June 29, 2020 Update from the Mayor

June 29, 2020 Update from the Mayor

Hickory Hills has 133 confirmed COVID cases and 4 related deaths.

Driven Car Wash

For a limited time only, Driven Car Wash, located on 87th Street, immediately west of the police station, will be giving away unlimited Signature Wash memberships for only $19.99 a month! Stop by and join the Driven Family, before it’s too late!  Even if you are not interested in the monthly wash deal, be sure and stop by Hickory’s new car wash facility.

Update from Hickory Hills Park District Regarding Reopening and Restrictions

The Krueger Park Recreation Center is open. Temperature checks will be taken as patrons enter the recreation center and masks are required.

The fitness center and indoor walking track opened on June 26. Masks will be required up until the time patrons begin their workout. The 50% capacity will be no more than 20 people at one time in the fitness center and 10 on the indoor walking track. Fitness center memberships will be extended for the time the fitness center was closed.

The outdoor basketball court at Krueger Park will be open except during camp which is 9am-4pm Monday -Friday. Tennis courts at Krueger Park are open.

All indoor programs will resume with 50% capacity limits and social distancing guidelines. Temperature check and masks are required.  For exercise classes, patrons need to wear a mask until the program begins.

Kasey Meadow tennis, basketball, in-line skating and the skate park will remain closed in 2020 due to construction. The Cynthia Neal Center will be closed until the Fall 2020 due to construction.

Playgrounds and the Outdoor Fitness are open.

Drinking Fountains are closed (both outdoors and indoors).

Splash Pad is closed until the Executive Order is lifted.

Pollinator Habitat Grant – Earlier this year, the City applied for a Com Ed/Openlands sponsored grant to improve an area at 91st Pl & 92nd St (west of 88th Avenue) that the city commonly refers to as the triangle.  Public Works Director Sue Lehr is pleased to report that we have been awarded the full $10,000 grant for this project. The project will transform an unused area of turf grass into an established pollinator habitat that supports pollinator species, educational signage and a public passive recreational area.  This will be a nice addition to this residential area.

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Have a great week!

Mayor Mike