Boulder Parks and Recreation services to remain limited over the summer

Boulder Parks and Recreation will reduce service levels over the summer as a result of continued challenges with funding, staffing and visitation levels.

Further, after a year of high use at its outdoor facilities, Boulder Parks and Recreation plans to focus its resources at the city’s parks, outdoor pools, the Flatirons Golf Course and the Boulder Reservoir.

The renovated Scott Carpenter Pool is open and can be reserved for lap swims. The Scott Carpenter Pool leisure features, the Spruce Pool and the Boulder Reservoir peak season amenities, including the swim beach and the Driftwind restaurant in the new Visitor Services

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Richmond’s summer recreation guide released | Life

The 2021 Richmond Recreation Department Summer Activity Guide is a little smaller this season due to the pandemic, but there will still be fun activities for local children to enjoy.

A shortage of applicants to serve as camp counselors has meant the cancellation of Camp Richmond. The outdoor day camp for children ages 6 to 13 has been a staple of the parks and recreation department’s offerings for many years.

The city’s pool will open this summer, but there will be limited programming, hours and days, also due to a lack of employees.

“We are having a really hard time

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EU plans summer opening for vaccinated tourists

(CNN) — After nearly a year of closed borders, the European Union could open in June to fully vaccinated vacationers from countries with low Covid infection rates in time for summer under a plan revealed on Monday.

The easing of restrictions on nonessential travel, which will be welcomed by countries desperate to revive struggling tourism industries, would also allow for an “emergency brake” should infection rates rise again.

Reflecting success with vaccination programs, the EU also wants to relax qualification rules for adding to its safe travel list of countries whose travelers don’t need to be vaccinated or to

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In New Orleans, a Preview of a Possible Summer Travel Boom

NEW ORLEANS—For much of the past year, this city’s Frenchmen Street has been largely silent, the result of pandemic-related lockdowns and a nosedive in tourism. “Butt naked,” is how brass-band leader

James Williams

described Frenchmen, known for its typically bustling all-hours live-music venues.

But in recent weeks, the street—and much of New Orleans—has shown new signs of life.

In mid-March, Mayor

LaToya Cantrell

allowed musicians to resume live performances. Their return has corresponded with a surge in vaccinated tourists eager to experience the city’s celebratory culture that many say represents everything the pandemic isn’t.

“It’s like being reborn,” said

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Oregon summer vacation season expected to be a busy one | News

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – With the state of Oregon eyeing June as a time when life can begin to return to normal, many people are already working on their summer vacation plans. Across the state, tourism agencies are reporting bookings are up and finding a place to stay for a vacation is getting harder and harder to find.

Vacation rental companies say they too are seeing demand for summer vacations.

“Summer is shaping up to be incredibly busy,” Amy VanDyke with Sunset Vacation Rentals said.

She adds that this spring has been very busy for their company which manages properties

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Summer travel is already booked up

Vaccines are flowing, the weather is changing, and summer seems like the ideal time to finally get out of the house post-pandemic. The problem is, everyone else has the same idea.

The big picture: Campsites, Airbnbs, flights and rental cars are rapidly booking up for the summer as a cooped-up nation all vacations at once.

What’s happening: Around 72% of Americans are planning summer trips this year, compared with 37% in 2020, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

  • And with international travel restrictions still in place, “we are seeing a ramp-up of domestic leisure,” says Tori Barnes of the
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