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Town park department releases tentative schedule for reopening facilities

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The Chesterton Park Department has released the tentative schedule for re-opening its facilities this summer.

That schedule is somewhat more restrictive than Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Plan, which allows the re-opening of playgrounds on Sunday, May 24. The Park Department, however, has opted to follow CDC guidelines, which continue to recommend against the use of playgrounds. “For that reason, the current plan is to keep playgrounds, tennis/basketball courts, bathrooms, and the splash pad closed until at least July 4,” the Park Department announced on Wednesday in a Facebook post.

The Park Department noted that it will follow the governor’s Back on Track Plan and his executive orders as “guides,” but that “the town still has the authority to be more restrictive than the governor’s orders.”

The Park Department also noted that park users should continue to practice social-distancing and wear face masks and that, under a resolution adopted by the Town Council, “no gatherings of more than 25 people are allowed without the submission of a social-distancing/COVID-19 plan and approval by the Chesterton Police Chief.”

“Compliance with Chesterton’s COVID-19 policy will be enforced by the Police Chief,” the Park Department added.

The tentative re-opening schedule:

-- Sunday, May 24: Parks and trails will be open. Visitors must maintain social-distancing and are encouraged to wear face coverings. No public gatherings of 25 or more people without an approved social-distancing/COVID-19 plan. Shelters, the splash pad, playgrounds, and restrooms will remain closed. Visitors should plan their visit to the parks accordingly, knowing that the restrooms will not be available.

-- Sunday, June 14: Sports fields will be re-opened for recreational use but the Park Department will not be running any leagues. No public gatherings of 25 or more people without an approved social-distancing/COVID-19 plan. Shelters, the splash pad, playgrounds, and restrooms will remain closed. Visitors should plan their visit to the parks accordingly, knowing that the restrooms will not be available.

-- Sunday, July 4: Shelters and playgrounds will be re-opened. The splash pad and restrooms are also tenatively scheduled for re-opening, subject to testing and sufficient cleaning supplies being available. Visitors must maintain social-distancing and are encouraged to wear face goverings. No public gatherings of 25 or more people without an approved social-distancing/COVID-19 plan.

“This is a tenative schedule only,” the Park Department said. “The schedule is subject to change. It is important for everyone’s safety and well-being that all visitors respect these requirements and continue to adhere to them.”

 

 

Posted 5/22/2020

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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