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Posted on: May 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] The path forward: Mayor Emily Styron and Parks Board announce parks facilities phased opening


In accordance with Gov. Holcomb’s Back on Track plan, today Mayor Emily Styron and the Parks Board announced the phased openings for Town of Zionsville parks facilities and amenities. Zionsville Golf Course will be the first facility to open, with an opening date of Friday, May 22.

Zionsville Golf Course plans a phased opening for the safety of the golfers, staff and community. Golfers are encouraged to use the new online portal for Zionsville Golf Course Tee-Times. Tee times are required and scheduled 15 minutes apart to allow for social distancing. Only one golfer per riding cart is permitted (household members may ride together). The golf shop is open with limited services and 50% capacity while adhering to social distancing and administering a heightened cleaning regimen. The golf shop restrooms will remain closed. Please visit the Zionsville Golf Course website for updates on when league play and outings will resume.

Schedule of openings (all dates are subject to change):

  • May 22 – Zionsville Golf Course
  • May 24 – Park shelters, basketball courts, tennis courts, skate park, Lincoln Park gazebo and garden plots (the opening of garden plots will be based weather: 72 hours of no rain for tilling)
  • June 14 – Zion Nature Center and summer camps
  • July 4 – splash pad

Per Gov. Holcomb’s Back on Track plan, playgrounds are closed until further notice. The public restrooms at Mulberry Fields are also closed until further notice.

When visiting Town parks and facilities, residents are asked to maintain social distancing, wear a protective face covering and practice frequent hand washing. Parks Department staff will disinfect playgrounds and amenities on a daily basis.

“Our staged approach to opening Town of Zionsville parks facilities is based on Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track plan and CDC guidance,” said Park Board President Tim Casady. “As we slowly reopen parks facilities, we remind residents to stay vigilant about protecting themselves and their families.”

The Town of Zionsville is currently fully staffed. As health experts recommend the gradual reopening of businesses and other operations, Town leadership and public safety are outlining the phased plan and protocols for reopening Zionsville Town Hall.

“We have taken the Governor’s guidelines and plan into account as we move forward with our plan, as it fits Zionsville,” said Mayor Emily Styron. “Since March, Town of Zionsville staff have been working remotely as necessary and we haven’t skipped a beat. We appreciate all the work the community has done so far but we are not in the clear yet. We continue to balance the health and safety of our community and our employees with the balance of reopening our facilities and allowing activities to take place.”

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