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Frankfort Parks Department to Reopen in Stages

Frankfort, IN — Frankfort Parks Department is developing plans to safely reopen park facilities. In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Plan, all city playgrounds, Skateboard Park, and basketball courts will reopen to the public on Sunday, May 24. Picnic shelters and public restrooms are scheduled to open on May 24 as well.

Parks Department Superintendent Bart Kraning confirmed that measures will be taken to clean playground equipment prior to May 24 but says,

“Once the playground equipment has been cleaned and opened to the public we will rely on parents and guardians to plan an active role in cleaning equipment before use. We will have signs in place to remind the community that equipment should be used ‘at your own risk’.”

Other reopening plans announced by the parks department include:

  • Neighborhood Center is currently open to reservations of 25 people or less. Starting May 24 this number will increase to 100 people or less. Reservations of 250 or less will be accepted starting June 14. Reservations can be made by calling (765) 659-3422.
  • Park shelters will be available for rent beginning May 24 with a limit of 100 people or less. Reservations can be made by calling (765) 659-3422.
  • The aviary and petting zoo will open on June 14.

Residents are reminded to observe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines when visiting any park. Social distancing of at least 6 feet from anyone outside your household should be observed, protective face coverings should be worn, and frequent hand washing should be practiced. The city plan to reopen park facilities is subject to change based on the guidance of city leaders and the Clinton County Health Department.