TIFFIN — Due to continuing concern regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Tiffin Parks and Recreation Department is cancelling all public programs, events and day camps for the 2020 summer season, according to a press release from the department.
“This very difficult decision was made in the interest of public safety, to protect the participants and staff,” the release states.
“This summer is going to be a different year for us with our very limited seasonal staff. We will do our very best to insure our parks are well maintained during this time,” the release goes on to say.
Tiffin Parks and Recreation staff will continue to provide the residents of Tiffin and its surrounding area with full access to local parks and trails. “We simply ask that everyone continue to recognize the importance of social distancing and observe all guidance from the Ohio Department of Health designed to control the spread of COVID-19,” the release states.
The swimming pool will remain closed until the Director of the Ohio Department of Health indicates it is safe for public pools to be opened, realizing there may be limitations applied to any permission to do so.
No decision has yet been reached regarding the 4th of July fireworks display. “While the City would very much like to celebrate this holiday as we have done in the past, doing so would be impossible if social distancing restrictions remain in place. Perhaps the fireworks may need to be delayed until later in the year, but hopefully they will not need to be cancelled entirely,” the release states.
“As always during this period of social distancing, The Great Outdoors remains open. Tiffin parks include over 180 acres of land and more than 4 miles of trails throughout the city. Tiffin Parks and Recreation encourages individuals to explore the parks, get some fresh air, and enjoy nature,” the release states.