Find out what the City is doing to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what you can do.

Georgetown Parks & Recreation

COVID-19: PARD Facility and Program Updates

UPDATED September 2, 2020

This is a live update for the status of Parks and Recreation facilities and programs surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. As we continue to closely monitor the virus, we remain proactive in our reopening and continuation of programs. We will continue to follow the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Abbott.

New Face Covering Requirements:
The City of Georgetown issued an order that requires employees and visitors ages 10 and older to wear a face covering when visiting commercial businesses and public City facilities.

Questions? Check out the Parks and Recreation FAQ page regarding masks.

Program Protocols:
In response to COVID-19, Georgetown Parks and Recreation has modified its program offerings in accordance with state and local guidelines to provide the safest possible environment for participants and staff. These guidelines will apply to all instructor-led programs offered by Georgetown Parks and Recreation.

COVID-19 Program Protocols

The following park facilities and amenities have reopened: 

  • Bark Park
  • Blue Hole Park
  • Camp Goodwater (50 kids/week)
  • Community Center
  • Creative Playscape
  • Drinking fountains
  • Fitness programs
  • Garey House
  • Garey Park: New fees in effect
  • Garey Park Play Ranch
  • Georgetown Tennis Center: Reservation only
  • Outdoor athletic facilities: Practices for youth only Click here for outdoor athletic facility rental guidelines
  • Outdoor athletic field rentals (youth and adult) Click here for outdoor athletic facility rental guidelines
  • Outdoor basketball courts: Limit to four players per court
  • Outdoor exercise stations
  • Outdoor pools at the following locations: Recreation Center, Williams Drive, Village Outdoor Pool Information
      • Open at 25 percent occupancy
      • River Ridge pool will remain closed at this time, due to limited number of trained lifeguards
  • Outdoor volleyball courts: Limit to four players per court
  • Parks administrative offices
  • Pavilions with one table
  • Pavilions (2+ tables): By reservation for up to 10 people or 25% of pavilion capacity. The pavilions at Garey Park remain closed.
  • Pickleball at the Tennis Center: By reservation only
  • Playgrounds: Except for the Creative Playscape
  • Private/small-group tennis lessons
  • Recreation Center
  • Recreation Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Skate Park
  • Splash pads
  • Tennis courts and pickleball courts at McMaster Athletic Complex: Limit to four players per court

Unknown:

  • Swim lessons

Remaining closed/canceled:

  • River Ridge Pool
  • The following sports camps: Tennis, Volleyball Skills, Challenger Sports Soccer, and Sporties for Shorties
  • All Enrichment Camps (Art, Hoop Dance, LEGO, Comic Book Creation, U-Tubers Unite!)
  • Junior Fire Academy
  • Adventure Camp
  • Kid City Camp
  • Adaptive Camp
  • Sunset Movie Series
  • K-9 Kerplunk
  • Arbor Day Tree Giveaway
  • Hay Day
  • Halloween Festival

For the latest updates, please monitor our website, as well as the Georgetown Parks and Recreation Facebook and Twitter.

For additional details about City services and COVID-19-related information, visit bit.ly/COVID19GTX.


Staying Safe

Below are some tips from the CDC and the National Parks and Recreation Association about using parks and amenities as they reopen:

  • Maximize physical distance from others and stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Bring your own water and hand sanitizer
  • Follow any posted facility-specific guidelines as well as CDC guidelines
  • Don’t visit parks or facilities if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19
  • Don’t gather in crowded areas

Virtual Recreation and Resource Center

Looking for some fun activities you can do at home while our facilities are closed? Georgetown Parks and Recreation is still your go to resource for staying healthy and connected. Visit our Virtual Recreation and Resource Center for virtual fitness videos, craft ideas, water safety resources and more!

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