City of Ottawa, Illinois

Ottawa’s Allen Park on the south bank of the Illinois River will remain closed, possibly until Memorial Day due to tornado damage.

Electrical power to the park is off, because it was discovered buried electrical lines were causing electrical feedback into the ground, as well as the park’s restroom building needs repair, which had its roof torn off during the tornado. Additionally, there is debris that needs to be removed.

A blockade is set up at both the park's entrances for vehicles and pedestrians.