PRINCETON — Sunny skies and a roaring Tyrannosaurus were the backdrop Friday for visitors at a miniature golf course and a nearby fishing pond when a local recreation center reopened for business.
Reel Catch, LLC, on Brick Street had opened May 5 and followed the rules regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic before businesses had to close, owner Winfred Shrewsbury recalled.
“We opened back up at four o’clock,” he said last Friday.
The recreation center has a mini golf course, fishing, a recreation room with arcade games and concessions serving short-order food such as hot dogs, hamburger, nachos and eight flavors of ice cream, Shrewsbury stated.
And there are the dinosaurs. A moving, roaring and blinking Tyrannosaurus looms over the golf course, and other species such as velociraptor are on the course. There’s even one children can ride outside the recreation room. Shrewsbury said he was expecting to get three more dinosaurs by July 8, bringing the total to about 14.
“Kids know all the names of all those dinosaurs,” he added. “It amazes me.”
And while the children enjoy visiting the dinosaurs, the adults and older youngsters can play golf, fish or enjoy the arcade games.
“I have some things for the youngest to the oldest,” he said. “This place is totally family oriented – no drugs or alcohol allowed. We have real toilet facilities. This is a fishing pond of a different caliber.”
“There’s not much recreation out there,” Shrewsbury said of the community. “When word gets out, I think this golf course should do good.”
Reel Catch,LLC will be open Thursday and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is located at 123 Brick Street in Princeton.
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