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Posted on: June 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Charlottesville Parks & Recreation to re-open some parks and recreation facilities


June 4, 2020

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation to re-open some parks and recreation facilities between June 8-15, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - As we enter Phase 2 of Governor Northam’s “Forward Virginia” plan to continue safely and gradually easing public health restrictions while containing the spread of COVID-19, the City of Charlottesville is planning to re-open some parks and recreation facilities between June 8-15, 2020.

Facilities/Amenities TO BE OPENED between Monday, June 8 and Monday, June 15th  
As specific facilities are re-opened, we will update the list on the City’s Coronavirus web page, make announcements on the Parks & Recreation website and through our social media accounts.

  • All Playgrounds on Park or City School Property
  • All Tennis Courts and Picnic Shelters
  • Parking Lots at the Following Parks: McIntire Park, Pen Park, Tonsler Park and Washington Park
  • Meadowcreek Golf Course
  • Charlottesville Skate Park
  • All Outdoor Parks and Trails. Utilize physical distancing of at least 6 feet apart while using parks and trails.
  • Dog parks
  • Sugar Hollow Reservoir - OPENS Friday, June 5th

Facilities/Amenities REMAINING CLOSED 

As conditions change during Phase 2, the City will continue to explore the possibilities of re-opening additional park facilities and amenities that align with the required safety precautions. The following remain CLOSED:

  • All Indoor Recreation Centers and Pools
  • All Outdoor Basketball Courts (NOTE: This is due to the the Governor’s limitations on recreational sports and the requirement of 10 feet of physical separation between participants)
  • Park Restrooms
  • Downtown Administration Office
  • Swimming Pools
  • Spray Grounds

Programs/Events 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 and summer camps for the summer season are cancelled.

City Market

  • City Market To-Go will continue to operate in the pre-order and drive-thru model.

Updates about facilities, classes/programs and events will be on our website at and through our social media accounts.  If you have questions, you can send an email to or call (434) 970-3260.

Media Contact
Brian Wheeler
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville

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