State parks in Kentucky will be allowed to reopen on June 1, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
The reopening includes lodging, cabins and golfing, he said.
The plan excludes state parks that have been designated to help provide temporary housing for some Covid-19 patients.
“Obviously tourism is an incredibly important business in Kentucky. We're taking a big revenue hit from it, but that's not the reason that we're reopening it now,” he said. “It's that we believe we can do it safely with social distancing, as long as Kentuckians continue to buy into the rules, to know that this virus is still out there. Then we've got an opportunity, especially this summer, for people to travel in state, where it's safest.”
The state will also be resuming auto or dirt track racing, fishing tournaments, and reopening aquatic centers and bowling alleys on June 1, he said.