We understand the tremendous impact surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Last week we all went to work, our favorite restaurants and visited the Park District gym. We all have been urged to stay at home except for shopping for essential items like medicine and food. People still want to visit our parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields to engage in outdoor activities such as walking, playing a game of soccer, or running to keep healthy – physically and mentally – not only for themselves, but their children who suddenly have nothing to do! As a reminder, it is under the guidance of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that for 15 days (starting March 16) all social gatherings of groups of more than 10 people should be avoided and to keep a social distancing of six feet from other people. In the spirit of cooperation and support for each other and our community, we are asking that everyone does their small part to follow these guidelines. Our parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields will remain open for you to relax and enjoy, but we kindly ask that you respectively follow these guidelines and do not create gatherings, play-dates, pick-up games, team practices, etc. until further notice. Also, be advised that our outdoor amenities are not sanitized; use our outdoor amenities with caution and please follow the health and safety guidelines.
As we are all aware this is a constantly changing situation and updates will be provided as to how this affects the use of our facilities and parks. We will continue to gather information as quickly as we can, learning and making decisions accordingly. Please follow the “update” section on our website for new information.