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Madison Parks extends ban on play at city parks, fields

MADISON (WKOW) -- Citing forecasts for more heavy rain Wednesday through Friday, Madison Parks will have to extend the ban on play on our parks, athletic fields and turf.  
A statement from the department says the grassy areas in the parks are not in condition to handle large numbers of people, and that the ban is for all grassy areas in the parks, not only the athletic fields.
The city warns that if fields are damaged by large numbers at play, it can take months, or even years for the fields to get back into quality playing condition.
Madison Parks asks that team practices and pick-up games refrain from being played on the fields and parks until notice is given that conditions are safe to be on the fields. 
Any team violating this ban will be assessed damages. The department asks that if you see any teams out playing in the parks, please call the Parks Manager on Duty at 239-7187.
Staff will next evaluate the conditions of the fields on Monday, April 22.
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