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Vastwood Park beach will open Memorial Day

Swimming at the Vastwood Park lake beach will resume Memorial Day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the beach will initially open on a limited schedule of Saturday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 until 5 p.m., on the following weekend. The county has recently hired two…

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Parks preparing for summer opening of Vastwood beach

Hancock County Parks is busy preparing for the opening of the summer season following a number of projects to improve the facilities, and will offer Hancock citizens more affordable opportunities for recreation close to home. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said improvements have been made at Vastwood beach, with “several tons” of sand brought in to…

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Swimming closed for six years, Vastwood will give it a try again

Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said fiscal court plans to reopen Vastwood Lake to swimmers this summer. Roberts said the county plans to open the lake at the end of June or by the 4th of July. “Our full intention is to open it this summer,” Roberts said. “We are looking at a partial…

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