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Birmingham parks, entertainment venues reopening after being closed for three months

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AFTER BEING CLOSED FOR THREE MONTHS, THE CITY PARKS AND MORE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES ARE NOW REOPENING XAVIER HARRIS IS LIVE AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS IN BIRMINGHAM

WHAT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO KEEP CUSTOMERS SAFE THERE >> The Reporter: GUY, I'M OUTSIDE OF THE BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDEN AND VISITORS CAN ONCE AGAIN ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL NATURE THAT'S INSIDE, BUT AT HALF CAPACITY NOW EARLIERED TO I SPOKE WITH THE OPERATIONS MANAGER WHO SAYS THEY HAVE SEEN A STEADY FLOW OF VISITORS COMING IN AND OUT ALL DAY AND HE SAYS THAT'S RARE FOR THIS TIME OF DAY >> JUST TALKING TO THE PEOPLE TODAY AT THE GARDENS, TO A PERSON, THEY'RE JUST ALL THANKFUL TO HAVE THIS FACILITY AVAILABLE TO THEM AGAIN >> STANLEY ROBINSON WITH THE BIRMINGHAM PARK AND RECREATION BOARD SAYS GUESTS AT RECREATION CENTERS, FITNESS CENTERS AN TENNIS COURTS CAN ENJOY THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES ONCE AGAIN, BUT THERE ARE SOME CHANGES

>> YOU CAN GO IN THE FACILITY, THE BUILDING, USE A MASK >> The Reporter: MORE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES IN BIRMINGHAM REOPENED TODAY AS WELL, LIKE TOPGOLF >> WE'RE DISINFECTING EVERY GOLF BALL, EVERY CLUB, THE TABLES, MENUS, SCREENS, EVERYTHING, IN BETWEEN EVERY SINGLE GUEST THAT COMES IN >> The Reporter: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS SAYS CUSTOMERS MUST WEAR A FACE MASK INSIDE OF BUILDING, BUT NOT OUTDOORS IN THE PLAYING AREA >> THE COOL THING ABOUT THE ACTUAL HITTING DAYS IS THAT THEY'RE NATURALLY SOCIAL DISTANCED

THEY'RE 11 FEET FROM TEE TO TEE >> The Reporter: HE SAYS THEY EVEN ADDED AN EXTRA SAFETY BARRIER >> INSIDE OF EACH BAY, WE'VE INSTALLED A DIVIDER TO SEPARATE THE GUESTS FROM BAY TO BAY SO THAT THERE'S NO CHANCE OF ANYBODY GETTING TOO CLOSE TO ANOTHER >> The Reporter: WHILE PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THERE ARE STILL SOME AREAS OFF-LIMITS

>> RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE NOT IMAGINED TO OPEN THE SWIMMING POOLS AS OF — MANAGED TO OPEN THE SWIMMING POOLS AS OF YET, WE WANT TO DO THOSE THINGS SAFELY AND WASN'T TO BE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME WHEN YOU DO THOSE THINGS >> The Reporter: NOW, SOMETHING THAT WE GIST NOTICED WHILE BEING OUTSIDE HERE AT THE GARDEN IS THE WATER FOUNTAINS HAVE BEEN COVERED UP WITH PLASTIC BAGS AND TAPED AROUND AND THAT'S JUST ANOTHER SAFETY PRECAUTION THAT THEY'RE TAKING HERE AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS AND THE PARKS AROUND RECREATIONS DEPARTMENT ALSO WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW IF YOU COME OUT TO ONE OF THEIR FACILITIES TO CALL AHEAD BEFORE YOU GO, JUST SO YOU'LL KNOW THEIR HOURS OF OPERATIONS OR ANY SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES THAT THEY HAVE FOR THAT DAY FOR NOW, WE'RE LIVE

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