Indy Parks Friday announced new restrictions and closures.
Beginning Saturday, April 18, Eagle Creek Park will restrict vehicle access to decrease crowds and excessive traffic throughout the park.
"We’re hoping that’s going to decrease the overcrowding and excessive traffic that we’ve seen on a continuous basis throughout the park,” says spokeswoman Ronnetta Spalding.
The park will still be open to pedestrians and cyclists.
Last weekend alone, approximately 3,000 to 5,000 people visited Eagle Creek Park.
The parks department is also closing its four dog parks until further notice.
Broad Ripple Bark Park, Gordon Gilmer Canine Companion Zone (Eagle Creek Park), Paul Ruster Dog Park, and Smock Dog Park will be temporarily closed.
Currently, outdoor spaces and trails are still available for visitors to enjoy, but Indy Parks is asking residents to follow social distancing guidelines.
Indy Parks is continuing its free meals programs, which has served more than 20,000 meals in March and early April. The meal program is available for residents and their families on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at designated parks and other locations around the city.