Lincoln Park District cancels Fourth of July activities
Aquatic Center will not open this season

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[September 17, 2020]   In light of the challenges associated with COVID-19, along with the uncertain future being predicted by experts at all levels of leadership, the Lincoln Park District has made the difficult decision to cancel the operational season of our Aquatic Center for the summer of 2020 as well as our annual Fourth of July fireworks and festivities.

There were several factors that went into these decisions. The Lincoln Park District Board of Commissioners lists safety, group sizing, social distancing, sanitation, and guidance from both local and state public health officials, as the main reasons behind this decision. The extensive planning required for these experiences makes it imperative that these decisions are made as soon as possible.

Due to a lack of clarity we would need in order to follow the guidelines of the early phases of reopening outlined by the Governor, we believe that we will not be in a position to reopen on Monday, June 1st, 2020. Until we are given a better understanding of reopening our facilities by the Governor, we are going to be required to continue to keep our doors closed to the public until further notice. Our main priority is the safety of the community, our members, and our employees.

As you can see, there are several reasons we do not believe the Lincoln Park District will be able to operate our Aquatic Center this season and hold our annual Fourth of July event. If you have already purchased a pool pass or received a certificate for a pool pass, we will still be honoring those in 2021.

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As for summer programming, we are postponing registration until we get further guidance at the state level and from the Governor. As we work to adjust to our new normal, we ask that you be patient with us. These are difficult times for all, and we are trying our best to maneuver through these restrictions and guidelines. Our team has been hard at work developing new ways to reach our members and the community to provide opportunities virtually.

If you are a member of the Park District for our Fit Zone, your membership will be extended for the period that we are closed. Please continue to check our website or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be notified about updates in the future.

We appreciate your patience and if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

[Abby O’Brien, Executive Director, Lincoln Park District]

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