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Wilmette Park District

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for July 3 Festivities


As we monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) daily and follow the recommendations of county and state health organizations, the safety of our patrons, participants, and staff is our top priority.

WE REGRET TO INFORM THE WILMETTE COMMUNITY OF OUR DECISION TO CANCEL OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED JULY 3RD FESTIVITIES FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020.

The decision was made at May's monthly meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners, to cancel July 3 festivities as well as the fireworks celebration for the 2020 year. While we understand the disappointment that will come with the cancelation of such traditional and highly-attended events, we believe the health and safety of the community is of a greater concern.

The Wilmette Park District is already preparing an alternate plan to host the Yankee Doodle Dash virtually, allowing registered participants the safety and freedom to complete their own 5k route and report their results in exchange for a race shirt and participant medal. More details will be available shortly.

We will continuously evaluate the situation and inform the community of any decisions made. We recognize the seriousness of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in our community. We urge all residents to follow the Center for Disease Control’s tips by staying home if sick; avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering coughs and sneezes; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing hands with soap and water. For more information and recommendations, go to:

  • Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Center for Disease Control
  • World Health Organization

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