Splash pad re-opens

August 5, 2020

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Splash Pad has been re-opened after being closed for a day due to a complaint made by a citizen alleging the use of the facility was in violation of Gov. Whitmer’s 160th executive order.

The city’s Facebook page stated the following today:

“Monday morning the City of Ludington and the Attorney General’s office were contacted with regards to a concern about the ongoing operation of the new Splash Pad at Copeyon Park. While we did not believe we were doing anything inappropriate, we take every concern seriously and run it through the proper process. After conferring with legal council as well as hearing from District Health Department #10, the City decided to close the Splash Pad out of an abundance of caution.

“In working with State Representative Jack O’Malley, State Senator Curt VanderWall, and District #10 Health Department, the City was able to receive clarification from the State that the Splash Pad may continue in operation as long as social distancing/health department guidelines are posted appropriately. We appreciate your patience as we made sure we were operating within the bounds of the Executive Order and look forward to seeing it in use again after 4 p.m. today.”

Please see below for the COVID-19 precautions:

• If you are sick, entry is not permitted;

• Wash hands before and after use;

• Limit 100 people in the Splash Pad area at one time;

• Maintain 6-ft distance from other users;

• Limit use to one-hour blocks of play;

• Follow all other rules as posted.

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