COVID-19 Information & Status of Operations

Foothills Park & Recreation District is following all State of Colorado and Jefferson County public health orders related to COVID-19.

Mask Order for indoors and outdoors

MASK ORDER for ages 11+
Foothills Park & Recreation District had been seeking clarification on the new State Mask Order regarding when face masks must be worn indoors for specific physical activity, including but not limited to sports. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment issued a new FAQ providing the additional clarification needed. We learned on July 24, further clarification.  Additionally, Jefferson County Public Health issued a mandate on July 24 that requires masks to be worn outdoors. This means that masks must be worn at all times indoors and outdoors for all activity by ages 11+ including entering/exiting facilities, moving in indoor common spaces and when 6 ft. of distance isn’t possible.
Foothills will require masks be worn at all times indoors and outdoors for all activity by ages 11+ including entering/exiting facilities, moving in indoor common spaces and when 6 ft. of distance isn’t possible outdoors.
  • The exceptions when face masks may be removed are: when swimming in a pool, high intensity fitness/sports and contact sports.
  • All low intensity or passive activities will require wearing a face mask.
  • Wear a mask UNLESS it interferes with the activity, when needed to catch your breath, and wear it as much as feasible.
  • A mask is required outdoors when you cannot keep a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from people outside your household.
  • For youth and adult sports, individuals who are not engaged in sport are required to wear masks (i.e. players in the dugout, on the sideline or the bench).
  • Spectators are still discouraged for outdoor adult sports. ALL spectators of outdoor youth and adult sports are required to wear masks if they are not 6 ft. apart from others outside their household.
  • Spectators remain prohibited for indoor sports.
  • Coaches, umpires, referees, etc. are required to wear masks as much as is feasible.
  • Golfers are required to wear a mask if sharing a cart with someone outside their household.
Please note: some of Foothills Park & Recreation District’s programs and facilities may have stricter policies than stated by State and/or Jeffco health orders.

Facility Operations Status

  • Facilities are open with limited offerings and capacity, reservations are required.
  • Classes are open with limited capacity on a pre-registration basis.
  • We are following strict safety and health guidelines set in the public health orders to ensure we keep our patrons and employees healthy and well.
  • Thank you for your patience as we operate under new protocols.

Location / AmenityOpen/ClosedActivities
Lilley Gulch Recreation CenterOpenReservations Required - cardio/weight room, gymnasium, gymnastics drop-in, racquetball
Peak Community & Wellness CenterOpenReservations Required - cardio/weight room, lobby cardio,
drop-in fitness classes - registration required
Ridge Recreation CenterOpenReservations Required - gymnasium, track, activity pool, lap pool, therapy pool, racquetball, pickleball,
drop-in fitness classes - registration required
Foothills Golf CourseOpenBook a tee time
Meadow Golf ClubOpenBook a tee time
Edge Ice ArenaOpenReview information
Foothills FieldhouseOpenReservations Required - inline hockey, pickleball
Foothills Sports ArenaOpenReview information
Batting Cages (Schaefer Athletic Complex and Clement Park)OpenReview information
ParksOpenPlease follow all Park Rules, physical distancing protocols and State/Local health orders regarding Masks and COVID-19.

Foothills does not have Park Rangers. For non-emergencies or to report a crime, please call Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 303-271-0211.
ClassesOpenVariety of classes available - view class offerings and register online
Preschool and Before & After School ProgramOpenView Preschool and Before & After School Program

When visiting our parks, please follow these safety guidelines and park rules:

  • If you are sick, do not visit parks and public areas
  • Practice social distancing, even in parks and on trails
  • Please wear a mask to conform with the Governor’s guidelines – for more information on masks and making your own, visit coloradomaskproject.com
  • Stay local, visit parks that are close to your home
  • If a park is busy, consider visiting at off hours or enjoy time outdoors in your neighborhood
  • We expect all park visitors to adhere to public health guidelines and NOT gather in large groups until further notice
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer and/or hand washing supplies
  • Bring your own drinking water
  • High-risk visitors should use discretion and/or follow the recommendations of your health care provider for outdoor recreation
  • Leave no trace, pack out what you bring in
  • Utilize trash receptacles while enjoying park use. Please do not bring trash from home to dump into trash receptacles. 
  • Always keep your dog on leash
  • Pick up your dog’s waste and dispose of it in a trash receptacle

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not answered in the FAQs below, please email us at info@fhprd.org.

Why are facilities closed?  Why haven’t you reopened them?  On June 2, we learned that the State of Colorado and Jefferson County public health orders will be relaxed slightly, allowing recreation centers and swimming pools to reopen.  As of June 9, we have reopened Lilley Gulch Recreation Center and Peak Community & Wellness Center in a limited capacity, and reservations are required.

Some Foothills facilities are closed to the public, but why do I see cars in parking lots and people going inside the buildings?  Although our facilities are closed to the public, some employees will continue working at our parks, facilities and golf courses to maintain our assets.  Staff will be complying with all public health orders regarding staff reductions and alternating shifts, and will be practicing social distancing and hygiene protocols while working. Additionally, we may have other uses occurring at our facilities like essential childcare, personal training, etc., that have been approved by the health department.  With the exception of these cases and until further notice, the facilities remain closed to the public for general use.

Are swimming pools opening this summer?  As of June 13, Weaver Hollow Outdoor Pool and some of the pools in the Ridge Recreation Center have reopened in a limited capacity, and reservations are required.  We will assess the feasibility of opening additional pools throughout the summer months depending on the ability to recall employees and prepare our facilities for reopening.

Is the Splash Park in Clement Park opening this summer?  Yes, the Clement Park Splash Park will open on July 2 in a limited capacity by reservation only.  In order to conform with state and county guidelines for group gatherings allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the District must implement new measures to ensure the safety of our staff and the public.  As a result, the District is requiring reservations and charging a nominal fee of $2 per person to help offset the additional equipment and staffing costs so that we can safely provide this great amenity to our community. Shelter rentals in the Splash Park will not be available so they can remain open for everyone to enjoy shade and allow for physical distancing.

When facilities are allowed to open, what are you going to do and what will that look like?  We are preparing several planning scenarios, but how and what we operate will be based on the State and County public health orders and the different phased approaches we will be required to follow, which are unknown at this time for facilities of our size.  We are actively working with many other recreation agencies on best practices related to social distancing, reducing touch points and disinfecting protocols.

I/my family purchased a pass to use the facilities.  What is happening with my pass?  An email was sent to passholders on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 detailing our plan for a fair and equitable process because of the forced closure of our facilities. This process applied to the following types of passes: Annual Pass (premier, standard and Masters Swim), 3-Month Pass, Active Options Pass, School Year Value Pass and Insurance-Based Programs: SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit and Renew Active.  You can read the email and details here.  If you did not receive an email, it means your email is invalid in our system.  Please reach out to Kelly at krodriguez@fhprd.org or 303-409-2337 and we will be happy to update your contact information so you receive future communications regarding important updates to your account.

My family was signed up for a class during your closure – what happened to my class payment?  Our programming staff have communicated by e-mail regarding programs in which your family were registered.  Classes that started prior to the March 14 facility closures were pro-rated and credited back to your registration account in CommunityPass.  Classes that were never held were fully credited back to your registration account in CommunityPass.

Will my room/shelter rental or field permit be refunded during your closure?  Yes

Are you currently accepting shelter rentals?  Yes, as long as the gathering size does not exceed current public health orders and that everyone follows social distancing protocols.  To secure a shelter rental, call 303-409-2600.

Why are there restrictions for using certain amenities in parks? Foothills Park & Recreation District is following all State of Colorado and Jefferson County public health orders related to COVID-19.

Are you accepting job applications? Due to COVID-19 related facility closures, we have a limited amount of positions available for employment, view open positions. Additional positions will be added when we resume operations and have more work available.