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The Parks and Recreation Main Office is not open at this time. We advise that you call our office at 301-600-2936 if you have and questions or concerns..
Our office will be issuing credits for all cancelled classes, programs and rentals/reservations affected by the COVID-19 situation.
Impacts to Recreation Classes/Camps:
Spring Season: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, all spring session recreation programs are cancelled.
Frederick County Parks and Recreation Camps will be very limited this summer due to the Corona Virus. Participants who are enrolled in a camp that is cancelled will be contacted for a refund or credit. Note: A decision on execution of any camp this summer is dependent on Stage 3 of the Governor’s plan, COMAR/CDC guidance and the C.E. execution of Phase 3.
Indoor Facility Rentals through June 28th are cancelled due to COVID-19. Customers will receive a full credit issued to the permit holder. The permit holder will receive a receipt via email. If you would like to reschedule your rental or receive a refund, please contact our main office at 301-600-2936.
Athletic Field Reservations All athletic fields, both natural grass and synthetic surfaces, are closed to user groups/organizations through June 30th. Organizations with athletic field reservations that are cancelled due to field closures will receive credits to their accounts (if applicable). If you have a question regarding your organization’s field usage you may contact the field scheduling office at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Recreation Center/FCPS fields are closed until further notice. If you have reservations at one of our Recreation Center-School Fields, you will be unable to use those fields until further notice.
Park Shelter Rentals through June 28th are cancelled due to COVID-19. Customers will receive a full credit issued to the permit holder. The permit holder will receive a receipt via email. If you would like to reschedule your rental or receive a refund, please contact our main office at 301-600-2936.
Rec Sports Leagues all spring leagues are now cancelled. Customers will be issued account credits. Check back for updates regarding summer & fall sports leagues. For Sports/League questions, please contact Keith Tapley at email@example.com or 301-600-1784.
For more information regarding credits/refunds due to COVID-19, please call our Main Office at 301-600-2936.
Currently, County parks are open with modified hours of sunrise to sunset. Some facilities and/or amenities inside those parks may have limited or no access to the public. Currently, all water fountains have been shut off and all functioning restrooms in parks are closed. Porta-Johns have been added where needed to provide options for walkers in the park. All county park playgrounds are closed until further notice.
We are required by law to follow Governor Hogan’s executive order 20-03-19-01 which states, “Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, and sporting gatherings and events (“large gatherings and events”) of more than 10 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.” Until this executive order is revised or rescinded, no permitted use of Frederick County Park’s natural grass or synthetic fields is allowed.
If you have reservations at one of our Recreation Center Fields, you will be unable to use those fields until FCPS facilities reopen.
Visiting a park is a good way to improve mental health, relieve stress and exercise, things we especially need right now. So, follow the guidelines for social distancing and for protecting your personal health and enjoy your next visit.
The following events have been rescheduled:
The events listed below are cancelled and will not be rescheduled:
Due to the continually evolving public health situation, further events may be cancelled. If they are cancelled, our office will post a notice to our webpage and Facebook, to update the public.
Currently, all Parks & Recreation led programs and activities are closed, cancelled or postponed. The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) will be in charge of care and direction for isolation of individuals that have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The County will work directly with the FCHD and take further directions from them if this arises. The best source of information for COVID-19 related concerns is http://health.frederickcountymd.gov/
No. A good portion of your safety relies on you, since any public facility is only as clean as the last person who touched it. The Frederick County Health Department has a web page devoted to COVID-19 updates and resources, including videos on good hygiene measures to protect yourself. http://health.frederickcountymd.gov/
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the best way to contact you should the appropriate personnel need more information.
If you have specific questions regarding the Parks and Recreation Division, their policies, and practices, please call the Parks and Recreation main office Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm at 301-600-2936.