All Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation facilities remain closed until further notice. We are gathering information from the state, county and city to lead discussions and make decisions about plans moving forward. We will communicate updates as they become available.
Anderson Pool will not open Memorial Day weekend as originally planned. A decision about whether or not the pool will open later in the summer for a partial season will be made later in May - stay tuned.
RentalsAll facility, park and field rentals are cancelled through June. Stay tuned to find out if rentals will become available again later this summer.
Summer Guide & ProgramsWe have decided cancel the printing and mailing of a summer guide this year due to the inability to offer many of our summer programs.
Instead we will communicate upcoming available programs via our monthly e-newsletter. Sign up at www.rootedinfun.com/getmyguide
Preschool & Summer CampUnderstanding there’s a need for childcare for kids whose parents are returning to work, our licensed preschool and summer camp programs have been deemed essential and will be operating this summer under strict new guidelines. These programs will take place at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, which at this point will only open to these two programs. Staff are working closely with state licensing to implement new policies and protocols to maintain a safe environment for children enrolled. Details coming soon!
Outdoor Summer ProgramsWe are transitioning as many programs as possible to outdoor park locations and limiting enrollment to 9 participants per class (plus 1 instructor = 10) to align with guidelines regarding group gatherings and social distancing.
Outdoor programs will available to view and registration for online Monday, May 11 at 8:00am
At Home Virtual Personal TrainingInformation coming soon!
Virtual Rec CenterCheck out our Virtual Rec Center page at www.rootedinfun.com/virtualrec for free resources, activities, pre-recorded classes, and upcoming live streaming classes. Content will be updated daily, so check back often to see what’s new!
DonationsDue to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Parks & Recreation like many other businesses and organizations is experiencing a dramatic loss of revenue. Members of the community have inquired about how they can continue to support Parks & Recreation programs and services during this time, so the Wheat Ridge Community Foundation has setup a donation account for this purpose. If you are able to, we encourage you to make a donation at https://bit.ly/donate2WRparksrec
Parks, Trails & Open SpacesOur parks, trails and open spaces remain open with the following restrictions:
Essential staff continue working at our parks and facilities to maintain these spaces. Staff are complying with public health guidelines regarding staff reductions and alternating shifts, and are practicing social distancing and hygiene protocols while working. In addition to keeping yourselves and the community safe, please also consider staff who are maintaining our parks, trails and open spaces so that you and your family can continue to get outside and enjoy these places. In addition to following the above guidelines, please also:
As always, thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We look forward to the day when we can resume normal operations and see you all again. Until then, stay well!