Several Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs suspended

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Preventive measures being taken to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Expanded proactive efforts are underway to help protect residents in the Colorado Springs community from Coronavirus (COVID-19) by slowing the spread of infection during the pandemic. The City of Colorado Springs is suspending several programs and services offered by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department. This includes the following:

  • The Deerfield Hills, Hillside and Meadows Park community centers will suspend all programming starting March 16, resuming March 30, including food distribution programs. This aligns with closures implemented by local school districts. The situation will be reassessed as needed. 
  • All youth and adult recreation programs and activities, including the Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP), will be suspended until April 6. This is in alignment with the Colorado High School Athletic Association (CHSAA). 
  • Sertich Ice Center is suspending public programming starting March 16, reopening April 6. The center is closed for routine building maintenance from March 30-April 5.
  • The community meeting to discuss the Urban Forest Management Plan scheduled for March 18 has been postponed to a later date.
  • Small scheduled events, less than 250 participants, are being held at the City Auditorium at the discretion of event organizers.
  • The Pioneers Museum remains open at this time, however, hands-on exhibits have been closed. 

During the closures, facilities will undergo additional deep cleanings.

For facilities that remain open, which includes, but is not limited to, all parks, trails and open spaces, visitors are highly encouraged to practice social distancing and personal hygiene practices : 

  • Clean hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one, to provide protection against the flu.
  • Create a personal preparedness plan (www.ready.gov/pandemic)

We are committed to sharing updated, reliable information. For additional information on the City’s response, as well as links to other agencies, visit coloradosprings.gov/covid19.

 

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