Lake Compounce announces new opening date

Lake Compounce announces new opening date

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SOUTHINGTON — Lake Compounce Family Theme and Water Park is set to open for the summer season on July 6. 

Season pass holders will be able to enter the park a week earlier than the general public, July 1 through July 5. 

“The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members continues to be our number one priority as we work to welcome guests back to the park,” said General Manager Larry Gorneault in a press release. “We will continue working with our local leaders, health experts and industry colleagues to ensure best practices are in place at Lake Compounce.”

The park would have normally opened for the season in early May. Amusement parks are supposed to be included the state’s next reopening phase for June 20, along with movie theaters and some indoor dining. 

Park managers have made changes to operations to limit exposure to the virus, for guests and staff. The changes include limiting the number of people in the park at once, pre-entry temperature checks for employees and guests, required face coverings, and social distancing.  Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 Fahrenheit will be turned away.

Guests will need to register online for the day they want to visit the park to ensure capacity limits are adhered to without having to turn people away. Guests can buy tickets or season passes online, as well as RSVP for the day they wish to attend. 

Any guest older than 3 will be required to wear a face covering, except while swimming or in any water attraction. Employees should have personal protective gear, like masks, on at all times.  

Signs will remind guests to stay at least six feet apart. They’ve also set up hand sanitizing stations. 

Lake Compounce also announced a new shop near the entrance — Main Gate Creamery. It will serve soft-serve ice cream, custard and Dole Whip, according to the press release. 

Bear Creek Campgrounds will also open July 1. 

The park will be open daily until Aug. 23, and then on weekends through Sunday, Sept. 20. 

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