The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department plans to reopen pools this summer in a phased approach. Mercer Pool currently is open to the public for reserved lap swim, water walking, and open swim. Both residents of Iowa City and non-residents can make reservations, which cost $4 per person, per […]

Universal Studios Hollywood planning grand reopening this April Universal Studios Hollywood has announced they are planning to resume operations and welcome guests back to the theme park beginning on Friday, April 16. The occasion will commence with a special park preview for Annual and Season Pass Members starting on Thursday, […]

For much of the past year, the phrase “return to normalcy” has been ingrained into our heads. What will it look like, feel like and — a pressing concern amid the ability of COVID-19 to strip us of our core senses — taste like? In Southern California, one of the […]

CARLSBAD, Calif. (CNS) – Legoland California Resort announced Friday it will begin reopening on April 1, marking the third Southern California amusement park this week to announce plans to reopen in April. The family-friendly amusement park featuring the famous building blocks will offer “Park Preview Days” with access to select […]

CLOSE Disneyland in Southern California is poised to open this spring after a yearlong closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Disneyland Resort announced an April 30 reopening date for  Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Earlier this month, California officials said amusement parks can open beginning April 1 if they meet […]

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — As indoor spaces open gradually after Washington County was recently placed in the “moderate” category of risk regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries throughout Washington County are discussing plans of expanding services before an eventual full reopening at some point. While the latter isn’t expected to […]

Some libraries have started to offer limited indoor services, but planning varies between library operators. As indoor spaces open gradually after Washington County was recently placed in the “moderate” category of risk regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries throughout Washington County are discussing plans of expanding services before an eventual full […]

^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. With more and more Americans receiving vaccines, the City of Denver will soon begin reopening recreation centers and pools. According to the just-announced schedule, on May 3 the weight rooms […]

The East Bay Regional Park District is beginning to reopen some of its facilities as progress continues on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest reopenings are at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont and, at Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, the Little Farm and Regional Parks Botanic Garden. All three are […]

Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidelines for how and […]

Hoteliers across England have spoken out about the need for hospitality to reopen by Easter. With March being touted for a possible lifting of restrictions, Easter, which this year falls relatively early, on the first weekend of April, will be more key than ever for businesses hoping to recover some […]

ANAHEIM, CA — With coronavirus on the rise across the southland, large scale theme parks continue to scale back hopes of reopening any time soon. A recent report from Disneyland Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy disclosed Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure will remain closed until the end of this […]