Following state and federal guidelines, the Yorktown Beach remains closed, according to a release issued Friday from York County Public Information Officer Gail Whittaker.
“While many localities are able to allow the beaches to be used for exercise and fishing, the Yorktown Beach’s small size makes the required social distancing difficult, if not impossible,” the release stated. “In addition, when open, our beach is frequented by guests from neighboring localities, which increases the chance of the spread.”
Riverwalk Landing piers are now open for transient and recreational boaters. The Yorktown Fishing Pier is open, but limited to no more than 10 people at a time and social distancing rules must be followed.
The Yorktown Beach picnic area is open for passive recreation of groups no larger than 10. The adjacent parking area remains closed.
Grassy areas of Riverwalk Landing are open for passive recreation such as reading, playing Frisbee, etc. Social distancing and group size applies.
Many Riverwalk Landing businesses are opening with enhanced health and safety measures in place for employees and customers. Currently, restaurants with carry-out options and those with limited patio and outdoor seating include: Water Street Grille, Riverwalk Restaurant, Ben & Jerry’s, and Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters. Patriot Tours & Provisions offers outdoor recreation, including paddle board and kayak rentals, bicycle rentals, and guided Segway tours.
York County and school division green areas are open for recreation by groups of no more than 10, but not for organized sports. Basketball courts and playgrounds remain closed.