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March 23, 2020

City Park Playground Closures

“The Governor’s announcement on Sunday has prompted closures of all places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors. This will impact all City of Sidney Parks,” shared Parks and Recreation Director Duane Gaier.

Starting immediately, all shelters, play structures, swings, slides, climbers and any other play features in the city parks are closed for use by the public. Temporary signage will be installed at conspicuous locations near the play areas, notifying the citizens of the closure.

“The parks themselves will remain open for individual recreation activity. Tawawa Park has a number of hiking trails that are great this time of year,” noted Gaier. “Of course, the Canal Feeder Trail is also another fantastic option to explore nature. While on the trails, we ask that you practice “social distancing” as directed by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton”

“The health and safety of our residents and employees are of highest priority to us,” reiterated 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.”

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