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Indy Parks to reopen registration for summer day camps with smaller groups and strict guidelines

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Posted at 1:35 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 13:36:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indy Parks will begin reopening their family centers and parks facilities in two phases beginning June 1 and will soon begin taking registrations for summer day camps again.

Day camp registration will begin on Monday for 13 day camps that will be offered starting June 15.

The camps will be smaller groups and will have new guidelines in place as the department continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.

“As staff return to their parks, we are taking every precaution to make sure these spaces are safe for the people we serve and for our entire team,” said Linda Broadfoot, Indy Parks director. “It is going to be a great summer as communities work together to stay healthy. Park visitors can count on us to continue to provide the very best services in our city’s parks.”

Indy Parks Updates for June 1:

  • Family Centers and Facilities (including the Customer Service Center): Staff will be available via telephone and email on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff will also handle in-person transactions by appointment only. Park buildings will be closed to the public until June 15. There will be no weekend services, activities, or programs during this time. Indy Parks will continue its free meals program (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) at designated parks around the city.
  • Day Camp Registration Reopens: Indy Parks is offering 13 summer day camps, which initially began registration in January 2020. Registration was halted in April to evaluate summer plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 1, registration will reopen for remaining spots with camps starting on June 15. To register call (317) 327-PARK, visit indyparks.org, or contact your preferred day camp directly. Day camps begin on June 15 with new guidelines and safety procedures.

Next week, Indy Parks will unveil its summer pool schedule along with plans to reopen additional amenities. With the current safety procedures, the parks department anticipates that not every one of its 20 pools will open.