Grand Island to open city parks with limits

Published: May. 5, 2020 at 4:47 PM CDT
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Grand Island residents will get more access to the city's parks starting this Thursday, May 7.

Up until now the city parks were closed except for walking trails.

On Tuesday, the city announced that city parks, tennis courts and pickleball courts would be open, but visitors would have to follow local directed health measures. The DHM's prohibit gatherings of more than ten people and require that persons stay six feet apart to maintain social distancing.

City Administrator Jerry Janulewicz also told Local4 Tuesday that children will not be able to use playground equipment at the city parks. The playground equipment is roped off to prevent access.

The city lakes and disk golf facilities will also be open subject to the same restrictions.

The city, baseball, softball and soccer fields will be open Thursday, but organized and informal team sports, including club sports are prohibited.

Jackrabbit Run golf course will be opened Saturday, May 9.

Other city recreation facilities will still be closed including the Island Oasis water park, Lincoln park pool, wading pools and spray pads, the Stolley Park train, the fieldhouse, skating park, basketball courts, the Futsal court and the Gaga Ball Pit. The Heartland Public Shooting Park will also remain closed.

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