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COVID-19  Parks and Recreation Procedures

  • The City of Staunton announces the reopening of City Hall and the Irene Givens Administration Building to the public on Monday, July 13. The city is ready to cautiously resume in-person services in these two city facilities with safety restrictions and limitations in place, consistent with guidance issued by the federal and state governments.
  • Under the Phase 3 guidelines, on July 1 Staunton will reopen the Gypsy Hill gym, Gypsy Hill garden center, athletic fields (for league play), Golf Course locker room (including restrooms), Booker T. Washington Community Center, and public bathrooms in city parks. Patrons are strongly encouraged to review the detailed use guidelines before visiting any reopened city facilities.  Guidelines will also be posted at each facility. Read press release.
  • Under the Phase 2 guidelines, Staunton will reopen playgrounds, the skate park, basketball courts and baseball, soccer and softball fields (for practices only with groups no larger than 50 persons including both participants and spectators) beginning Friday morning, June 5. Patrons are strongly encouraged to review the detailed use guidelines before visiting any reopened city facilities.  Guidelines will also be posted at each facility. Read press release.
  • The Gypsy Hill Park and Montgomery Hall Park pools will not open for the summer 2020 season.
  • The Camp Staunton summer camp program is cancelled for the summer. Refunds will be issued to all registrants.
  • The city will reopen tennis courts and pickleball courts in city parks as of Saturday, May 23.  Guidelines for safe and appropriate use of the courts are posted on Staunton’s website and will be prominently displayed at all locations, emphasizing social distancing and sanitizing/disinfecting practices.  While pickleball and tennis players are warmly welcomed to use the courts, there is to be no congregating or gathering on the courts and patrons are encouraged to depart immediately following play.
  • The City of Staunton is reopening the Gypsy Hill Golf Course on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Please visit the golf page or view announcement details.                               
  • City parks remain open and users are required to use stringent physical distancing measures.                                                                                                                                                             

See the City of Staunton's most recent update on COVID-19.

Residents are also encouraged to read this statement from the National Recreation and Parks Association on using parks while maintaining social distancing. 

For more information about the COVID-19 virus visit https://www.coronavirus.gov/

 


Staunton Parks & Recreation

We specialize in fun. Our mission is to provide a variety of quality leisure opportunities with the purpose of improving every Stauntonian’s quality of life. From pristine parks and trails to athletic leagues to summer camp and before and after school children's programs, we've got you covered for all of your recreational adventures and activities. 

Online Registration for Programs & Activities

Our new and improved online registration software is here! You must create a customer profile (account) before registering for a class. Get step-by-step instructions on how to create a new user account  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 540.332.3945.

Let Us Know

The Staunton Department of Parks and Recreation strives to provide exciting, educational and unique programs and activities for the city. Please let us know when you have questions, concerns, problems or suggestions. We want to hear from you!