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.

COVID-19 Update – Jefferson County moving to Level Red

On November 17, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) that the county will be moved to Level Red effective November 20 at 5 p.m. For current information about the Dial Framework and requirements under Level Red, click here.

Additionally, on October 29, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced a new local Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). This public health order went into effect October 30, 2020, and will continue until midnight on November 29, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended.

Foothills Park & Recreation District continues to adhere to all public health order(s) for our utilization practices and has reduced capacity numbers for all activities. Our facilities will remain open to continue offering physically distanced health and well-being activities to our community.

  • Facilities: Will continue operating under their current hours of operation. If a facility has any change in hours, we will update the facility’s webpage.  Exception: Thanksgiving Hours (shown above)
  • Outdoor Recreational Activities: May occur in groups of 10 people or FEWER while maintaining 6 feet distancing requirements between non-household contacts.
  • Masks for ages 11+ remain REQUIRED:
    • Indoors at all times for all activities.
    • Outdoors when you cannot keep a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from people outside your household.
  • Reservations remain REQUIRED for all activities and classes.
  • Changes or Cancellations: If there are any changes or cancellations f there are any changes or cancellations of classes or rentals due to the new health orders, you will be contacted.
    • Activities that started prior to the November 20 health order will be pro-rated and credited back to your registration account in CommunityPass.
    • Activities that were never held will be fully credited back to your registration account in CommunityPass.
    • Rentals will be refunded.
Thank you for helping do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19. 
For COVID-19 resources in Jefferson County, visit

Mask Order indoors and outdoors for ages 11+

Masks required at all times:

          • Wear a mask to stop the spread.
          • Masks are REQUIRED indoors.
          • You may briefly lower your mask to catch your breath or sip water.
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.
  • Face masks may be removed when swimming in a pool.
  • You may briefly lower your mask to catch your breath or sip water.
  • 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 required to wear a mask.
  • 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, when 6 feet distance is not possible and inside the pro shop or other indoor facilities.
    • Masks are not required while dining in the golf course restaurants.
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
Peak Community & Wellness CenterOpenReservations Required
Drop-in fitness classes - reservations required
Ridge Recreation CenterOpenReservations Required
Drop-in fitness classes - reservations required
Foothills Golf CourseOpenBook a tee time
Meadow Golf ClubOpenBook a tee time
Edge Ice ArenaOpenReview information
Foothills FieldhouseOpenReservations Required
Foothills Sports ArenaOpenReview 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
Outdoor Pools,
Batting Cages,
Splash Park in Clement Park
Closed for the season

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
  • 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

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 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 March-May 2020 closure – what happened to my class payment?  Our programming staff 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.

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.

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.