The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department would like to remind the public that as cold weather approaches, it will be necessary to shut down drinking fountains and restrooms in the city parks.
Parks that only have drinking fountains will be shut down during the week of October 14.
Then, restroom facilities at Fairview, Dykeman and Spencer Parks will be shut down the week of October 21. Riverside Park and Huston Park is scheduled to be shut down following BooFest on Monday October 28.
The process of clearing water lines for the winter is very labor intensive and requires a 2-3 week window to take care of all the lines in the parks. This process prevents water lines from breaking due to water freezing inside the pipes.
The soccer goals at Huston Park will be removed after September30. This allows the grass to regenerate yet this fall. It makes it easier to fill in bare spots while the ground is warm in the fall, rather than frozen in the spring.
In addition, lights at all basketball courts will be shut down beginning November 1.
Reduced public play and budget controls have made this step necessary for the Parks Department.
Questions may be directed to the Parks office at 753-6969 or e-mail to email@example.com.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Parks & Recreation Department