Coronavirus Updates

Staff wearing mask and gloves

Updated - May 21

Please see the updated list below of facility/amenity changes, closures and cancellations.

Statement Regarding Closing/Opening Decisions:

The decisions to close/open Parks & Recreation facilities/amenities is not solely based on State or Federal guidelines but is made through the collaboration between Parks & Recreation, City Management and City Council by evaluating factors such as public safety and health, operational expenses and staffing. We understand these decisions may be disappointing for many residents but we are hopeful that the City will be able to re-open some or all of our recreational facilities at a later date if public health risks subside and/or the City’s financial outlook stabilizes.

2020 Summer Facility Closures and Cancellations

  • Swimming Pools
  • Spray Grounds
  • Summer Camps

The decision to close the outdoor pools and spray grounds for the summer was not based on the state’s executive order and was made through the collaboration between Parks & Recreation, City Management and City Council by evaluating factors such as public safety and health, operational expenses and staffing. It was determined that the safest and fiscally responsible action given these uncertain times was to close the pools and spray grounds for the 2020 operational season. Given the short duration of the outdoor pool season, it is difficult to start operations at a random date in the summer as there are many factors that go into opening and operating a pool. We understand that this is disappointing for many residents and for City staff by not being able to provide this service. We are hopeful that the City will be able to re-open some or all of our recreational facilities at a later date if public health risks subside and/or the City’s financial picture stabilizes.

Closed Facilities/Amenities (until further notice)

  • All Indoor Recreation Centers and Pools
  • All Playgrounds on Park or City School Property
  • All Outdoor Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts and Picnic Shelters
  • Downtown Administration Office
  • Park Restrooms
  • Meadowcreek Golf Course
  • Charlottesville Skate Park
  • Parking Lots at the Following Parks:  McIntire Park, Pen Park, Tonsler Park and Washington Park
  • Sugar Hollow Reservoir

Programs/Event Cancellations

  • Registered programs at closed facilities are cancelled until further notice.  Some programs and/or virtual programs may be able to be added on a limited basis at a later date.  All special events for the summer season are cancelled.

Open Facilities

  • All City Parks and Trails (see list of park amenities closed above).  Utilize social distancing while using parks and trails.

City Market

  • The City Market has switched to an online ordering and pick-up model.  For more information, please visit the City Market landing page.

Dog Park Guidelines

Dog parks are still open, but are limited to only ten (10) people at a time in the fenced in area until further notice.

Customers affected by the program/event cancellations will receive additional information from Charlottesville Parks & Recreation regarding refund options.