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Park districts canceling programs, limiting acces

Morrison Rockwood State Park outside of Morrison is closed to the public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Signs and barricades at the entrance make it clear to visitors that the park is closed indefinitely.
Morrison Rockwood State Park outside of Morrison is closed to the public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Signs and barricades at the entrance make it clear to visitors that the park is closed indefinitely.

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Park districts are canceling events and programs amid coronavirus concerns.

Sterling

All programs and special events are canceled through April 5. A pro-rated credit will be given to all participants affected by a program cancellation. As of today, all Park District facilities remain open.

Rock Falls

Until further notice, cheerleading, tumbling and dance, basketball league, rec volleyball and senior bingo at the Coloma Park District will be canceled.

"We thank everyone for your understanding and patience during this uncertain time," the district said in a news release. "Rest assured, everyone's safety and health is of the utmost importance to us. Let us all stay safe, be more proactive and help one another."

Call the park district at 815-625-0272 or ctpd4fun@gmail.com for more information.

Oregon

The Oregon Park District closed the Nash Recreation Center and postponed all events.

The recreation center will be closed through March 30, and all events and programs are either postponed or canceled until April 3.

The Nash Recreation Center lobby will be open on from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday as a polling place, and the front counter will be opened Monday-Friday for registration and questions via phone at 815-732-3101.

Canceled events and programs include indoor soccer, swim lessons, family fun day and tumbling classes.

Those affected by rescheduled events or refunds will be contacted this week.

State parks

All Illinois Department of Natural Resources state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites are closed until further notice, and all scheduled events on state property are canceled. Call IDNR’s Parks administrative line Monday through Friday at 217-782-6752 with questions.

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