April 7, 2020
Basketball Court Closures in Sidney Parks
Effective immediately all City of Sidney Parks basketball courts have been closed to the public. This decision was made after a number of recent incidents involving groups of individuals not following the Ohio Department of Health’s social distancing order.
“The pattern we are seeing in our parks concerns me greatly. The health and safety of our residents and employees are of highest priority to us,” stated City Manager Mark Cundiff. “To help combat the spread of COVID-19 we urge residents to follow the orders of Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton and practice social distancing if they are using the parks system for individual recreation activities.”
“At this time, the parks themselves will remain open for individual recreation activity, but play structures, shelters and now basketball courts will remain closed until further notice. While in the parks and on the trails, we ask that you practice “social distancing” as directed by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton. Doing so will help keep the facilities open to all patrons.”