Nashville Shores water park reopens with limitations

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 20:06:23-04

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Local water park, Nashville Shores has reopened with limitations and guidelines due to the coronavirus crisis.

Some areas of the park will remain closed in order to make sure people can social distance and are not all crammed in the same space during a pandemic. However, the wave pool and slides are open.

Marketing Director Daniel Strobel said people in the water should not wear masks due to choking concerns.

“We also have social distancing signage, COVID-19 signage throughout the park. We also have installed numerous hand sanitizing stations,” Strobel said, “All of our employees are required to wear masks unless it interferes with their safety.”

Chairs by the pool were placed in clusters about 6 feet apart. In addition, they also hired more people to clean surfaces.

“And the CDC has said that chlorinated water will kill the COVID-19 virus, and all of our pool water, all of the water at the attractions is chlorinated," said Strobel.

People like Karla Kreiter, who brought her 3-year-old Aubri Jara, were ready to be out in the sunshine.

"I’ve been stir crazy for a month I’ve been off sine March 16," said Kreiter.

Swimmers currently aren't allowed to bring tubes into the wave pool to help encourage people to social distance.

When Nashville enters Phase 3 of the reopening plan, some of the areas currently closed will reopen.

“We’re excited to be open," said Strobel

Nashville Shores sent their reopening plan to the metro health department. They also do temperature checks for all employees before they start their shift.