In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Elkhart County, Goshen City is closing splash pads and indoor rental facilities.
Walnut Park splash pad and Rieth Park splash pad will be closed beginning Friday, July 10, at 8 pm. The newly constructed Rotary Splash Pad located at Pringle Park will not open for the time being.
Also beginning Friday, Goshen’s indoor rental facilities will be closed for gatherings. The indoor facilities include Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park, Abshire Cabin in Abshire Park, the Powerhouse and Rieth Interpretive Center. Outdoor, open-air pavilions remain open. Goshen City strongly recommends gatherings of 50 people or less.
“We know this comes at a tough time when high temperatures are prompting families to find activities to cool off but we want to ensure we are doing our part to mitigate that spread of the disease,” Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tanya Heyde said. “We will continue to closely monitor Elkhart County Coronavirus cases and adapt our re-opening plans accordingly.”