Upon review of Governor Pritzker's recent order
regarding school closures, bars and restaurants to refrain from
indoor functions and other public entities closing, effective
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:00pm; the Lincoln Park District has
determined that it will close all public facilities Tuesday, March
17th, 2020 until Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. We hope this will
reduce the spread of the coronavirus in our local community.
These closures will extend to all programs, activities, leagues,
fitness classes and rentals scheduled during this time frame.
Programs, leagues, and events cancelled during this closure may be
subject to rescheduling. Park District administrative staff will
also be available to answer phone calls and email inquiries
regarding these changes during regular business hours, 8:00am-5:00pm
Monday through Friday.
During this time, the Park District's outdoor amenities will still
be available for use. The public is encouraged to consider social
distancing and good hygiene while using our parks.
Facility closures do NOT mean that the Park District won't be busy.
The Lincoln Park District's Facebook and Instagram will be utilized
as a daily resource for users who are looking for engaging
activities to keep them busy during this phase of the virus
containment. If you haven't "liked" the Lincoln Park District
Facebook page, or Instagram, please do so to ensure that you receive
all Park District updates.
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"The Board of Commissioners and myself are
disappointed to have to close the doors of our indoor facilities
temporarily, it is our hope that the early response to COVID-19 will
help to limit its impact and allow us to get back to full program
levels sooner. We stand committed to do whatever we can to support
the health and wellness of our community and these short-term
closures, along with some creative use of our social media
platforms, fitness videos and alternate program ideas, we will
hopefully do just that," said Abby O’Brien, the Lincoln Park
District's Executive Director.
Further, while it is the Park District's goal to limit facility and
programming closures to the Governor's time frame, the Lincoln Park
District leadership recognizes that the timeline may have to extend
depending on changes in the virus' impact on our community.
For more information about COVID-19, please continue to check the
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate
to contact me.
Abby O’Brien, Executive Director, Lincoln Park District