Salem Mayor Justin Green along with the park board and director has canceled the baseball, softball and t-ball season due to Covid-19 safety.
Refunds will be given for any sign-up fees already paid.
“Salem Park and Recreation Department strives to maintain and provide the safest and most secure facilities and programs for our guests, patrons, and staff,” noted Green in a press release this morning.
“Due to the recent concern over the Coronavirus
(COVID19) along with discussions with city officials and the Park and Recreation Board, we have taken the following measures to maintain those standards – We have canceled the Baseball/Softball/Tball for the 2020 year.”
Green said the City of Salem would be sending everyone a refund
for the sign-up fee.
“All outdoor parks will remain closed until further notice,” said Green.
This includes Riley’s Place, Depauw Park, Elizabeth Street Park, and the baseball diamonds.
“The walking and hiking trails remain open but please do not congregate and abide by social distancing guidelines,” said Green.
“These actions are taken very seriously from the latest information that we have at this time,” Green added. “We are taking these precautions so we can protect the citizens of our community and our staff until such a time we can all enjoy our beautiful park system safely.”