DOTHAN Ala. (WDHN) — Landmark Park is a 135-acre park built to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Southeast Alabama
Between the drug store featuring a soda fountain, and old medicines on display, and the number of events they hold, there is something for everyone.
Much like a lot of Wiregrass businesses they felt the impact of the first wave of coronavirus restrictions.
“Any event we could house as many as people as we wanted, then covid came and we had to limit numbers or limit where they could go.” Event Coordinator for Landmark Park, David Jay said.
Even though Landmark Park has more than 100-acres of land, some of its outdoor events were even canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
“We had 2 outdoor events which were canceled during COVID,” said Jay. “Like our interpretive center here at the park, we had it shut down for a year and a half because it was close quarters and we couldn’t allow people in there.”
Even though these event venues are following the CDC guidelines, there is still some worry in the back of their minds they might get shut down due to the Delta variant.
“After COVID kind of subsided we had normal numbers coming back to the park which is very good for us even for outdoor events,” said Jay. “But now we see the increase in the Delta variant, we are listening to the state and local officials to see what they recommend.”
If you go to Landmark Park, you will be asked to wear a mask and provided with one if you don’t have one on hand. All this, to keep their doors open and keep their patrons safe.