The following attachment (red box) includes an announcement from Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh. If you have trouble viewing the official announcement through the PDF, please read the text below:
After much hesitation and consideration, there will be some changes to City activities this summer. I have decided to keep the Splash House closed for the remainder of the summer and the Matter Park Softball leagues have been cancelled. I understand that this has been a difficult season, especially for the kids, with activities being limited. However, the ability to maintain the social distancing guidelines would be impractical not only in a public waterpark setting, but also through contact sports. I encourage families to get out and take a walk downtown or ride a bike down the Cardinal Greenway. There are the newly added Pickle-ball courts at Matter Park, take a jog on the Riverwalk or do some fishing in the pond. Other activities include playing golf at one of our local golf courses or hit the soccer fields at Ballard Field. Whatever you choose to participate in this summer, please be mindful of participating in activities that adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
The decisions we have made do not come easily. However, the health and wellness of this community is my main concern right now. We will get through this together!
- Mayor Jess Alumbaugh