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Zionsville parks reopening in phases

Posted at 2:16 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 14:30:42-04

ZIONSVILLE — Zionsville Mayor Emily Styron and the Parks Board announced Friday that all of Zionsville's parks will be reopened in phases.

The first facility to reopen is the Zionsville Golf Course, with its gates opening on Friday.

To allow for social distancing through it's first phase, golf tee times are required to be scheduled online, only one golfer per cart, and will only allow a 50% occupancy.

Here is when the rest of Zionsville facilities are scheduled to reopen to the public:

  • May 22 – Zionsville Golf Course
  • May 24 – Park shelters, basketball courts, tennis courts, skate park, Lincoln Park gazebo and garden plots (the opening of garden plots will be weather based: 72 hours of no rain for tilling)
  • June 14 – Zion Nature Center and summer camps
  • July 4 - splash pad

In accordance with Gov. Eric Holcomb's "Back on Track" plan, playgrounds and are to remain closed until further notice.

"When visiting Town parks and facilities, residents are asked to maintain social distancing, wear a protective face covering and practice frequent hand washing," Zionsville announcement read. "Parks Department staff will disinfect playgrounds and amenities on a daily basis."

“We have taken the Governor’s guidelines and plan into account as we move forward with our plan, as it fits Zionsville,” Mayor Styron said. “Since March, Town of Zionsville staff have been working remotely as necessary and we haven’t skipped a beat. We appreciate all the work the community has done so far but we are not in the clear yet. We continue to balance the health and safety of our community and our employees with the balance of reopening our facilities and allowing activities to take place.”