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Metroparks will stay open during stay-at-home order; free admission 3 days each week

Posted: 4:12 PM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 17:01:27-04
Indian Springs Metropark

(WXYZ) — Huron-Clinton Metroparks will remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak and during the stay-at-home order, the metroparks said on Monday.

The news comes hours after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a stay-at-home order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

Related: Read the full stay-at-home executive order signed by Gov. Whitmer

The metroparks will remain open for hiking, biking, running, walking, or just enjoying nature, but people are reminded to social distance and stay six feet away from each other.

Related: Gov. Whitmer announces stay-at-home order for Michigan residents

Programming, playgrounds, park offices, interpretive centers, restrooms and more are closed, and the opening of golf courses is delayed until April 13.

You can download at-home activities and access videos and other content to stay engaged with the Metroparks at metroparks.com/virtual

They are also offering free admission on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but regular admission will be charged every other day. On those days, tollbooths will be staffed.

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