Argo and Gallup Liveries: Open Today
Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation is happy to announce Argo and Gallup liveries will be opening with limited offerings, Friday, May 29, 9 a.m. Boating is an allowable recreational activity per Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order.
This season, reservations are required to rent all types of boats. You can make reservations online or call the livery you want to visit. This reopening approach will be incremental to create a safe environment for customers, the public and staff. For that reason, you can paddle in the ponds at Argo and Gallup parks – with a reservation – starting today, May 29 (weather permitting). Currently, river trips are not being offered due to the levels of water and dangerous current conditions that have resulted from recent rain storms. This season, the liveries will not be selling or renting tubes for use in the Argo Cascades. This will help minimize the number of people gathering in that area of the river to allow for proper physical distancing.
The city is following best safety practices for operating procedures in accordance with Centers for Disease Control guidelines:
• Reservations are required for renting boats to minimize lines and create safe physical distances between customers and staff.
o Argo boat rental reservation or call 734.794.6241 | 1055 Longshore Drive.
o Gallup boat rental reservation or call 734.794.6240 | 3000 Fuller Road.
• Equipment will be sanitized between every use.
• Shared/common surfaces will be thoroughly disinfected throughout operating hours.
• Hand sanitizer will be available throughout our facilities.
• Trained staff interacting with customers will be wearing face masks.
• Physical distancing of at least 6 feet will be observed in the queues and on the docks.
• As much of our operations that can be will be conducted outside.
• Customers will enter their boats into the water using the self-launch docks.
Additional offerings will be phased in with customer and staff adherence to these initial guidelines. Thank you for your support.
ANN ARBOR FARMERS MARKET
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open for preorders and onsite sales, 7 a.m.-noon (and on Wednesdays). Shoppers may choose to shop onsite or preorder from vendors with curbside or walk-in pick-up options. View the preorder directory of the vendors currently offering plants, produce, baked foods, coffee and more. Credit card tokens are not being accepted at this time but EBT and P-EBT tokens are. For preorders, you will contact the vendor directly for pick up on Saturday and the following Wednesday. While shopping and picking up preorders, please follow any physical distancing and safety guidelines posted or communicated by market staff. You’ll find additional information on our website. 315 Detroit Street.
HURON HILLS AND LESLIE PARK GOLF COURSES
Hit the links this weekend and play nine or 18 holes at Huron Hills and Leslie Park golf courses. We encourage golfers to wear a face covering when around others and in the area around the clubhouse. Face masks will be required for golfers in the clubhouse when it opens. Additionally, we debuted a new fleet of fuel efficient EFI Yamaha golf carts for you to enjoy. You can rent a golf cart with the following safety measures in place. We look forward to seeing you soon! For a detailed list of safety guidelines, visit our website.
At this time, the following terms apply to golf cart use:
• A maximum of two carts per tee time.
• Two riders can be in the same cart if they are from the same household, otherwise we permit one rider and one walker per cart.
• Exceptions to the two carts per group are allowed to accommodate a golfer with a disability who requires a cart under state or federal law.
• Physical distancing is expected at your cart as well as at the tee boxes and greens.
• A2Golf staff will thoroughly sanitize golf carts after each use, and sanitized carts will be tagged as clean. For the safety of our staff and guests, tee times must be made and paid for online only.
Healthy Streets Initiative
The City of Ann Arbor invites the community to share input on possible changes to streets to help provide space for physical distancing. Please visit the website to learn more and to take the online survey.
The Healthy Streets effort is consistent with the nationwide trend of providing ample space for the community to get outside, safely exercise and get where they need to go. The Ann Arbor City Council passed R-20-158 Resolution to Promote Safe Social Distancing Outdoors in Ann Arbor on May 4, 2020, which directed staff to research best practices, gather input and consider street reconfigurations.
Please consider sharing the website, with family, friends and other members of the community you think might be interested. Anyone interested in providing feedback but who doesn’t have access to the internet access can call 734.794.6410.
City of Ann Arbor Services
In-person city services will resume once the Governor’s Stay at Home Order is lifted, which includes the closure of government offices. New safety protocols will be implemented for city hall visitors that will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Customers should continue to make payments and conduct all city service requests online as much as possible. If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Customer Service Center, which is open M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 734.794.6320 or email: email@example.com. Complete Covid 19 resources and information is online.