As of today, March 17, 2020 Bowie Park Nature Center, the restrooms in the park and all pavilions in the park are closed and will remain closed until Monday, April 6, 2020. The Park itself remains open to the public. Trails will also remain closed to mountain bike and horseback riders for the time being even if they dry up. This also means that all programs and events put on by Park Staff are canceled.
Below is the full statement by from the City of Fairview.
CITY OF FAIRVIEW PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND CITY OF FAIRVIEW PUBLIC SERVICES
At the City of Fairview the health and safety of our community is our highest priority. In consideration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) we are taking steps to ensure that essential services remain uninterrupted while also enacting reasonable precautions regarding non-essential services. As a result, the following information should serve as a guide to city services until further notice:
All city departments remain open and all public services are functioning normally. We encourage anyone who needs to engage in any non-emergency business with the city to do so via telephone or email. Telephone and email contact information for all city departments can be found on the city’s website.
Bowie Nature Park remains open. The Nature Center at the park, the restrooms in the park and all pavilions in the park are closed and will remain closed until Monday, April 6, 2020. Veteran’s Lake Park on Highway 96 remains open.
We encourage visitors to the parks be mindful and courteous to all guests by engaging in current social distancing guidelines and by refraining from visiting the parks if they are experiencing any illness or symptoms of any illness.
All City of Fairview committee meetings through Monday, April 6, 2020, have been cancelled. The regularly scheduled March 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners work session and the 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners meeting will be held as usual. The regularly scheduled April 2, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners work session and the 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners meeting will be held as usual. Any changes to this schedule will be posted on the city’s website.
Police and fire services are functioning normally. We encourage all non-emergency police and fire matters that can be handled over the phone if at all possible. Both departments continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus situation and will continue to make necessary adjustments to prevent service disruptions. However, both departments have the discretion to make adjustments to service protocols so their services are provided in a manner that reasonably promotes the health and safety of our community as well as the health and safety of our police officers and fire personnel.
Municipal court currently scheduled for Friday, March 27, will be restricted to state-mandated hearings regarding criminal cases. All other cases will be reset. Anyone who has a matter scheduled for Fairview General Sessions court on March 27, 2020, is encouraged to frequently visit the city’s website for updates.
Everyone at the City of Fairview understands the challenging times we are facing locally, in our neighboring communities, within our state and across our country. Our goal is to maintain the level of city services we are accustomed to providing while also considering the potential impact of the service decisions we make.
We look forward to partnering with our community during this time such that we continue to provide city services in a safe and prudent manner and restricting services when the lack services becomes overall more beneficial than the service provided.
For general questions regarding city services residents are encouraged to call 615-799-2484 or to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents are also encouraged to visit the city’s website for updates and additional information regarding city services.
For additional information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) residents are encourage to visit the following websites: