"We’ve had a lot of requests for it. I’m getting more thank you’s than anything else. I haven’t had any criticism about it."

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NICEVILLE — Turkey Creek Park is one of a handful of amenities the city of Niceville has opened back up to the public.


A portion of the 20-acre park that features a nature trail, a picnic pavilion and swimming areas was re-opened Monday at the request of City Manager Lannie Corbin.


Corbin said he was acting on behalf of city residents.


"We’ve had a lot of requests for it," Corbin said. "I’m getting more thank you’s than anything else. I haven’t had any criticism about it."


Corbin also had city officials open up the local dog park "because people were taking their pets to the one in Destin" as well as pickle ball courts and the Frisbee golf course at the Mullet Festival grounds.


JUNE 21, 2016: This is what the park usually looks like!


All had been temporarily shut down as part of Gov. Ron DeSantis shelter at home order to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus.


"We opened a lot of little stuff, but not the library or the senior center," Corbin said. "We are going to listen to what the governor says about the first part of May and act accordingly."


Corbin said the city did not advertise the openings, but did provide notice on the city’s website.


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