OFFICE OF MAYOR DUANE PARRY
City of Michigan City
MAYOR EXTENDS CLOSING OF WASHINGTON PARK
On Wednesday, Governor Holcomb issued a statewide facemask mandate, which includes outdoor public areas where a distance of six feet from others cannot be maintained.
Due to his order and the recent spikes in local COVID-19 cases, deaths, and the huge influx of out of state visitors to Washington Park, Mayor Parry has issued an Executive Order continuing the closure of Washington Park for an additional seven days.
Effective Friday, July 24th, 2020 at 12:01 am, through midnight on Thursday, July 30th , 2020, Washington Park, Senior Center, Fedder’s Alley, the Zoo, and Sunset Grille will be closed.
There should be no traffic, (vehicular, pedestrian, motorcyclist, and bicyclist traffic, or otherwise) through Washington Park and the closed parking facilities.
This closure will undoubtedly cause inconveniences and disruptions to those who visit, and utilize our beachfront, zoo, and park.
The City is committed under these trying conditions to take precautionary and necessary measures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus locally.
Mayor Parry has requested that the Park Board immediately meet to discuss the remainder of park operations this year along with developing new rules and guidelines for Washington Park to adapt to the fluid changes in the Pandemic.
This order remains subject to further extension by the City Council, after seven days, if they believe the circumstances so warrant.
The Mayor’s office will continue to keep the public apprised of information including any action taken on the local and state level to help guide our City through these tough times.