Plover to reopen some park facilities

Metro Wire Staff

The Village of Plover will begin reopening park facilities on June 15.

Parks and facilities were closed in March under Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order, which limited public activity to help slow the spread of COVID-19. An extension of that order was struck down by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in May.

On Tuesday, the village announced it would reopen tennis and pickleball courts, and restroom facilities, at the Little Plover River Park. The Woyak Sports Complex will also reopen for use.

The hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

The village’s skateboard park, soccer fields, and all playground areas will remain closed until further notice, to help reinforce social distancing and other safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Those facilities will reopen based on recommendations by the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health, and/or the Portage County Health Department, the village said in a news release.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete our start-up and staffing procedures at these facilities,” the release said. 

Anyone with questions or concerns can call the village’s public works department between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 715-345-5257, or the Village of Plover office between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 715-345-5250.