Princeton Mayor Joel Quiram is sharing information from the Princeton Park District regarding city parks.
He says keeping Zearing, Alexander and West Side Parks open will be up to those visiting the parks, as Governor Pritzker’s guidelines are very clear in his last executive order.
You may go to public parks and outdoor recreation areas to engage in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, running or biking. That’s provided people comply with the 6-foot Social Distancing Requirements. However, playgrounds are closed as they may increase spread of COVID-19.
The Princeton Park District would like to put it another way. Do not gather in groups of any kind in the parks. Refrain from group recreational activities such as basketball, pickleball, volleyball, soccer, softball, etc.
Restrooms, including portable restrooms, and all water sources are closed at all parks. These will remain closed until an executive order lifts the ban.
Playgrounds have also been closed. You’re must not go beyond the barriers.
The Sport Court and Pickleball Courts are locked. There are no nets at the volleyball courts to help deter the gathering of groups.
At this time, the shelters at Zearing and Alexander Parks are available for use, only if the Social Distancing Requirements are strictly followed.