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The City of Goshen makes plans for reopening

GOSHEN, Ind. – The City of Goshen has drawn up plans to reopen buildings and facilities slowly and carefully, according to officials. As is the case with most during the pandemic, however, some things will not be available over the summer.

Officials say they have been staying up-to-date on Governor Holcomb’s orders, COVID-19 case counts, and any updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We want to continue serving the public as much as possible and regret the programs that we will have to cancel but please know we are doing this for everyone’s safety,” Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said. “COVID-19 is still a threat in our community, and we need to continue taking all necessary precautions to keep our loved ones safe.”

Beginning June 1st, City Hall, the Annex Building, and the Reith Interpretive Center will be open with limited access Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. On June 14th they will fully reopen to the public while following CDC guidelines.

Virtual meetings will continue through June 4th.

The City will limit meetings to 25 people and will maintain social distancing standards.

Beginning May 24th, all public restrooms, playgrounds, and boat rentals at Fidler Pond Park and athletic courts and the skate park will be reopened.

Indoor and open-air pavilions will be available to rent on June 14, as well as recreation sports leagues and the splash pads.

The pool will remain closed during the summer.

The Discovery Day Camp, the Kids Triathlon, and the Rock the Quarry Triathlon at Fidler Park will all be canceled.

“The Parks & Recreation Department is appreciative for the opportunity to serve our community, especially during this time when parks and local recreation are in such high demand,” said Tanya Heyde, Parks & Recreation Superintendent. “We will continue to closely monitor the parks and remain up to date with the state and local recommendations as guidance to move forward or step back.”

For more information about the Parks & Recreation Departments facilities, programs, and events, please call 574-534-2901, visit their Facebook page, or their website.

For more information about other City buildings, call 574-533-8621 or visit their Facebook page.

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KirkMiller 14 days ago
Where to start? Except for their pet projects, the park department did nothing to clean up or maintain parks. Linway lake has been ignored with the exception of closing off boats. Logs pile up and water levels drop because they refuse to fix a faulty drain. The city closed Main Street to do an I'll advised street project as soon as businesses could open. Leadership in Goshen is pathetic!
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