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Posted on: April 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: County Parks Remain Open; White River Campground Closes Until Further Notice

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UPDATE: County Parks Remain Open; White River Campground Closes Until Further Notice

In an effort to safeguard the public and park staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamilton County Parks and Recreation has added a popular camping destination to its list of facility closures.  The White River Campground, which traditionally opens April 15, will remain closed until further notice. Campground and park staff deeply regret any inconvenience caused by the closure and are working closely with campers that have made reservations during the affected time.

Following are other Hamilton County Parks facilities and amenities that will remain closed until further notice:

- Enclosed facilities: Cool Creek Nature Center, Taylor Center of Natural History, Koteewi Range, K-Trails and Koteewi Aerial Adventure

- Rental facilities and shelters

- Fitness stations, playgrounds and basketball courts

 In addition, all Hamilton County Parks programming, events, onsite activities, organized or league sporting activities are suspended until further notice.

ALL Hamilton County Parks and Recreation parks, trails and restrooms remain open to users, providing park visitors practice responsible social distancing (minimum 6’) and isolated recreation. Park restrooms continue to be cleaned and sanitized multiple times daily, while trash removal services remain in place, as well.  Park guests are asked to place any trash in lined receptacles only.

The park administrative office is closed to the public but is operating with reduced, but dedicated staff, and will continue to do so until directed otherwise.

HCPR staff thanks the public for its support, patience and adherence to its park user guidelines, in addition to the precautionary guidelines provided by the CDC ( They look forward to the time when they can provide the quality recreation and nature education that the community has come to expect.  Until such time, park staff hopes everyone remains safe and healthy.  

For questions regarding Hamilton County Parks operations, please call 317-770-4400 or email Hamilton.Parks@HamiltonCounty.In.Gov.  Stay county parks current, by following HCPR on Facebook.

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