Drinking fountains in Lansing parks will be turned on after a 15-month lockdown

LANSING, Michigan – After a 15-month hiatus, drinking fountains in Lansing’s parks will soon be operational, the city’s parks and leisure director said.

FOX 47 News, 2021

The city decided in March last year to close the 30+ drinking fountains in parks across the city due to COVID-19.

After months of negotiations with Ingham County’s health department, the city gave the all-clear to turn the wells back on, said Brett Kaschinski, director of parks and recreation.

Lansing Parks and Recreation Director Brett Kaschinski

“This is the next step, I think, in another step on this road to recovery, and we are excited to make this possible for residents,” said Kaschinski.

City officials say all fountains should be turned on by July 4th.

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