COVID-19 Response Update

The health of our citizens is of critical concern.  It is our overall goal to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
CDC recommendations to protect yourself & others
1. Wash your hands often
2. Stay Home as much as possible
3. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
4. Cover coughs and sneezes
5. Clean and disinfect

Effective November 10, 2020 1. The Parks and Recreation office will be closed to the public you may contact us by phone (981-9206) or email ( during regular business hours, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. You may also visit our webpage to help answer questions you may have 
2. All park playground equipment, shelters and skate park are open for public use. CDC guidelines must be followed when using these public spaces.
3. At this time park open spaces and trails are open including Elizabeth Holland Park. CDC guidelines must be followed when using these public spaces.
4. Athletic programming and recreation programming is postponed until 8:00 am November 30, 2020. We will continue to take registrations for upcoming programming. 5. McAninch Sports Complex is closed for the season.
6. Norwalk Aquatic Center is closed for the season. 

We are asking everyone to follow the guidelines from the CDC and Governor Kim Reynolds emergency proclamation regarding staying at home, physical distance of 6 ft., if you are sick or have symptoms stay home, wash your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your elbow and wear cloth face coverings.
Governor Reynolds proclamations November 10, 2020
Past Proclamations
Mayor Phillips proclamations November 10, 2020
May 29, 2020
May 15, 2020
We will continually monitor the situation with the help of Warren County Health Services, the State of Iowa, the CDC and local emergency services.  We will post updates to this page about any changes to Parks and Recreation events or services that are necessary to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Human services information is also available through the 211 phone service. Dial 211 from any phone to get curated information and referrals to services. 

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