Friday March 20th,Governor Pritzker issued a new Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay at home
(with exceptions) from Saturday March 21, 2020 5:00pm through April 7,2020.
The directive prohibits any gathering larger than 10 people per the CDC.It includes residents from socializing in-person with people outside their homes, even small parties and casual gatherings should not take place.While this is a stay at home order, you may enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running or biking and may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas providing you comply with the Social Distancing Requirements of maintaining a distance of 6 feet as defined in the order.
Per Illinois Executive Order 2020-10, all district playgrounds are closed to public use until further notice.
Our first and most important responsibility is to safeguard the health and well-being of our community members, participants and staff. To that end, we will continue to follow the guidance and direct recommendations from our Illinois Health Department and the CDC when considering any cancellations or closures. We will continue to keep in close
touch with this department.
Our administrative team has had many conversations on how we will react if or when the virus touches our community. While continuing to do our best to be proactive- including and even greater intensity of daily cleaning of our facilities, there may be situations that will do warrant difficult decisions.Once again, in these cases, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of participants and staff, supported by the latest recommendations and directives from
our public health officials.
With all of the schools closing and increased measures throughout the country to proactively limit the spread of the coronavirus, balanced with the CDC’s recommendations regarding social distancing, and not yet social isolation,
the Kankakee Valley Park District will be closed to the public until April 5th.
All programs (outdoor and indoor) have been canceled until further notice. Our parks, trails, walking paths and boat launches remain open. Please practice social distancing. While not mandatory but highly recommended
remain 6 feet away and with 10 or less people.
Please stay at home when you are sick.
Please keep your children at home if they are sick.
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Please cancel all non-essential meetings.
• Additional cleaning and sanitizing must continue to take place
• Practice social distancing whenever possible
• Limit personal interaction as much as possible.
We will continue to look to the experts in this area for guidance in addressing the coronavirus outbreak. This includes local, State and federal health departments. We gather all of the facts available to us. We follow the direction provided to us. We use our best judgment to provide appropriate service while protecting you, your families and the dedicated staff of the Kankakee Valley Park District.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, mandates and recommendations from the state,Illinois Public Health Department and CDC all our facilities will be closed through March 30th. This includes the Bird Park Administration Office, Rec Center & Ice Valley Centre. The Board Meeting for March 23rd has been cancelled. All administration staff are telecommuting and therefore can return your calls for any future business questions or concerns. Our Maintenance Department staff will be working on a reduced schedule. Please leave your name, phone number and nature of your call. We will call you back. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Stay well. KVPD
The health and safety of our patrons is our number one priority and this decision was made to help support the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing. Kankakee Valley Park District's Civic Auditorium, Ice Valley and Rec Center will be closed from Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 22. Kankakee Valley Park District administration facility will be open at this time. Refunds will automatically be given for missed programs and facility rentals during this closure. We are closing as a public health precaution, response to the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health(IDPH) to avoid crowds in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Park District will continue to assess conditions and notify the community when programs and operations resume. Information will be emailed and posted to our website and Facebook pages.We encourage everyone to follow the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health websites for more news and information.If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 939-1311.
The Health and Safety of our community members is of the utmost importance to us. There are currently no active
and/or confirmed cases in Kankakee County however, we have spoken with and will continue to closely monitor information and updates from the KCHD, DPH and the CDC on the situation with the COVID-19 virus.
At this time our programs, classes and events are still taking place as planned.
In following the standard recommendations from the CDC and other sources named, we have posted signage in our facilities, recommend staff and patrons stay home if feeling ill, and are following the CDC cleaning guidelines.
More information regarding the COVID-19 can be found at:
- Kankakee County Health Department (KCHD) – https://www.kankakeehealth.org/
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) – http://www.dph.illinois.gov/
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
Stay cool with us!
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena is a family fun zone as well as a competitive ice arena, featuring a NHL rink, arcade, Breakaway Café concessions, and four private party/meeting rooms.
Ice Valley offers programming to advanced and beginning skaters alike, including; learn to skate, figure skating, intro to hockey, youth hockey, adult hockey, curling, public skating, drop-in hockey, and freestyle ice sessions.
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