COVID-19 Information

PARKS OPEN MAY 14th

SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY // Updated July 13th, 2020


Parks are currently open with some restrictions.  Park visitors must practice social distancing—remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible. The following is also expected of park visitors: follow CDC’s guidelines on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails; do not use parks or trails if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19; be prepared for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains; share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass. Face coverings are strongly encouraged and should be worn whenever possible.  Please note that all park patrons utilize parks and facilities at their own risk.


Facility/ActivityStatus starting 6/11/20
Park Open Space
Open sunrise to sunset for one-way walking, running, and biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and use of ponds while practicing social distancing.
Playgrounds
Playgrounds open starting June 13th.  Play at your own risk.
Boat RampsOpen for public use sunrise to sunset.

Individuals fishing must remain 10 feet apart.
Basketball Courts
Basketball courts are open.  Competitive games are prohibited.  All players must practice social distancing.
Disc Golf Course
Course is open.
Freedom Park Dog ParkDog park will open June 13th.  
Picnic PavilionsGroup pavilions closed until June 20th.  Reservations for 25 people or less available starting June 20th.  Single picnic areas are open for individual families. 
PoolsClosed for the summer.
Recreation CentersSenior Center and Mildred Hunter Community Center closed until at least August 13th.  We will reassess at that time.
RentalsAll facility rentals are suspended until further notice.
RestroomsClosed.
Skate Park
Skate park is open.
Sports Fields

Open for use starting June 20th.  Please comply with social distancing guidelines.

Summer CampsAll camps are canceled for the summer.
TennisTennis courts are open. All players must practice social distancing.

ACTIVITIES

This is a unique time but we are all in it together.  While a lot of things are in limbo, we believe that #funisntcancelled!  That’s why VLPRA is committed to providing entertaining, engaging things to keep you active during the COVID-19 outbreak.   Check out our Virtual Recreation Center here for indoor and outdoor activities you can do at home!