People crowd Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island and Wendy Park Memorial Day; now reopens to vehicular traffic

People crowd Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island and Wendy Park Memorial Day; now reopens to vehicular traffic

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Hundreds of people flocked to Lake Erie for Memorial Day.

People crowd Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island and Wendy Park Memorial Day; now reopens to vehicular traffic

Around 2 p.m., Metroparks officials closed all vehicle access into Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island, and Wendy Park, with limited access to all other marinas and yacht clubs.

A short while later, the road was re-opened. Metroparks Director of Communications Jacqueling Gerling said “it is fluid” and they will continue to monitor. She added it’s not uncommon for the parks to close to vehicular traffic during holiday weekends.

Metroparks police have been patrolling all locations this weekend, making sure people are maintaining social distancing.

🇺🇸HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY🇺🇸 A busy day at Edgewater Park, Ohio today.

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Police are asking groups that are too close to move apart.

“Cleveland Metroparks continues to vigilantly monitor all parks and beaches and make adjustments to access to allow for proper social distancing,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman. “We are all in this together and we are relying on our guests to follow the proper guidelines to ensure we can keep the beach and parks open to enjoy this summer.”

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