ANGOLA, Ind. (WFFT) — Get ready to ride, Pokagon State Park’s toboggan run opens Friday with some changes due to COVID-19.
Visitors can still enjoy this thrilling ride that drops 90 feet over the distance of a quarter-mile.
While hours and fees remain the same as in previous years, only one track will be open.
Park officials say this change allows guests and staff members to stay socially distant inside the tower.
This means that fewer than one-half of the normal number of toboggans will be available to rent, which may result in longer wait times.
Riders will also be required to wear masks and gloves and to socially distance themselves while in line.
The registration process has also been modified.
Upon arriving at the park gate, nature center or Potawatomi Inn front desk, riders will receive details for reserving a sled using a mobile alert system.
When a sled is ready, guests will receive a text asking a member of their party to go to the rental room to fill out a registration card.
One rider from the group will then take that card and a driver’s license to the checkout window to receive their sled.
Users will return sleds outside the rental room at the end of the rental period.
Sleds will be sanitized before use by a new group of riders.
Warming Center restrooms will be open; however, concessions, indoor and outdoor seating, and the bonfire area will be closed.
Outside meals and tailgating are prohibited in the toboggan run area and in both toboggan parking lots.
Additional details and the toboggan run’s operational schedule can be found here.