UPDATE AS OF 3:30pm 6/10/20: We have received a new update from the Governor’s office. We will be able to open Lafayette Park Playgrounds this Friday, June 12. Additionally, Tropicanoe Cove and the Columbian Park Zoo will also open Friday, June 12, at 50% capacity. Please see additional information below. Thank you for your patience.
In light of Governor Holcomb’s announcement this afternoon, we will move forward to stage 4 of the Back on Track Indiana Plan this Friday. We will begin reopening Lafayette Park Playgrounds as well as Tropicanoe Cove and the Columbian Park Zoo (at half capacity) on Friday, June 12.
Per recommendation from the Governor’s office, we strongly suggest that parents bring sanitizer and encourage children and other individuals using the communal equipment to wear masks. Additionally, please use alcohol-based sanitizer on hands prior to, and after, eating. Overall, please try to avoid eating on the playgrounds in general. Finally, it is recommended by Indiana State Health Commissioner, Dr. Kristina M. Box, that individuals should wash thoroughly and change clothes when arriving home.
As we work through the stages of Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Plan, we ask that you continue to follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing. We also ask that you understand that the Back on Track Indiana Plan is subject to change based on CDC guidance and other new information. The health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority and we appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times.
The city of Lafayette will continue to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic and provide updates as available. Updates and resources are being posted regularly on the City’s social media channels and at www.lafayette.in.gov/coronavirus