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April Parks and Recreation Programs Impacted by COVID-19

April Parks and Recreation Programs Impacted by COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department announces changes to programs and events originally scheduled to be held in April.

The following are canceled:

  • Easter Open House at the Noelridge Greenhouse, scheduled for Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.
  • April session of swim lessons at Bender Pool. The next session of swim lessons is scheduled to be held in June.

Postponed:

  • Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park will tentatively open in May.
  • Arbor Day celebrations are postponed to a later date.
  • The opening of park restrooms, drinking fountains and pavilions are postponed to a date to be determined. Patrons are asked to provide their own drinking water and hand sanitizer.
Parks, trails and dog parks are currently open but playgrounds and exercise stations remain closed. The public is urged to visit parks that are not as heavily used. When using parks, follow these guidelines.
  • Maintain social distancing standards of a minimum of six feet between you and other park users.
  • Avoid areas where 10 or more people are gathered.
  • Do not use park amenities where social distancing cannot be followed.
  • Please carry out any trash that is brought into the parks.
  • If you have been sick in the last two weeks or have a cough, fever or other flu like symptoms, stay home for your health and the safety of others.
  • Individuals 60 years of age and older, or those with underlying conditions, should stay at home to avoid potential exposures.

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