COVID-19 Information, Closures and Operations

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

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

PLAYGROUNDS REMAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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.

When utilizing parks, always practice social distancing and consider wearing a mask to protect yourself and others around you.

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

Recreation facilities and pools are closed until further notice.

May 9, 2020: Jefferson County Public Health’s safer-at-home health order goes into effect. In compliance with both Jefferson County and State health orders, all Foothills facilities will remain closed until further notice.

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.

In the meantime, visit our Foothills at Home page for virtual learning and resources.

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.

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?  Foothills Park & Recreation District is following all State of Colorado and Jefferson County public health orders related to COVID-19.  Until further notice, facilities will remain closed.

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?  At this time, it is unknown, as we do not have guidance from the State of Colorado or Jefferson County Public Health if or when pools will be allowed to open.

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 and School Year Value Pass.  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 playgrounds closed?  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.