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Last Updated 11/19/20

Parks & Rec Status

Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation is operating in compliance with current Jefferson County Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment orders. We have implemented strict safety protocols for both patrons and staff which includes reduced facility capacities, limiting gatherings, enforcing social distancing guidelines, enhancing cleaning and sanitization efforts, using PPE and more.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility, as your safety and health remain our top priority.

Face Mask Policy
Pursuant to Executive Order D 220-138 and Jefferson County Public Health Order 20-008, no individual may enter public facilities without wearing a face covering. We require guests and team members to wear masks in all of our facilities and programs, except while in water and children age 3 and younger.

In the best interest of all guests and team members, we are not making exceptions for those with underlying medical conditions. If you cannot wear a face mask due to a medical condition, we invite you to participate in our virtual recreation programs and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Our face mask requirements are stricter than the state and county orders, and are supported by the state, county and the City of Wheat Ridge.

Facilities

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

OPEN with restrictions and limited amenities and capacity. For more information, visit the Recreation Center page.

Reservations Required
For details and to make a reservation, visit the following pages:

Anderson Building & Pool

  • Open only for scheduled programs.
  • Gym rentals at the Anderson Building are available for small groups of 9 or less for non-sport programs only. For more info and availability, contact Mackey Power at mpower@ci.wheatridge.co.us or 303-205-7567

Active Adult Center

Richards-Hart Estate

Programs & Events

Some recreation programs and events are available with enhanced safety precautions and limited capacity. View available classes and programs and register online.

Parks, Trails & Open Spaces

AmenityStatusInfo
Picnic Pavilions/SheltersAVAILABLE TO
RESERVE
Capacity at all park pavilions is currently limited to 25% of our normal capacity. To make a reservation, call the Recreation Center at 303-231-1300. For more info on locations and rates, visit www.rootedinfun.com/parkrentals
*All park pavilion reservations are subject to change or cancellation based on updates to public health ordinances.**
PlaygroundsOPENMax capacity of 25 kids on the equipment at a time. Bring hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to protect you and your family.
Basketball CourtsOPENMax capacity of 4 per court.
Tennis CourtsOPENMax capacity of 2 people per court. Singles play only.
Soccer/Multipurpose FieldsOPENGroups of 10 or less per field, excluding one coach or instructor, for recreational athletics and field rentals. Organized groups must obtain a permit. All athletic programs must maintain participation records in case a disease outbreak occurs and an investigation is required. For more info, contact Jim Spaulding at jspaulding@ci.wheatridge.co.us or 303-231-1310
Baseball/Softball FieldsOPENGroups of 10 or less per field, excluding one coach or instructor, for recreational athletics and field rentals. Organized groups must obtain a permit. All athletic programs must maintain participation records in case a disease outbreak occurs and an investigation is required. For more info, contact Jim Spaulding at jspaulding@ci.wheatridge.co.us or 303-231-1310
Skate Park at Discovery ParkOPEN
Splash Pad at Discovery ParkCLOSED for the season
Fruitdale Dog ParkOPEN
Clear CreekOPENFishing, gold panning, and other “creekside” activity are now permitted. Limit group size to 10 or fewer. Non-medical face masks are strongly encouraged unless wearing them would be detrimental to your health.


  • If you are sick, do not visit parks and public areas.
  • When visiting parks and trails, continue to practice social distancing as much as possible.
  • Use hand sanitizer when hand washing is unavailable.
  • Do not gather/congregate in groups.
  • Bring your own drinking water.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.