Tallmadge cancels summer events, closes pool

Posted at 3:17 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 15:17:46-04

TALLMADGE, Ohio — Tallmadge is canceling all summer events and closing their pool due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As the City’s Safety Director, my top priority is protecting the safety and health of Tallmadge residents and employees,” Mayor David Kline said. “As the City’s Mayor and Chief Executive Officer, I must also be a responsible steward of the City’s resources, financial and otherwise. The difficult decisions I announce today are made with these two most important priorities in mind and after long deliberation with community leaders.”

The following events will not be held this summer:

• Parks and Recreation Summer Camp
• Safety Town
• Touch-a-Truck
• Music on the Circle
• Memorial Day Parade
• Circle Festival and Light Parade (Circlefest)

Tallmadge's parks and recreation, police, and fire departments are planning to provide online videos and virtual programming, instead of face-to-face gatherings, for summer camp, Touch-aTruck and Safety Town.

In lieu of the parade, Memorial Day will be recognized with a small private wreath ceremony conducted by the Tallmadge American Legion Post 255 in order to continue the consecutive 152 year tradition.

The following facilities will remain closed to the public until at least June 1 (subject to change at any time):

• Recreation Center on North Munroe Road
• All city-owned ball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds and public restrooms in parks
• City rental facilities

“We look forward to the day when we can all be together again. But for now, we must adhere to the health guidelines set at the State and Federal levels as we assess the economic impact of this unfortunate situation on our city,” Kline said. “Please know that we are working tirelessly every day to keep our residents safe and protect our economy. Your patience and support as we navigate these extraordinary times are both needed and appreciated.”

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