DECATUR, IL – The Decatur Park District continues to monitor the CDC, IDPH and Macon County Health Department for guidance on reopening additional park amenities. Open greenspace, parks and trails, golf courses, disc golf courses, tennis/pickleball courts and dog parks continue to be accessible to the public at this time. Please note that users will find limited access to public restrooms and water fountains. Remember, do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the Governor’s “5-Phase Restore Illinois Plan”, The Decatur Park District is cancelling its July 4th activities including the community fireworks display. In addition, Splash Cove Water Park will not open for operation this summer.
“Following guidance provided in the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, we are looking at late summer before any large groups or public facilities will be able to safely open. With our community’s health and safety as our primary concern, we made the difficult decision to forgo opening Splash Cove this summer,” stated Bill Clevenger, Executive Director of the Decatur Park District.
This guidance is current as of today, but is a fluid and evolving situation changing by the day as incremental reopening guidelines are released. In accordance with safe practice, the District continues to explore programs and services that can be implemented for summer 2020. The District will continue to monitor any changes to the Restore Illinois Plan, CDC & IDPH guidelines that may affect these decisions.
We continue to urge everyone to keep abreast of the latest public health information via the CDC website at www.cdc.gov, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Macon County Health Department.
Please visit www.decatur-parks.org for activity and program news related to program and facility re-open updates.
Interested in playing in an adult recreation league this fall? Register for the fall season at Rotary Park. Visit the Team Sidelines website and click on the downloads section for the full registration packet. For more information, call 429 – 3472, visit the DISC or email Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org. League information is listed below!
Registration ends on Thursday August 29th at 5 p.m. Games begin on Tuesday 9/3. All registration fees include refundable non-resident fees.
Rotary Park Fall 2019 Registration Packet
Sand Volleyball Info:
2019 VB Application – Fall
VB Waiver Roster-2019 Fall
League Supervisor: Tony Albertina email@example.com or call 217-429-3472
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Rainout Line: 217-427-3488, extension 4 (Rotary Park). All weather-related updates will be posted at 4 p.m.
Schedules and Standings will be posted on Teamsideline.
Boys and girls aged 7 – 14 have the opportunity to showcase their baseball and softball skills at the local MLB Pitch, Hit & Run on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Participants will compete at Graceland Ball Park Field #4 for a chance to advance to the next level of competition, including the Team Championships at Busch Stadium during a Cardinals game. All participants must bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For more information, visit pitchhitrun.com or contact Gabby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition
Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Graceland Ball Park Field #4
Interested in playing in an adult recreation league this summer? Register for the summer season at Rotary Park. Visit the Team Sidelines website and click on the downloads section for the full registration packet. For more information, call 429 – 3472, visit the DISC or email Tony at email@example.com. League information is listed below!
The Decatur Park District will host the MidState Cup, April 12 – 14 at the Decatur Soccer Complex, presented by ADM and Midwest Fiber. Admission is free. MidState has 120 boys’ and girls’ (U8 – U19) club teams from Illinois and surrounding states coming to compete. For more information, visit www.midstatesoccer.com or contact Colin Bonner, MidState Soccer Director, at 429-3472.
MidState Soccer Cup
Date: April 12-14
Location: Decatur Soccer Complex
MidState Soccer Club’s 8th annual indoor futsal tournament (now 4v4) is on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 at the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) located at 1295 W. Wood Street in Decatur.
Fustal is played with a special ball that is designed to have less bounce, which encourages passing, individual skills and team play while maximizing active participation of all players. Games consist of 12-minute halves on our brand new official futsal goals and shortened fields. Divisions will be organized into timed sections, so there will be no waiting around to get games in. Individual medals will be awarded to first and second place teams in all divisions. The event will be hosting 64 teams this year.
For more information, email Tyler Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the DISC at 429-3472.
The Decatur Youth Baseball is affiliated with Little League and operates under their rules and regulations. The Youth Softball league is affiliated with Country Girls and operates under their rules and regulations. Bronco and Pony divisions of baseball are affiliated with Tri-County Baseball and operated under their rules and regulations. We appreciate the continued support of parents, volunteers and sponsors. For more information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, call Cortney Wilkerson at 429-3472. Opening Day Saturday, May 4th at Rotary Park Teams will take pictures and play an in-house game.
A birth certificate copy will be required for first-year players. Registration ends March 28!
Click here for the 2019 Registration Form