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Playground, Beach, and Splash Pad Safety Guidelines

Post Date:06/29/2020 9:00 AM

The Village of Lake in the Hills will reopen the Sunset Park Splash Pad (open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m) on Tuesday, June 30 and both Village beaches on Thursday, July 2. Playgrounds are now open (with the exception of Edward William Hynes due to upcoming renovations) with the following rules in place at each playground and the Sunset Park Splash Pad:

  • Practice social distancing at all times at the splash pad and in all parks and playgrounds.
  • The splash pad and each playground have a limit of 50 individuals. If a playground or the splash pad already has approximately 50 people playing when you arrive, please wait patiently for a few to leave before joining.
  • Please wash your hands and your children’s hands before and after visiting playgrounds. Bring disinfecting wipes or hand sanitizer to clean hands before/after play.
  • Stay six feet (or at least an adult arm’s length) away from others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Don’t share food, water bottles, utensils, or cups.
  • Stay home if you have a fever (above 100.4F), coughing or shortness of breath, or are otherwise unwell. DO NOT USE playgrounds if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Additional guidelines apply for beach safety. The Village encourages residents to follow these guidelines when visiting beaches.

  • Practice social distancing at all times and wear a face covering when not engaged in swimming activities.
  • Beaches have a limit of 50 individuals. If there are already 50 people using the beach when you arrive, please wait patiently for a few to leave before joining.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Don’t share food, water bottles, utensils, or cups.
  • Stay home if you have a fever (above 100.4F), coughing or shortness of breath, or are otherwise unwell. DO NOT visit the beaches if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Please note, the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District is currently conducting work at Butch Hagele Beach. The beach will still open to the public as scheduled, but temporary fencing and an adjusted pathway to access the beach will be in place.

Regular updates on the Village’s actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are posted on lith.org/coronavirus and on social media.

Thank you for supporting the health and safety of our community as you enjoy Lake in the Hills amenities. 

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