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.

Opening on July 4

On Saturday, July 4, the Activity Pool at Ridge Recreation Center will open in a limited capacity by reservation only.

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.
We know some of you are eager to return to recreation. There will be a new process to use the pools, as 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.

Important Information to know BEFORE you arrive to the pools.

Splash Park in Clement Park opening on July 2

On Thursday, July 2, the Clement Park Splash Park will open 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 fencing in the area, 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.

Please read the important information to know BEFORE you arrive for your reservation at the Splash Park.

New Reservation System — MORE amenities opening on June 29

A NEW reservation system is available now.  Additionally, MORE amenities will be opening up on June 29. This includes:
  • Indoor Lap Pool, Therapy Pool, Racquetball and Gymnasium/Track (basketball, pickleball, track) at Ridge Recreation Center
  • Weaver Hollow Pool
  • Cardio/Weight Room at Peak Community & Wellness Center
  • Cardio/Weight Room, Racquetball and Gymnasium (basketball, volleyball) at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center
  • Gymnastics Drop-in at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center – this activity begins on July 6

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for these activities.

We appreciate your constructive and honest feedback regarding our reservation process and we have worked quickly to come up with a different solution to provide you a better customer experience. Our NEW reservation system is through SignUpGenius, with this new reservation system:
  • You will be able to make reservations up to 7 days in advance (for most activities) for multiple family members and activities.
  • Prepayment will NOT be required in the NEW reservation system. You will pay upon arrival, allowing you to utilize a Foothills Pass, multi-visit card, gift card, credit on your CommunityPass account, or pay in person the daily admission fee via cash or credit card.
  • If you would like a touch-free check-in option, consider purchasing a Foothills pass or multi-visit card.
  • Cancellations – due to popularity and limited capacities, we ask that if you need to cancel a reservation, you do so within 24 hours of each activity’s start time through your SignUpGenius account. This will release your spot(s) for others to enjoy.

Some Pools opening on June 13

On Saturday, June 13, the Lap Pool and Therapy Pool at Ridge Recreation Center and Weaver Hollow Outdoor Pool will open in a limited capacity by reservation only.

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.
We know some of you are eager to return to recreation. There will be a new process to use the pools, as 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.

Important Information to know BEFORE you arrive to the pools.

Clement Park Batting Cages opening on June 10

On Wednesday, June 10, the Clement Park Batting Cages will open in a limited capacity.

The Schaefer Batting Cages are anticipated to open in late June.
We know some of you are eager to return to recreation. There will be a new process to use this facility, as 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.

Important Information to know BEFORE you arrive to the batting cages.

Some facilities reopening on June 9

On Tuesday, June 9, the following facilities will open in a limited capacity by reservation only:
Lilley Gulch Recreation Center
Peak Community & Wellness Center

We know some of you are eager to return to recreation. There will be a new process to use the facilities, as 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.
  • We will be opening the cardio/weight rooms (at the Peak and Lilley Gulch) for reservations online.
  • Each reservation is a 90-minute session with limited spots available due to public health guidelines.
  • Disinfecting will occur for 30 minutes by employees between each session.
  • Reservations can be made 7 days in advance, are on a first come, first served basis and limited to one reservation per person per day.

RESERVATIONS  |  Important Information to know BEFORE you arrive for a reservation

Foothills Park & Recreation District Preparing to Reopen in a limited capacity with restrictions

Message posted 6/3/2020
We have recently learned that the State and Jefferson County have amended their health orders to allow for recreation centers and pools to open, and they also include outdoor sports leagues. We know some of you are eager to return to recreation. We’ll be communicating official opening dates of facilities soon.
Facilities will be opening in a limited capacity with restrictions, specifics will be communicated soon. While we can’t wait to see you and serve you, we ask for your patience a little longer while we prepare for your return. We need time to bring facilities, amenities and programs back online. Unfortunately, we had to furlough hundreds of employees not knowing when we would be allowed to reopen. We need to bring a sufficient amount of employees back and conduct additional training related to COVID-19. Most importantly, we need to implement health and safety measures for our patrons, employees and community while following all of the protocols set forth in the public health orders.
We know many of you are ready to start your summer fun, and for some this includes pool time. In this initial reopening phase, we plan to open Weaver Hollow Outdoor Pool and the Ridge Recreation Center Indoor Pools first. 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.
We appreciate the patience and support the Foothills community has shown us during this long closure.
In the meantime, visit our Foothills at Home page for virtual learning and resources.

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You may see some activity of cars and people at our facilities. Some of our employees continue working to maintain our assets.  Additionally, we may have other uses occurring like essential childcare, personal training, etc., that have been approved by the health department.  With the exception of these cases and until further notice, our facilities remain closed to the public for general use.
Foothills facilities include: Ridge Recreation Center, Peak Community & Wellness Center, Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, Edge Ice Arena, Foothills Fieldhouse, Foothills Sports Arena, Batting Cages at Clement Park & Schaefer Athletic Complex and outdoor pools.

Golf Courses are open with restrictions

Foothills Golf Course and Meadows Golf Club are open for prepaid tee times, and are adopting all polices in accordance to Jefferson County Public Health’s provisional guidelines for golf course operations, and in some cases, more aggressive practices. Read more and book a tee time

Foothills Parks & Trails are open with restrictions

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.

  • Recreation of any kind can be conducted in groups of 10 or fewer, unless specified below, with participants spaced at least 6 feet apart, face coverings worn as feasible, and observation of appropriate hygiene practices.
  • Playgrounds may be open to up to 25 people at a time and practicing social distancing.
  • Outdoor sport facilities for individual (non-league) use (e.g. tennis courts, basketball courts, pickleball courts, bike tracks, volleyball courts, motocross tracks) may be open to up to 25 people at a time per court.
  • Organized youth or adult recreational sports leagues or non-league in groups of up to 25 players per field, excluding coaches and referees/umpires, are permitted. To rent a field, contact 303-409-2600.
  • Spectators are strongly discouraged for adult sports. Spectators, like parents, are permitted for youth sports, so long as members from different households maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from each other.
  • Bring hand sanitizer to clean hands when soap and water is not available.
  • Masks are encouraged.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from members of other households.
  • Avoid recreating in public spaces if anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

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.