CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONS STATEMENT:  During this unprecedented time, we want to ensure that we are able to keep our parks open to our community.  As a Parks Department, we have always understood the mental, physical and emotional benefits of our parks and know that at a time like this, the value cannot be understated.   However, for this to be the case, we need for our community to ensure they are respecting guidance put forth by our Governor, Mayor, the CDC and WHO.  Parks across the US are closing to the public, restricting total access, due to individuals not following proper COVID-19  and state protocols. We do not want to join them!  You might notice though, some changes to our closures below.  These changes are a result of us monitoring our parks closely to determine safety risks with how the parks are being used by the public.  Our actions are a direct result of our department trying to do our best to protect the community and all of the residents in it.  The items detailed below are also best practices being done across the US, we are working hard to stay up on current solutions with other professional organizations.  We appreciate your understanding during this time and hope you and yours are safe and healthy.

  • The following Parks and Recreation facilities are closed to the public :
    • The Commons
    • Donner Center
    • Donner Park Green Space is Open (Tennis courts are closed, Pickleball courts are closed, basketball rims are removed, picnic tables are removed from shelters, and restrooms are closed)
    • Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena
    • Columbus Gymnastics Center
    • Park Operations Service Center
    • Lincoln Park Green Space is Open (Softball diamonds, tennis courts, playgrounds and restrooms are closed. Picnic tables in shelters and basketball rims are removed.)
    • Clifty Park Green Space is Open (Softball and baseball diamonds, Jolie Crider Memorial Skate Park and restrooms are closed. Picnic tables in shelters, basketball rims and volleyball nets have been removed.)
    • Blackwell Park Green Space is Open (Soccer Fields and restrooms are closed. Soccer goals have been removed.)
    • Rocky Ford Par 3 Golf Course
    • Harrison Ridge Green Space is Open (Handball and playground are closed. Basketball rims and picnic tables in shelters have been removed.)
    • Richards Pickleball Courts
    • Jolie Crider Memorial 2.0 Skate Park
    • All parks restrooms
    • All Park Playgrounds. Please feel free to enjoy the other spaces in the park.These facilities will reopen Friday, May 1.  We encourage the public to call or email Park staff to conduct business.  More Information

If you or your child is signed up for a Parks and Recreation program that occurs during this time period, you will receive a separate communication from a Parks staff member.