Arnolds Park Amusement Park Will Be Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice Effective Saturday (June 13th) Due To Concern Over Rising COVID-19 Numbers

Fri 6-12-2020

(Arnolds Park)-- The Arnolds Park Amusement Park announced late this (Friday) afternoon it will be temporarily closing effective tomorrow (Saturday, June 13th) due to the continued rapid rise in Dickinson county's COVID-19 numbers. 

Arnolds Park Marketing Director Paul Plumb tells KUOO news they are taking the measure out of an abundance of caution...Park Closing01 

"At this time here at the park we do not have any cases but just out of safety and we want to hopefully do the right thing for the community I guess."

Plumb says in addition to the amusement park, the temporary closure also includes the museums and the Queen II...Park Closing02 

"Now the Queen's Court down here will still, those folks lease from us, rent from us, so that is totally up to them. So there probably will be shopping I'm guessing that is available down here and we still, you know, these outdoor smaller events, like tomorrow night we have an event, Saturday night, that we are still going to have that and you know, try to make sure everybody social distances with that and still try to have anything that we feel we can have where people are spread apart and be safe, so we're going to do that. But with the park people in the cue lines and stuff like that there's times when people can get closer. So just with the number of cases going up we made the decision to close those."

Plumb says Arnolds Park has an obligation to the community to provide a safe environment for guests and staff and that they hope to do their part now to slow the spread so they can come back later and enjoy the rest of the season. 

Plumb says when the park reopens will be dependent upon when it's safe to do so.