Cantigny Park Set To Reopen To General Public On Monday

Keith Johnson
June 10, 2020 - 8:48 am
Nature awakening at Cantigny Park

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The managers of Cantigny Park are ready to reopen it to the general public as communities try to rebound under the continued threat of COVID-19.

Cantigny Park in Wheaton has been opened since June 1 to members. On Monday, the park will reopen to the general public. 

The park, located at 1S151 Winfield Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Cantigny's regular weekday parking fee of $5 per car will apply, including weekends.

There are some things the public will have to get used to when they return to the park. Park officials have decided to put a cap on daily visitation and guests will be expected to practice social distancing. Face coverings are not required outside, but all visitors must wear a mask when using park restrooms.

Only the gardens and grounds will be accessible. The Visitors Center (except for restrooms), McCormick House and the First Division Museum remain closed. The playground and Army tanks also are temporarily off limits.

But, there will be full-service, daily outdoor dining on the Bertie's Bistro patios from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Park programs and events through July have been canceled, postponed or moved online. Cantigny Golf operations are open, with restrictions.

For more details, visit Cantigny.org.