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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:

  • Registrations will open for limited programs and activities on June 15.
  • Limited sports facility rentals may be scheduled beginning June 12.
  • All County senior centers and historic sites  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 unless as authorized by the Parks and Recreation Department.

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