Galena Illinois Parks Update -- Restore Illinois Phase 4

6/26/20 Phase 4 | Parks Update


Guidelines for enjoying Galena parks safely

Additional opportunities at Galena parks during Phase 4,
beginning Friday, June 26

GALENA, ILLINOIS—The City of Galena is pleased to announce additional opportunities for recreation as the State of Illinois further opens in Phase 4 during the coronavirus pandemic. Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced details for reopening in the Restore Illinois, Phase 4 Guidelines, which are planned to take effect on Friday, June 26, 2020. Full details may be found at:


What does this mean for our parks?

In summary, the following guidelines will now be implemented during Phase 4 at the Galena parks and recreation areas:

  • Continue to use face coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand washing 
  • Pavilion rentals permitted; social gatherings of 50 or less
  • Playgrounds are open
  • Skate park is open with social distancing
  • Baseball diamond, volleyball & basketball courts are open; no more than 50 participants (officiants, players, coaches) excluding spectators
  • Spectators limited to 20% of seating capacity and sitting 6 feet apart if not from same household
  • Those who are not game players sitting on the bench must be 6 feet apart
  • Park restrooms are open with restrictions—use face mask, one person at a time, social distancing while waiting, wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer, and use paper towels on door handles

If you are organizing an event, you must:

  • Disinfect shared equipment or high-touch areas before and after event as well as frequently during event
  • Pavilions—disinfect picnic tables and bring tablecloths
  • Provide hand sanitizer and/or wash stations for participants


At-a-glance, a summary for City of Galena parks and amenities

The following parks and recreation areas remain or are newly opened on June 26 with social distancing, frequent hand washing or hand sanitizing, and face masks:

  • All parks and public restrooms, open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  1. Galena City Hall Exterior Public Restrooms, 101 Green Street
  2. Hello Galena Annex Restrooms (near Old Market House State Historic Site),
    121 North Commerce Street
  3. Grant Park Restrooms (lower level of pavilion), 625 Park Avenue
  4. Galena Recreation (Rec) Park, two sets of restrooms, 1721 Field Street
  5. Galena River Trail, porta potty at trail head, adjacent to Depot Park parking lot, 91 Bouthillier Street
  6. Galena Gateway Park, porta potty, 9300 West Powder House Hill Road
  • Galena River Trail
  • Galena Gateway Park
  • Grant Park
  1. Limit 50-person maximum for events
  2. Basketball court open
  3. Playground equipment is open
  • Galena Recreation Park
  1. Limit 50-person maximum for gatherings, including sports
  2. Pavilions are open
  3. Basketball & volleyball courts and baseball diamond are open, 50-person maximum
  4. Spectators limited to 20% seating capacity for baseball diamond
  5. Playground equipment is open
  6. Skate park is open with social distancing
  7. Alice T. Virtue Memorial Pool / Galena Water Park will remain closed for the summer
  • Old City Cemetery Park
  1. Basketball court open, 50-person maximum
  • Hill Street Tot Lot—playground equipment remains closed


Note: Our region is evaluated every 4 weeks; phases may change:
July 24, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13 & Dec. 11, 2020

A full overview for Phase 4 Restore Illinois Guidelines for Reopening may be found at:

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