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COVID-19  Parks and Recreation Procedures

All  programs, activities and events conducted in facilities managed by Staunton Parks and Recreation are suspended through June 10. City parks, excluding indoor facilities, remain open for use by individuals. 

  • 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.                               
  • Given the state’s plan to ease public health restrictions, we are presently reviewing prior closures of park and recreational facilities and will announce changes as decisions are made.  Changes during the state’s “phase 1” are likely to be limited, given the state’s continued emphasis on social distancing and staying at home.

  • Message from Director Chris Tuttle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sxHgkpmtHQ&feature=youtu.be
  • City parks remain open and users are required to use stringent social distancing measures. All indoor facilities are closed.
  • As of April 1, 2020, Gypsy Hill Golf Course and tennis courts, pickle ball courts and the skate park are also closed. Read the press release.                                                                                                                                                               
  • March 26, the basketball courts at Gypsy Hall Park, Montgomery Hall Park, Booker T. Washington Community Center and the Library will be closed to the public.                                                                             
  • As of 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020 City Hall and the Irene Givens Administration Building in Montgomery Hall Park will be closed to the public. Citizens will have uninterrupted access to city staff for continued services to the greatest extent possible.
  • Effective immediately and through June 10, playgrounds at Montgomery Hall Park, Gypsy Hill Park and Booker T. Washington Community Center are closed due to the public health emergency. The parks and recreation department will implement closures.
  • Public bathrooms in both Montgomery Hall and Gypsy Hill parks will be closed effective Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 a.m.  While the parks remain open, their use has increased significantly.  As a result, it has become difficult to maintain an appropriate standard of cleanliness in the restrooms that will keep both the public and our employees safe.
  • The little league fields in Gypsy Hill Park are now locked. Please remember that events or activities with 10 or more participants, including team baseball practice, are prohibited.

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.

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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!