Cape Coral reopens Yacht Club Beach, dog parks

Cape Coral is easing restrictions at some places around the city, and the beach at the Cape Coral Yacht Club was filled with people on Tuesday.

Some expected bigger crowds for the first day of reopening, but they were happy to see social distancing was in place between the people that did show up.

“I was trying to catch some fish but they all ran away from me,” said Payton Dexter, who spent the morning on the beach with her grandfather.

“I seen the Fort Myers Beach when they opened, they had a pretty good crowd. This has always been a well-attended beach. So I don’t think it’s really that crowded,” said Brad Dexter.

Beach chairs lined the sand – six feet apart.

“Just so everybody listens to what they’re saying.. social distancing. I say ‘yeah, open it back up,'” said Judy Gibala.

The city’s decision to also reopen the dog park at Rotary Park got tails wagging.

Gale Orlowski was there enjoying the fresh air with her dog.

“I feel like I was let out of prison. The only thing I see is Walmart and Publix. So it’s nice to get out and be out especially in a shaded area like this that you can sit out here and talk to someone,” she said.

Cape Coral police said officers will respond to any complaints at the Yacht Club. They’re continuing to educate people about social distancing and CDC guidelines.

Reporter:Taylor Petras
Writer:Jackie Winchester
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