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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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July 4th parade is a go, but the park pool is not
With little league baseball already on hold and the cancellation of the Fourth of July fireworks display, summer entertainment opportunities, especially for children, are dwindling quickly amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, The Taylorville Park District was forced to make a similarly tough decision Monday night when it opted to cancel the upcoming summer pool season at Manners Park.

Board members voted unanimously in favor of the closure at Monday’s regular park board meeting. “Going over the guidelines set out by the Governor, the CDC, and the department of health, we felt it wasn’t really possible to open the pool this year,” Park Board President Marlane Miller said, noting that public safety was the number-one concern.

There was, however,  also a financial consideration to the decision. “We would have been limited to ten kids at any given time, and, with the raise in minimum wage this  year, all the employees would be making $10 and hour; we also have to have ten employees there every day, so the losses would pile up pretty quickly,” Miller added.

The park’s day camp program, too, has been canceled for the upcoming season. “With day camp restrictions, they had to be in pods of ten kids, and we would have to make sure they appropriately social distance. Indoor activities would have required a mask, and we, unfortunately, do not have the indoor space to accommodate the necessary social distancing protocols, so we decided to cancel day camp this summer as well.”


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