The Anoka County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to close Bunker Beach Water Park for the entire 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. The water park has been a favorite summer pastime in Anoka County for over 30 years.

They posted the update on their Facebook page detailing their recent developments.

If you bought a ticket for this year, they'll be making full refunds to their customers. In a press release they mentioned they hope to be up and running again for the summer 2021 season.

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The post has generated hundreds of reactions on social media from both sides of the fence.

Judy Pontius wrote, " Its necessary. If people didn't sue everyone anytime something happened to them, perhaps this would not happen. But we are a very litigious society. The virus will still be around, people will still be getting sick. You want to swim in water people have spit into?"

Meanwhile, Kimberly Hyde Tsuji commented, "Absolutely ridiculous to be making these decisions now! Give us our freedoms back."

You can follow the comment thread on the water park's Facebook post.

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