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Shawnee Mission Park filled with families enjoying holiday weekend

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Shawnee Mission Park filled with families enjoying holiday weekend
Memorial Day weekend traditions look a bit different this year.
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INDOOR EXHIBITS.THIS IS TO ASSIST WITHSOCIAL DISTANCING.DURING THE PANDEMIC,SOME FOLKS AREENJOYING A SOCIALLYDISTANCED STAYCATIONTHIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER MCKENZIENELSON SPOKE WITHPEOPLE AT SHAWNEEMISSION PARK TO SEEHOW THE CORONAVIRUS ISIMPACTING THEIR PLANS.FOR MANY - Memorial DayWEEKEND TRADITIONSLOOK A BIT DIFFERENTTHIS YEAR.WHILE THE GRILLS ARESTILL GOING - THENUMBER OF GUESTS AREMINIMAL.EDDY LOPEZ16:31:01SJust grilling, having agood time with family.MANY FAMILIES LIKE EDDYLOPEZ - SPENT THE DAY ATSHAWNEE MISSION PARK.LOPEZ16:32:42SWe"ve all been kindof staying home, so we"renot too worried about thecoronavirus and I meanwe"re not associatingourselves with any otherpeople out here.WHILE THE BEACH ANDPLAYGROUNDS ARECLOSED AT THE PARK -THE WATER AND SHELTERAREAS ARE OPEN - WITHGUIDELINES.WHILE PEOPLE TRIED TOSOCIAL DISTANCE - MANYSAID THE PARK WASN"TAS BUSY AS USUAL.HEATHER LOEFFLER16:40:17SA couple of weekendsago this was packed full ofkayaks and paddle boards andeverything.FINDING A SPOT ON THEWATER THIS TIME " WASA BREEZE.BECCA COOPER16:50:40SThere"s really noproblem out there.

If it waspacked person to person likeon the 4th of July that wouldbe different, but todaythere"s plenty of space,plenty of water, it"s justhard right here where you loadin and load out.AFTER BEING COOPED UPIN THE HOUSE DUE TOSTAY AT HOME ORDERS -MOST PEOPLE TOLD 41ACTION NEWS THEY WEREJUST HAPPY TO BE OUT.MARK ZYDLO16:40:45SIt"s great to be out ofthe house, me and my familyhave had cabin fever.RUTHIE ORTEGA16:41:56SWhen I drove up it"slike, it"s nice, people aregetting out, so I fe





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