City Of Fort Dodge Closing Several Outdoor Areas

The City Of Fort Dodge released a statement Wednesday evening regarding the closure of several outdoor areas. The statement is below.

In a consolidated effort to reduce the risk of exposure of COVID-19, the City of Fort Dodge Parks and
Recreation Department, Webster County Conservation, Fort Dodge Community School District and
St. Edmond Catholic School are jointly recommending our citizens to follow these safety procedures
when using our outdoor facilities. We will continue to support keeping parks, trails and green space
open to the public BUT emphasize the need for our citizens to adhere to these guidelines in order to
mitigate community spread in Fort Dodge and Webster County.
Given the current situation and the guidance from public health officials, our Governor and CDC on
physical distancing, limiting in-person social interactions, avoiding spaces or activities where people
would be in close contact and the concerns around transmission of the virus being spread through
surfaces the following areas are closed until further notice.
All playground equipment, Outdoor exercise stations, Basketball courts, FDSA soccer fields, Campgrounds, Park open shelters, Park bathrooms, Public drinking fountains, Dodger Stadium
SE Arena track and field area, Tennis courts ,and All school parking lots.


Continue to enjoy these outdoor facilities while managing social distancing, avoid large group
Disc Golf Courses, Trail use, Park use is endless, Golfing,  and Kennedy Park kayaking

We will continue to work with the Fort Dodge leadership to assess the changing environment and will
update our websites and Facebook pages as necessary. While our offices are closed we are still
busy working behind the scenes to ensure the safety and health of our community. Remember to
practice 6’ social distancing and avoid large group gatherings of 10 or more. But most of all
remember to wash those hands. Stay safe!!

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