Public Access Restrictions for Don Morse Memorial Park and Lakeside Park
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, day-use parks will restrict access once the main parking areas are full. Once Parking is at full capacity, patrons will be turned away with the exception of City of Chelan Residents being allowed access.
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With 2,000 feet of waterfront Don Morse Park is 40 acres of fun! This area is wonderful for swimming, boating or just relaxing in the sun. We are a year round facility that offers entertainment and activities with each season.
Don Morse Park and Lakeside Park are open to the public daily from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. unless otherwise posted or authorized by the City of Chelan.
Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend
We offer an 18 hole natural green grass Putting Course, LakeRider Sports, Rally Alley, Shoreline Watercraft and Boat Rentals, snack bar, newly redone sand volleyball courts, skate park, tennis / pickleball and basketball courts. There is also a playground area for children ages 6 to 12.
No dogs of any size are allowed in the Don Morse Memorial Park starting Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and through Labor Day weekend. The rest of the year dogs are welcome. Scoop and leash laws apply. Dogs must never be left unattended or left alone in any Park. You are liable for your pet’s actions.
We have picnic shelters available for your company picnic, reunion, birthday party, wedding or any special occasion. Call us at 509-682-8023 and we can help you put together your special event.
We are happy to keep our day parks open as outdoor recreation is a great way to stay healthy even during a pandemic. But we’ll all need to change our behavior in order to responsibly use our parks.
- Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms
- Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains
- Follow CDC Guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails
- Observe CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of 6′ from other persons at all times
- Bring your own hand sanitizer
- Don’t congregate in groups
- Don’t shake hands, give hugs, or touch your face
- Cover your mouth when coughing/ sneezing with a tissue or your elbow
- Avoid Contact Sports or Sports where you are sharing equipment
- Follow all State laws related to recreation
- Do not enter taped off areas
- Do not litter – do your part to keep the park enjoyable for everyone
Adhere to Washington State’s Stay Home – Stay Healthy Proclamation which states:
“All people in Washington State shall immediately cease participating in all public and private gatherings and multi-person activities for social, spiritual and recreational purposes, regardless of the number of people involved, except as specifically identified herein.”
“To implement this mandate, I hereby order that all people in Washington State are immediately prohibited from participating in public and private gatherings of any number of people for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
This prohibition shall not apply to activities and gatherings solely including those people who are part of a single household or residential living unit.”
Future Phases of Washington’s Phased Approach anticipate the relaxation of some recreational activities, but for now the a conservative approach is prudent.
In alignment with state guidelines:
- our sand volleyball courts are closed,
- our basketball courts are limited to solo or family/ household play,
- our skate park is limited to solo or family/ household use,
- our playgrounds remain closed and taped off,
- our tennis courts will remain closed,
- picnic shelters will remain open with picnic tables adequately distanced,