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 Orange

Effective January 4, Jefferson County is moving to Level Orange. For current information about the Dial Framework and requirements under Level Orange, click here.

Foothills Park & Recreation District continues to adhere to all public health order(s) for our utilization practices. Our facilities are open to offer health and wellness 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 on ifoothills.org.
  • Masks for ages 11+ remain REQUIRED indoors at all times for all activities.
  • Masks are REQUIRED outdoors when you cannot keep a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from people outside your household.
  • As health orders fluctuate, we will adjust our capacity numbers accordingly. Please be patient with our employees as we work hard to serve you and keep up with the changing health orders.
    • If health orders are tightened and we must reduce capacity, patrons will be recognized on a first come, first served basis from the timestamp of their registration and/or reservation.
    • If patrons have to be cancelled out of a facility reservation or class due to capacity limitations, we will notify them by the e-mail provided.
      • Full or pro-rated refunds for prepaid classes will be issued as a credit back to your registration account in CommunityPass.
Thank you for helping do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19. 
For COVID-19 resources in Jefferson County, visit www.jeffco.us/coronavirus

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 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 some of the facility reservations in your SignUpGenius account already full when I go online to make a reservation?
Due to capacity limitations set in the more restrictive public health orders, the number of reservations we are able to accept for our activities is extremely limited. With these limited reservations, we have experienced a higher number of no-shows. To lessen this issue and better serve our patrons, we have reduced advanced reservations from 7 days to 3 days. Advanced 3-day reservations apply only to gymnasium, track, pool and cardio/weight room visits. As conditions change, we will assess advanced reservations and alter them accordingly.

Do reservation spots in SignUpGenius ever open up?
Yes, sometimes they do. Check back regularly for openings to the facility use or class you are interested in attending.
Reminder: Patrons are in control of their reservation slot. We kindly ask all our patrons if they need to cancel a reservation to do so within 24 hours of the start time. This will release any cancelled spot(s), opening them up online for others to book and enjoy.

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 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.  New in 2021, shelter rentals at Clement Park, Easton Regional Park and Schaefer Athletic Complex are available online!  Review park rental information and secure a shelter rental.

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.