By Michael P. Walsh
Special to the Voice
In accordance with federal, state and local guidelines, the city reopened certain recreational venues last week, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and city Health Director Maureen B. Lillis announced.
On June 17, the city reopened the West Haven High School track and tennis courts, the Painter Park tennis courts, and the shoreline bocce and horseshoe courts.
Also on June 17, the city increased the capacity of beach parking lots to 75%, Rossi said. Beach parking is for West Haven residents only until further notice.
Rossi noted that the boat launch on April Street is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. It is closed overnight.
Use of the boat launch is for city residents only. Residents must comply with COVID-19 boating guidelines from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Lillis said.
Rossi is encouraging residents to continue keeping West Haven’s 3 miles of public beaches clean and litter-free, saying, “Whatever you carry in, carry out.”