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Announcement from the Mayor: Summer Activities in Response to COVID-19 Share

May 27, 2020  |  Web Administrator

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

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