Golf courses, marinas, other outdoor recreational activities to reopen in PA

Republicans push to reopen zoos, groomers, garden centers


HARRISBURG, PA — From the moment Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in PA to close, he has received pressure to reopen the state. Late Monday, April 27, Wolf made a concession for golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately-owned campgrounds, all of which may reopen on May 1, provided they follow the governor's guidelines and FAQ.

"As the weather warms and daylight lengthens, enjoying time outdoors is an important way to manage stress,” Wolf said in a release. “As we start to take measured, limited steps to reopen our commonwealth, reopening these industries will help to rebuild our economy and strengthen our mental health.”

Cricket Hill Golf Club has announced that it will reopen the course on May 1. Honesdale Golf Club said its board is working on a plan for a soft reopening.

On the same day as Wolf's announcement, House Republicans voted through three separate bills that would allow zoos, garden and law centers, and animal groomers to reopen. Wolf opposes all three bills.

The governor has his own schedule for reopening the commonwealth, which he has laid out in a three-phase, color-coded plan.

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