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Lafayette Parks and Recreation begin winterization process

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On Monday, Lafayette Parks and Recreation began the process of closing its parks for the season.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — On Monday, Lafayette Parks and Recreation began the process of closing its parks for the season.

Director of Operations John Miner said the winterization process will take place at 10 facilities.

It will take three to four weeks, equaling about 320 man-hours.

Crews will be clearing water lines in all of the buildings, painting and putting away equipment.

Miner said the winter months also allow crews to repair equipment and work on projects indoors.

He said it's important to keep on top of maintenance to prevent problems down the road.

"This is blocked out every year on our schedule for our facilities and grounds department that we have to do this," said Miner. "So regardless of what we've got going on, if we're in the middle of another project sometimes those will just have to be put aside for a few weeks while we get this done."

Miner expects the parks system to open back up toward the end of March.

He said everything is weather dependent.

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