Covid-19 Impacts

The following park amenities remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Playgrounds
  • Skate Park
  • Sports Fields for organized sports
  • Park Restrooms (Lakeview, Firemen’s, Firefighters, Stonefield)
  • Park Shelters
  • Splashpad

The following park amenities are open with additional guidance:

restroom Park Restroooms (Orchid Heights, Parisi, Taylor)

Opening: (Updated 5/28/2020) On May 26, 2020, Public Health Madison & Dane County entered Phase I of the Forward Dane Plan, a plan for the phased reopening of Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result we are planning a gradual reopening of park restrooms. These restrooms are being cleaned once daily by a professional cleaning contractor.

Tennis Court Tennis Open Play {Lakeview, Orchid Heights, Stonefield, Stricker} & Pickleball Open Play {Taylor}  

Opening: (Updated 05/28/2020) On May 26, 2020, Public Health Madison & Dane County entered Phase I of the Forward Dane Plan, a plan for the phased reopening of Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennis and pickleball courts are now fully open and household members can play doubles.

PLAY IT SAFE!

Help keep tennis and pickleball safe and open during COVID-19 by practicing the following:

  • Only two individuals per court at a time.
  • Play is limited to every other court.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet between people outside of your household at all times.
  • Do not touch or share equipment or game balls.
  • Do not leave trash behind!
  • Consider wearing a face-covering.
  • Use hand sanitizer and avoid touching common touchpoints such as gate, nets, etc.
  • No organized group tennis: including lessons, team practices, or matches.

Disc Golf Course Disc Golf  (9 hole course @ Lakeview,  practice baskets at Orchid Heights, Firemen’s, & Penni Klein)

Opening: (Updated 05/18/2020) On May 18, 2020, Public Health Madison & Dane County announced the Forward Dane Plan, a plan for the phased reopening of Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the current Emergency Order #2, disc golf courses may begin opening May 19 with restrictions and adjustments. 

PLAY IT SAFE!

Help keep disc golf safe and open during COVID-19 by practicing the following: 

  • Maintain at least 6 feet between people.
    • Social distancing must be observed at all times, unless the players are from the same household.
  • Do not gather in groups or congregate before or after play.
    • Max 4 players per hole.
  • Retrieve disc without touching the basket.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Do not leave trash behind!
  • Consider wearing a face-covering.
  • Use hand sanitizer.

Paths and Trails

Tips for Walking and Running

  • When in busy areas, walk single file lines or with just one child when out with household members. 
  • Avoid stopping on the path as it makes it hard for other users to pass safely, step off to an area off the path. 
  • When walking with your dog, please keep it under control and away from other users.

Tips for Bicycling

  • Ride cautiously and within your ability level. 

  • Do not forget to let others know you are passing. 

  • Only pass when you can maintain 6 feet of distance from other users. 

  • Do not pass in between people walking in opposite directions. 

  • No group riding with people outside your household.

  • When active with household members, keep your group small. 


Off-Leash Dog Parks 

  • Don’t touch entry gate, bag stations, trashcans, or other surfaces with your bare hands. Use gloves or cover your hand with a dog waste bag first. 
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6-feet between people, don’t gather in groups, and don’t pet other dogs. 
  • After leaving the dog park, use hand sanitizer. Wash your hands when you get home.
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For more information on how we plan to run our programs as well as guidelines that we will follow, and expect participants to follow, click the image above. We look forward to having a fun summer with you!