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Parks and Recreation Field and Facility Closing Status

Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Cancellations due to COVID-19

Park amenity closure sign

Chesterfield prioritizes the health and well-being of citizens, guests and county employees. Considering the growing concerns surrounding the potential spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19, Chesterfield County is taking appropriate actions in alignment with guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to practice social distancing as related to a community mitigation strategy.

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the county will be limiting public gatherings, consistent with directives from CDC and VDH, until further notice.

The Department of Parks and Recreation has instituted the following measures until further notice:

  • All Parks and Recreation special events, programs and facility rentals (including picnic shelters) are cancelled. This includes department-sponsored and co-sponsored activities.
  • Registrations will not be taken for programs and activities until further notice.
  • No facility rentals will be scheduled until further notice.
  • All County recreation centers, senior centers, historic sites and the Nature Center are closed until further notice.

Chesterfield County parks will remain open. At this time, playgrounds, picnic shelters, restrooms, dog parks, basketball courts, tennis and pickleball courts are open. Signs are placed on amenities. All patrons are recommended to take preventative action when visiting the park system including wearing face coverings, self-monitoring, and practicing social distancing.

Athletic fields, rectangular and diamond, remain open for unorganized recreational use by individuals or families of less than 10 that are maintaining recommended social distancing. All goals, bases, and other equipment are removed from the fields. No practices, training, team workouts, or other organized activities are permitted.

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