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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Recreation Department Activities and Program Information

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Updated September 28.

Below is a list, divided into three categories, which will explain activities that are and are not going to be offered, and those still under consideration. In cases where activities/events are canceled, this means that those events were either not permitted pursuant to various orders and/or the City is unable to provide them in compliance with required health protocols. Events and activities that are still under review are being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including cost, staff and facility availability, timing and the ability to meet strict guidelines and protocols. This is a constantly changing situation and our review is ongoing.

NOTE: For any program/activity that is/may be offered, City staff and patrons will be required to follow strict social distancing guidelines, limits on size of gatherings, and sanitizing protocol, among other requirements. In addition, face masks will be strongly encouraged and/or required as applicable.

Things You Can Do

  • Athletic Fields - Skills development and competition.
  • Basketball Court/Skate Park/Volleyball Court — Residents only*/use at your own risk.
  • Multi-Purpose Trails and Paths
  • Playgrounds - Residents are advised to use at your own risk. Please observe social distancing and small group size protocol. The City will sanitize on a weekly basis.
  • Tennis and Pickleball – Sussex courts.
  • Senior Adult Programs –  Registration required; fees apply to some programs.
  • Preschool and Youth Programming Registration required.
  • Youth Sports Registration required. 
  • Senior Transportation
  • Thornton Park Ice Rink — Limited access for previously scheduled select school/city/club programs.
  • Accepted proof of residency: State ID, school ID, ProgressBook or Shaker report card

Things Under Review/Delayed Awaiting Further Guidance

  • Swim Lessons and Lap Swimming (Fall Sessions)
  • Special Event Requests – Case by case basis

Things That Are Canceled 

  • Block Parties - Summer and Fall
  • Horseshoe Lake Pavilion Reservations - for June through September
  • Thornton Park Pool and Pool Activities
  • Thornton Park Ice Rink - Closed to general public

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