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Recreation options see increased Father's Day crowds

Camp Putt Golf Adventure Park saw an influx of people looking to spend Father's Day outdoors.

Posted: Jun 21, 2020 6:20 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Since Lane County entered phase two, many recreation options are beginning to reopen.

Camp Putt Golf Adventure Park reopened with specific safety guidelines on Wednesday.

"We weren't sure if people were going to be able to come out more or people were going to be a little bit more afraid," Willamalane Customer Service Supervisor Kevin Suiter said. 

Aside from encouraging social distancing, all golf clubs and balls are sanitized after every use and group sizes are limited to four people. That didn't stop people from visiting over Father's Day weekend.

"I think people are ready to be out and try to get out and do something again," Suiter said.

Suiter said Camp Putt sees about 100 to 150 on a typical Sunday. That's approximately how many people they saw on Father's Day.

"Our biggest concern is walking the courses and making sure we're maintaining those six-foot distances between people, making sure we're not overcrowding the park," Suiter said.

The Holbrook family visits Camp Putt a few times each year. They said they couldn't wait to get out of the house for Father's Day.

"Actually being back out in public and visiting these establishments again has been long missed," Russ Holbrook said.

The family also added that it's been difficult missing so many birthdays and celebrations over the last few months. They weren't surprised to see increased crowds. 

"You see the house everyday, but you don't get to see the community everyday," Russ Holbrook said. "On holidays like this, it's an extra treat."

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