Five parks on Hilton Head Island remain closed more than six weeks after Hurricane Matthew, but most have reopened, with some restrictions, to the public in time for the busy Thanksgiving holiday.
The large tourist attraction — beaches — are all open.
Town officials have cited debris clean-up and some damage for the reason why many of the parks and beaches were closed following the Oct. 8 storm, with the exception of Honey Horn and Chaplin Community Park, which are being used as debris-processing sites.
Honey Horn and Chaplin Community Park will likely remain closed for up to six months, town officials have said.
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Here is an updated list on what is open and closed as of Monday, according to town officials:
▪ Crossings Park
▪ Chaplin Community Park
▪ Green Shell Park
▪ Betsy Jukofsky Xeriscape Garden
▪ Honey Horn
▪ Alder Lane Beach Access
▪ Burkes Beach
▪ Coligny Beach Park
▪ Driessen Beach Park
▪ Folly Field Beach Park
▪ Islanders Beach Park
▪ Mitchelville Beach Park
▪ Compass Rose Park
▪ Fish Haul Creek Park (nature trail just past the picnic pavilion closed)
▪ Jarvis Creek Park (nature trails closed)
▪ Rowing and Sailing Center at Squire Pope Community Park (docks closed)
▪ Shelter Cove Community Park
▪ Barker Field (bathrooms closed)
▪ Bristol Sports Arena
▪ Cordillo Tennis Courts
▪ Hilton Head Park — Old Schoolhouse Park (basketball court closed)
▪ Island Recreation Center
▪ Old House Creek Dock