Officials say numerous rules violations forced the decision
Effective today, July 13, 2020, Delphi Falls Park is closed to the public until at least Monday, July 20.
The closure is a result of some patrons violating park rules by climbing the falls, swimming, not social distancing, leaving trash, consuming alcohol and, in some cases, treating others badly when confronted about inappropriate behaviors.
“It is unfortunate that we need to take this step to close the park to the general public, but until patrons show they can follow the rules and treat our park and neighbors with respect, we may have to continue to close the park including closing it for the rest of the summer,” said Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John M. Becker. “The park has been open year-round for everyone to enjoy the splendor of the falls. It is important that the park and neighbors are respected and that we honor the generous donation that was given to us. We hope that this temporary closure will help the public reflect on the beauty of the park and be responsible going forward.”