Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

This webpage is used to provide Brownsburg Parks patrons with up-to-date information and resources regarding our response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please continue to check back for updates.

 

To check the current status of programs and facilities, please click the button below.

Event & Program Status

Safe Social Distancing Tips

Latest Updates

UPDATE - Thursday, June 11

Get ready…our playgrounds are opening on Friday, June 12! ☀️

In addition, our park restrooms & shelters, basketball & tennis courts and baseball fields are open!

The Watermill Splash Pad will open on July 4.

Cardinal Bark Park will open on July 6. Bundy Lodge will open for rentals on July 6.

While we’re excited to reopen, please continue to follow CDC recommendations including:

– Don’t visit the park when you are sick.
– Practice social distancing by staying 6 feet from other visitors when feasible.
– Follow CDC hygiene guidance before and after visiting.
– Help keep parks and trails clean by leaving no trash behind.

 

 

UPDATE - Friday, May 29

We miss you!

Brownsburg Parks is following the guidance of the Governor’s Indiana Back on Track Plan as we schedule the reopening of our facilities and hosting our programs. Below are the dates we intend to follow unless guidance from the Governor or CDC changes.

We look forward to seeing you again when its safe to do so!

UPDATE - Thursday, April 2

To help to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), starting today our basketball and tennis courts and baseball diamonds will be closed until further notice.

Our playgrounds are also closed until further notice.

Our trails and open park space remain available to be enjoyed, and we encourage you to take a walk, ride a bike or just enjoy nature whenever possible.

Be sure to practice social distancing along with the other recommendations to prevent further spread of COVID-19. You can view our tips here: https://brownsburgparks.com/coronavirus/

UPDATE - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

To help to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), starting today our playgrounds at all Brownsburg Parks locations will be closed until further notice.

 

Our trails and open park space remain available to be enjoyed, and we encourage you to take a walk, ride a bike or just enjoy nature whenever possible.

 

Please make sure you stay 6 feet or more away from others, dispose of any trash in a garbage can or take it off of the trail with you, and be sure to wash your hands when you return home. We’re all in this together!

UPDATE - Friday, March 20, 2020

As part of its continuing efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community, the Town of Brownsburg has directed all non-essential staff not to report to Town facilities for work effective March 23 through April 6, 2020. The Town is not closed, as we will continue to deliver services to our residents. Residents with issues that need a response from Town staff can use the Action Center on the Town’s website, www.brownsburg.org. Essential staff will continue to monitor and respond to emails and phone calls.

This is an unprecedented moment for all of us, and we are grateful for your patience as we work to protect the health and safety of both our staff and our residents while continuing to deliver services. We will reassess the situation by April 6 and will make every effort to keep the community informed. Get more details at https://www.brownsburg.org/e…/documents/1584725462_61319.pdf.

UPDATE - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Based on guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Indiana, Brownsburg Town Hall, Brownsburg Parks administrative office, and field offices will close to the public effective Wednesday, March 18 to Thursday, April 13, 2020 to protect against the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

 

Read the full update here: https://www.brownsburg.org/egov/documents/1584535484_75277.pdf

UPDATE - Monday, March 16, 2020

B.A.S.E. EXTENDED SPRING BREAK CAMP

Based on the most recent guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Indiana, Brownsburg Parks is canceling our B.A.S.E. Spring Break Camp at Lincoln Elementary to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. We will credit enrolled users accounts the full amount for these canceled dates. We appreciate your support during these challenging times.

BUNDY LODGE CLOSURE

Based on the most recent guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Indiana, Brownsburg Parks will close Bundy Lodge for rental until further notice. If you have rented Bundy Lodge between March 17 and April 6, Brownsburg Parks’ staff will contact you to arrange a full refund. We will reassess the need for future closures by April 6.

EASTER EGG HUNT

Based on the most recent guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Indiana concerning large gatherings, Brownsburg Parks is canceling our April 4 Easter Egg Hunt in Arbuckle Acres Park to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. The Easter Bunny and Bappy look forward to seeing you in 2021.

OUR PARKS ARE OPEN!

Brownsburg Parks welcomes visitors to use our playgrounds and trails as a way to cope with the limits placed on us all during this extraordinary time of the coronavirus. Please refrain from organizing any group outings of 10 or more in any of the parks. After enjoying your visit, make sure you follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for handwashing:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. We have added handwashing stations to Arbuckle Acres Park playground, the basketball court at Arbuckle and Blast-Off Playground at Williams Park.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Lastly, please follow the guidelines set forth for social distancing wherever possible. If you have the symptoms of coronavirus  (a fever, coughing or shortness of breath), please stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not visit our parks until you are free of fever or other symptoms for at least 24 hours. Thank you for helping to limit the spread of the coronavirus!

UPDATE - Friday, March 13, 2020

COVID-19 has created questions around Brownsburg Parks’ activities. Here’s what you need to know as of March 13, 2020:

  • Brownsburg Parks is working with the Brownsburg Community School Corporation to determine whether we can move forward with holding spring break camp as scheduled. If camp is closed, full refunds will be issued. Check our Facebook and Twitter sites for updates.
  • When school is canceled, Brownsburg Parks’ schools-based programming (such as Learn to Swim) also is canceled.
  • As of March 13, Brownsburg Parks is planning to hold our Easter Egg Hunt event at Arbuckle Acres Park on April 4 as scheduled. This could change in the coming days and weeks so please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information.
UPDATE - Monday, March 9, 2020

Brownsburg Parks takes the safety of our visitors and participants enrolled in our programming seriously. Recently, two confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, have been identified in Hendricks County (neither in Brownsburg). The following is the most current information regarding the prevention and safety related to the coronavirus from the experts at the Hendricks County Health Department and the Indiana Department of Health.

The best prevention for COVID-19, and any other virus, such as the cold or flu, is:

  • If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

If you have questions about COVID-19, local health care providers, including Hendricks Regional Health and IU Health, have launched hotlines and virtual clinics. The HRH hotline is 317-520-5500. Information about the IU Health virtual clinic is available at IUHealth.org. The phone number for the Hendricks County Health Department, Division of Public Health, is 317-745-9222.

Any decision to cancel Brownsburg Parks’ programming would come at the direction of local health authorities.