CARMEL, Ind. — A section of the Monon Greenway in Carmel is closed because of overcrowding.
Mayor Jim Brainard said Thursday that having too many people on the trail “hinders compliance with social distancing restrictions.”
As a result, a portion of the Greenway between Gradle Drive to the south and Main Street to the north will be closed until further notice.
Midtown Plaza is also closed and seating and equipment are being removed to discourage people from gathering there.
“I ask for trail users to please practice social distancing on the remaining 230 miles of trails and paths we have in Carmel so that those can remain open. It is so important to our mental health to get out and enjoy the fresh air, but we must do so responsibly,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. “I ask for all citizens to be mindful and diligent as we continue with the quarantine. It is very tempting as the weather improves to stop and gather with friends along the trails, but please use caution and practice social distancing for the benefit of us all.”
The closure will be enforced by Carmel Police.