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Cedar Rapids Park Amenities to Reopen June 1

Cedar Rapids Park Amenities to Reopen June 1

May 28, 2020

Cedar Rapids Park Amenities to Reopen June 1

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will reopen playgrounds on June 1. All playgrounds throughout the Cedar Rapids park system were fully disinfected while closed. Signage will be placed at the 52 playground sites reminding park users to practice social distancing, stay home if they are not feeling well, and to use hand sanitizer before, during and after play.

In addition, beginning on June 1, ballfields in parks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, unless a user group has a preexisting agreement that is in place for a location. The Riverside Skate Park will also reopen on June 1. Staff will begin reinstalling basketball hoops and sand volleyball nets throughout the week. Tennis courts have already been re-opened. Posted signage will list recommended guidelines. Splash pads remain closed by proclamation of Governor Reynolds until June 17. 

Park pavilions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Restrooms will remain closed and patrons are asked to continue carrying out their trash at this time. Ushers Ferry Lodge will be available to rent in June with a new capacity of 150 people which is 50 percent of normal capacity. The facility will receive additional cleaning and users will be required to follow public health guidelines for social distancing.

Twin Pines Golf Course will open on June 4. The course’s clubhouse and driving range will soon be fully ADA accessible. Social distancing will be required in the clubhouse, parking lot, and on all golf property. Loitering will not be allowed inside the clubhouse and outside picnic tables have been placed 6 feet apart. Carts and push carts will be disinfected after each use. Ball washers, water coolers, and sand trap rakes will not be used. Cup holes have been raised to allow golfers to retrieve their ball without touching the sides of the cup, and golfers are asked to leave the flag stick in the cup. Only credit card payment will be allowed, and all staff at the course and clubhouse will wear masks. Jones Golf Course remains closed. The decision to open it will be based on the overall demand for golf after Twin Pines has opened.

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