The change takes effect next Friday (July 24); whereas before LARPD facilities were open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., the new hours are from sunrise until 30 minutes past sunset.
"What was recognized was that at 10 p.m. (during winter) it's dark and parks should be closed," Kenison said.
The revised hours will also accommodate seasonal changes of the natural light throughout the year, giving residents more time to exercise or play in the outdoor facilities during the summer while reducing the open window more significantly during the winter.
"It's really more reflective of what the intent of the hours are," Kenison added.
Only lighted sports facilities will have firm hours; visitors with a permit are allowed to use them up until 10:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.larpd.org.
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