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PGE will work with Forest Service to decide when other Estacada-area parks can open

COURTESY PHOTO - Promontory Park will open on May 22.

Visitors will be able to stop by Promontory Park and Timber Park within the next several weeks, but other recreation sites operated by Portland General Electric remain temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Promontory Park opened May 22, and Timber Park will open June 1. Additional PGE facilities around the state that opened May 22 include Trojan Park near Clatskanie and Pelton Park near Madras.

PGE's parks have been closed since March 23 to support social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak. The company is collaborating with the U.S. Forest Service to determine opening dates for facilities at Timothy Lake and Lake Harriet, and boater access sites on the Clackamas River.

"Guests at the parks will be asked to practice physical distancing from visitors outside their immediate party," PGE leaders wrote in a news release. "Other steps PGE has taken to help protect visitors' health and safety include closing campground showers and large-group communal areas, extra facilities cleaning and disinfecting, signage to promote physical distancing, and additional staff support. The company is also working with the store and marina operators at Promontory Park and Pelton Park to help them follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention safety guidelines."

For PGE campgrounds that remain closed, reservations can be made with start dates after May 29.

If closures extend past their reservation start date, campers will receive cancellation notices with instructions on how to make alternative reservations or receive full refunds.

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