director of Pastore Water Park.

The parks will be open Monday through Saturday from noon until 5:00 p.m. Bathrooms and concession stands will remain closed until further notice.


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Categories: Providence, Rhode Island