Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Resumes Winter Programming
COLUMBUS, OH – The
City of Columbus continues to place priority in keeping residents safe and
healthy during the public health emergency. With guidance from Columbus Public
Health and the Ohio Department of Health, the Columbus Recreation and Parks
Department will resume winter programming.
Effective Feb. 8,
registered program participants at Columbus Recreation and Parks community
centers and sports facilities can access a range of activities, including dance
classes, sports skills and drills, arts classes and fitness center access. Community
centers will also continue to offer Active Learning Points where students can receive
assistance with and complete schoolwork. Programming at the Cultural Arts
Center begins in March – visit www.culturalartscenteronline.org/
for more information.
“Our residents’ health
and wellness continues to be a top priority for the department. I’m elated
we’re able to resume winter programming and offer a safe space for residents of
all ages to engage in meaningful activities,” said Paul Rakosky, interim
director of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.
Residents can view and
register for activities online at bit.ly/CRPD-Register. Those
without internet access can register by calling or stopping by their local
community center. A list of community centers is available online at bit.ly/CRPD-CommunityCenters.
The health and safety of
participants and staff is the department’s first priority. Robust safety
protocols continue to be in place, including:
- Registration and class size are limited.
- Access to facilities is limited to registered
participants and staff, with the exception of those who are onsite for
- Participants must perform daily well checks at
home. If anyone is feeling sick (cough, fever, nausea, runny nose, etc.), they
must stay home.
- Staff will perform temperature checks on
participants when they arrive.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times unless
- Social distancing–staying six feet away from
others–must be observed at all times, with an understanding of the challenges
and limitations for social distancing with very young children and individuals
View the full list of
COVID-19 precautions for all Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
facilities, online at columbus.gov/recparkscovid19/.
For additional information
about COVID-19, visit Columbus Public Health, Ohio Department
of Health or Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, Ohio
residents with specific questions related to COVID-19 can also call
833-4-ASK-ODH (833-427-5634). For a full list of department-related updates and
closures, visit www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/.