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WC parks open today at noon

Some restrictions will still be in place

All of Webster City’s city parks will open again for use by the public at noon Tuesday, May 19, as part of the eased restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Area residents will find that there are still a few restrictions in place and not all areas will be available for use.

The Webster City City Council discussed the openings last night during its regular meeting held via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live.

City Manager Jeff Sheridan said consistent with Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proclamations, park playgrounds will remain closed until further notice. The skate park will also remain closed as will the restrooms at West Twin Park and Brewer Creek Park. Sheridan also said that there will be no park shelter rentals until further notice.

Sheridan said he had received questions about the disk golf course at Brewer Creek Park. Since the course is part of the park grounds, the disk golf would be open for use, provided the participants practice good social distancing, according to the city manager.

A decision on the opening of the outdoor pool will not be made until at least June 1, he added.

Fuller Hall will likely reopen sometime in June, he said.

“As you may know, city staff has take the opportunity provided by the closure of Fuller Hall to complete painting and other much needed maintenance that could not have been done while the facility was open,” he said in a memo to the council. “That work is expected to be completed sometime in early June.”

Sheridan said Fuller Hall would likely reopen the workout room first for adults only and for a limited number of people at a time.

“After that, if circumstances allow, the rest of the facility will be reopened, most likely at a reduced capacity,” according to Sheridan.

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