MetroParks Ice Rink to remain closed for the 2020-2021 skating season; parks and trails remain open.
The MetroParks Ice Rink, which is currently closed due to precautions related to COVID-19, will remain closed for the 2020-2021 skating season. It was slated to run through February 2021. MetroParks made this decision with the health and safety of its community, volunteers and employees top of mind.
Five Rivers MetroParks follows the directives and information from Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County and CDC.
The opening of the MetroParks Ice Rink, located at RiverScape MetroPark, 237. E. Monument Ave., was delayed due to the Stay at Home Health Advisory issued for Montgomery County on Nov. 18 and rising cases in the community. The advisory has since been extended to Jan. 2, 2021.
“We understand the community looks forward to skating during the holidays, outdoor fun and ice-related sports each year. This decision wasn’t made lightly, but with significant input from Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County,” said Meredith Adamisin, RiverScape MetroPark manager. “MetroParks’ parks and trails remain open, and safely spending time outdoors helps improve people’s physical and mental health.”
Indeed, MetroParks’ 18 clean, safe parks and hundreds of miles of trails remain open for people to visit. Amenities, such as bathrooms, remain open as well. For a comprehensive list of what is open, visit www.metroparks.org/covid.
The public can help keep their parks and trails open by always following the CDC’s recommendations, particularly for social distancing and wearing face coverings, and taking preventative actions when in any outdoor spaces.