PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department wants Philadelphians to know they have reopened several amenities as the weather begins to get warmer. Last season, bathrooms were closed.
Picnic areas, courts, and fields were also off-limits because of the pandemic.READ MORE: Group Of At-Risk Teens, Young Adults From North Philadelphia Taking Trip To See Meek Mill Perform At Madison Square Garden
But that is all about to change.READ MORE: USPS Holding Job Fairs In Philadelphia Region As Preparation For Holiday Season Ramping Up
Residents will be able to picnic with family members and permits are also available for groups of 50 or more.
Bathrooms will also be open.MORE NEWS: Surveillance Video Shows Attempted Armed Robbery Of Armored Truck In North Philadelphia
Parks and Recreation officials tell CBS3 visitation was up 50% last year as people looked to leave their homes and they are hoping to keep that momentum going in 2021.