REMINDER! Playgrounds, fields and courts are closed

Tue April 7, 2020

To the Downers Grove Community:

To help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Illinois and protect our friends, neighbors and vulnerable populations, Governor Pritzker adopted a Stay at Home Order, which began on March 21, 2020. 

It is CRUCIAL that you follow CDC recommendations for social distancing due to COVID-19. This means keeping a 6-foot distance from others. We encourage you to enjoy fresh air and outdoor recreation through dispersed recreation by participating in outdoor activities AWAY from others. 

According to the Stay at Home Order, parks remain open to allow folks to walk, hike or jog. Areas designed for group activities such as playgrounds, courts and sports fields are off limits. These areas do not provide the opportunity to practice social distancing.

In support of the Stay at Home Order, playgrounds throughout the community are in the process of being cordoned off with caution tape and additional signage is being added to the areas and facilities that are closed. 

For your health and safety, the Village, Park District, District 58 and District 99 urge you to comply with the Stay at Home Order and avoid gathering at playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and sports fields.

Please keep in mind that every action we take as individuals during this time affects the entire community. Thank you for cooperation during these challenging times.