Lynchburg’s Miller Park Pool, Riverside Sprayground, Riverfront Park Fountain to remain closed through the summer


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Lynchburg City officials have announced, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the popular outdoor venues, Miller Park Pool, Riverside Park Sprayground, and Riverfront Park Fountain will remain closed through the summer months.

“We know the community will be disappointed. We considered alternatives and took into consideration the Forward Virginia Plan and CDC guidelines; however, the bottom line was the safety of this community, our patrons and our staff.”

Bonnie Svrcek, Lynchburg City Manager

Even though the pool and other water features will be closed through the summer, Jenny Jones, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Lynchburg, says that Lynchburg still offers many other recreational activities.

“All of our parks and many of our trails remain open for everyone’s enjoyment. The canoe and kayak rental at Ivy Creek will be available, and all of our adult softball, kickball, tennis and flag football will be available. We will soon mail an abbreviated version of our Activity Guide to every household. It is filled with great ideas, programs, and activities. We encourage everyone to take time to look it over and discover a new passion or revisit an existing interest.”

Jenny Jones, Lynchburg’s Parks and Recreation Director

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