Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park reopening in Hamilton after coronavirus closure

The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, as seen from above. It has more than 60 large sculptures. PROVIDED
The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, as seen from above. It has more than 60 large sculptures. PROVIDED

The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum has reopened to the general public.

The park had only been open to members in recent weeks, but has returned to admitting non-members through general park admissions.

“While the world is facing a new reality, we are incredibly excited to open back up to the public as a location for safe, outdoor recreation,” explains Sean FitzGibbons, executive director of Pyramid Hill, which includes more than 60 large sculptures. “We have implemented measures to comply with COVID-19 regulations and with over 300 acres of land, there is plenty of space to distance, explore and enjoy art in nature.”

Also open will be some indoor facilities, such as the visitor center and public restrooms located at the Grand Pavilion, but fountains will remain turned off because of the coronavirus pandemic. People will be able to purchase bottled water, soft drinks, beer, wine and snacks in the park, and also can order from the picnic concierge menu at least an hour in advance. Alcohol can be purchased at the park, but cannot be taken into it.

The Ancient Sculpture Museum is remaining closed until further notice, and the visitor center will be open only to one person at a time because of physical distancing to stop spread of the disease.

The park also is maintaining some physical-distancing regulations: Staff asks people to keep at least 6 feet between themselves and others inside the park. Also, guests in a carload must be from the same household and are not allowed to gather in groups of 10 or more once inside the park.

Also, the park asks guests not to meet other households in the park. Guests also are not allowed to touch any sculptures.

“If you are sick, please do not visit the park.” according to the news release.

Admission fees are $8 for adults; $3 for children ages 6-12. The website is www.pyramidhill.org.

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