City Playgrounds Closed to Reduce Spread of Coronavirus

Frankfort Parks Department announced Thursday afternoon that all city-owned playgrounds and basketball courts will be closed effective immediately and will remain closed until further notice to comply with measures outlined by state officials. The closure of playground facilities and basketball courts is intended to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus and protect the health of Frankfort residents and families.

Frankfort Parks Department Superintendent Bart Kraning said that the parks will remain open and accessible for walking, hiking, and running but noted that it is crucial for park visitors to maintain safe physical distances from other park users.

“Engaging in outdoor activities is permitted under Governor Holcomb’s stay at home order, so we want our parks to be available for recreational use. At the same time, we want people to refrain from using the playground equipment and practice social distancing,” Kraning said.

All park restrooms and shelters are also closed until further notice. Residents should contact the parks department at (765) 659-3422 for details or with questions regarding specific city parks.

  3 comments for “City Playgrounds Closed to Reduce Spread of Coronavirus

  1. March 26, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    to the best of our knowledge there has not been a single case of Chinese virus in Frankfort nor in Clinton county , with that in mind , why the city-wide lock down ? Why are our citizens forced to hole-up in our homes and not even permitted to take a leisurely drive ? Why have all the city and county offices shuttered up the doors and the entire city brought to a screeching halt when we havent had as of yet a single case ? we have to wonder if our city officials are dealing a devastating blow to our local economy and a unnecessary hardship on our citizens . We should remain vigilant but to what extent ?

    • Kevin Keith
      March 27, 2020 at 11:21 am

      Paul, I will approve your message but disagree with you 100 percent.

      As you know, we do have a case in Clinton County of the Chinese Virus. The city wide lock-down is obvious—-quarantines work!

      City officials are working hard to keep this economy going, they are not intentionally dealing a devastating blow.

      It’s tough for everyone.

      -Kevin Keith

  2. March 28, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Thank you Kevin for your response , perhaps you are right , at the time i voiced my opinion i was not aware of any local cases of the virus . Now obviously we do , i certainly understand the reasoning behind the caution , however , i also agree with our president that we cannot allow the ” cure ” to inflict more damage than the virus . We { our Gov } have shut down the entire nation , the ramifications of this are enormous , many business will close permanently , untold thousands have already or will lose their jobs , our unemployment numbers spiked to over 3 million this wk and next week they project even larger numbers. We have a responsibility to future generations to keep this nation alive . Our brave men and women fought and died in many bloody wars and conflicts to do so , i feel we are fighting a ” war ” with this virus many have already died and more will follow , but we must not raise the white flag and surrender to fear and dismay ! We must fight the good fight and remain on the front lines and march onward Take a quarter out of your pocket , read the writing on the right hand corner ,it says “IN GOD WE TRUST ” , that certainly doesnt mean to throw caution to the wind , but to trust that we will win this battle we find ourselves in with this virus , we must be careful , be cautious , but stay in the fight , keep on keepin on ! We are AMERICANS , we dont surrender , dont quit , We by the grace and goodness of God will come out on the other side victorious !

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