April 1, 2020

Indy Parks Addresses Issues At Parks

Indy Parks Addresses Issues At Parks

More people are looking for ways to spend time outside during Indianapolis’ "stay-at-home" orders. But it's important for people to head guidance on social distancing when using Indy Parks.

While parks stay open, programs, facilities and playgrounds are closed. Residents who are using parks should keep 6 feet away from others and keep moving. 

Indy Parks reports that people are still congregating in areas.

"The patterns of use we are seeing in our parks concerns me greatly,” Indy Parks Director Linda Broadfoot says in a written statement.

In response the parks has closed basketball courts and other types of courts.

Park rangers and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department now have awareness patrols to inform people of policies. Parks will still hold meal distribution at select locations.

Indy Parks manages 212 parks with 135 miles of trails.

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