Public parks now online

Cayman Islands residents
have a new activities resource to turn to this summer. The Recreation Parks and
Cemeteries Unit website lists a host of parks, beaches and other venues
offering leisure time activities for the entire family.

The website lists 16 public
parks and 18 public beaches across Grand Cayman.  In addition, the www.rpcu.gov.ky site will
soon have a map showing park locations.

General Manager Jonathan
Jackson said that while the website was developed to advise the public of the
Unit’s roles and functions, it also provides information on public facilities
and how to access and use them responsibly. The site also provides data on
other public areas maintained by the Unit, as well as docks and ramps and
public restrooms.

“The site is timely because
during the summer people always want to explore interesting things to do,” said
Mr. Jackson.

“And at a time when
stay-at-home vacations are being encouraged, our site can be useful to
residents who are trying to reduce vacation expenditure.”

He added the site will also
be able to help visitors make leisure plans ahead of their arrival in Cayman.

“The majority of the parks
have playground equipment and sandboxes, plus other amenities for public
convenience and safe enjoyment,” Mr. Jackson said.  

Those wishing to reserve
public beach and park cabanas for special events must first obtain an event
permit from the Unit. Application forms are available only at the Unit office.

“Public spaces exist for the
community’s enjoyment,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of District
Administration, Works, Land and Agriculture Juliana O’Connor-Connolly.

“Safe and responsible use of
all facilities will ensure that they will be available for future generations.”

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