The City of Perry will be relaxing some actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Staff have been continually assessing our local situation and working with our trusted partners to guide our decision making. At this time we are not comfortable with broad reopening of facilities and are taking a cautious approach. As we continue to assess local conditions, we will continue to relax restrictions that keep our staff and our residents safe and gradually return to normal. We appreciate your patience through this process.


The Perry Public Library building remains closed to the public for now, but we will begin taking back checked out items on Monday, June 1. Patrons may return their items by placing them in our marked collection receptacles, stationed just outside the East door of the library, during our curbside hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday). There will be one container for books and a separate container for the more fragile audiovisual materials (CDs, DVDs, & audiobooks). The Book and AV Drop Boxes will remain closed for now, and patrons with fragile or electronic items (example: hotspots) to bring back are asked to call the library to arrange a curbside return. Items will be quarantined for a period of several days before being re-shelved and made available to the public. For more information, please call the library at 515-465-3569.

Parks and Recreation Department

The McCreary Community Building will remain closed. With the renovation progress, we anticipate a full reopening of the building by mid-August. We are assessing options for the opening of the Splash Pad and possibly the Pool depending on construction and community safety factors.

Playground equipment and outdoor sports facilities will be open beginning June 1. Groups should be limited to 10 persons or less and contact play is prohibited. Restroom facilities will remain closed in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.

Police Department

Vehicle inspections and fingerprinting will resume June 1 by appointment only. Persons entering the Police Department for fingerprinting will be required to wear a face covering. Please call 515-465-4636 to schedule an appointment.