INDIANAPOLIS — Much of what would normally be open by Memorial Day weekend at Indianapolis parks won't be this year.
COVID-19 restrictions are the reason.
Pools and spraygrounds at Indy Parks remain closed, and whether they will open for the summer remains to be seen. Several public pools in towns outside Indianapolis have already made the decision to stay closed this summer.
"Summer plans are still being evaluated with state, city, and health department officials, keeping in mind safety guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of park visitors and employees," said Indy Parks Chief Communications Officer Ronnetta Spalding.
Also closed for now: Playgrounds, tennis courts, shelters, basketball courts, and indoor facilities. The good news is that parks and trails are open along with the Garfield Park Sunken Garden.
To protect the health and safety of all park users, Indy Parks encourages residents to:
- Practice social distancing of 6 feet from other persons at all times.
- Do not use parks or trails if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or if you are sick.
- Avoid group or team activities.
- Do not use closed or restricted amenities until further notice.
- Stay away from crowded areas. Find another park or less crowded area to visit.