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Milwaukee County residents head outdoors for Memorial Day activities

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee residents enjoyed some activities on Memorial Day, both with the weather improving and the city gradually reopening.

"They just put the tennis courts up, or the tennis nets up I think on Friday," Dan Borchard said of the courts across from McKinley Park. "You know it’s nice being able to come out and at least get some exercise playing tennis versus going for a run.”

People were able to enjoy golf at Milwaukee County parks, with some restrictions.

“Me and my friend here both in separate carts, you know, doing our thing, and they make it really easy here, especially when you’re golfing," Carl Peterson said of golfing at Grant Park. "You know, don’t hit the ball where the other person does anyway, so it’s really easy to stay six feet apart.”

The social distancing mindset carried over to Milwaukee County beaches.

“Everybody I’ve seen has stayed six feet apart from each other," Rebecca Kellogg said. "You know, people are still nice, and say good morning. But you know, six feet away.”

Others chose to sit back and enjoy the scenery from a distance.

“It’s just peaceful," Jeniffer Meitc said. "And I think it’s just a good time after all the stress and everything to sit and relax.

With Milwaukee County not operating pools this summer, that also means there will be no lifeguards at Bradford Beach.

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