Dear Friends of Indy Parks, I hope you are taking time to enjoy some time outside on these nice days. I also hope you are staying connected to the activities that you love and the people who bring you joy, knowing that connection may look and feel different. Please know, Indy Parks is so proud to serve you and your families, especially in times like these. With the increase of people visiting parks and participating in group activities, Indy Parks and IMPD are reminding residents to follow social distancing guidelines to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our city\u2019s parks. Residents should maintain at least 6 feet between themselves and others, avoid crowded areas, stay home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or if they are sick, and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention\u2019s (CDC) personal hygiene steps.\u00a0 The patterns of use we are seeing in our parks concerns me greatly. To ensure that our spaces are healthy and safe, we\u2019ve had to restrict access to some park amenities to discourage people from gathering. Our team wholeheartedly supports fitness and recreational activities, but at this time we need the public\u2019s help to practice social distancing, take health precautions, and avoid gathering in groups. As you visit our parks, we are asking you to\u00a0skip team play such as basketball, football, softball, and soccer, and avoid playgrounds, dog parks, tennis courts, golf courses, and shelters.\u00a0To protect the health and safety of park users, these amenities should not be used until further notice. Eagle Creek Park is also restricting all vehicle access to decrease overcrowding and excessive traffic throughout the park. The park will be open to pedestrians and cyclists. Currently, parks and trails are open (except for restricted and closed spaces). We understand the value in staying active. Getting fresh air and time outside right now is so important, but in order to do that we must work together.\u00a0 We are here for you, and together we can keep our city safe by taking health precautions and being respectful of our spaces. Take care of yourself and loved ones. We're in this together! Ronnetta Spalding Chief Communications Officer, Indy Parks To learn more about Indy Parks, its free meal options and amenities, contact the Customer Service Center at (317) 327-PARK or email IndyParksCS@indy.gov.\u00a0 Brought to you by Indy Parks & Recreation.