York County Parks and Recreation continues taking steps to promote social distancing and avoiding large gatherings of people in response to health experts' recommendations to slow the spread of coronavirus. While Parks and Recreation leadership understands pausing programs presents a hardship to some, particularly families, participant safety is our top concern. Our current adjustments to programs and facilities are:
- Effective immediately, all playgrounds at York County park sites are closed. This includes playground facilities at:
- Charles Brown Park
- Kiln Creek Park
- McReynolds Athletic Complex
- New Quarter Park
- The Senior Center will be closed for 30 days (effective March 16)
- All Parks and Recreation Activities have been postponed through April 12. All participants have been emailed directly with program details.
- All in-person meetings involving Parks and Recreation and the public have been cancelled for March and April (Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Arts Commission, Coaches meetings, etc.)
- All County Parks, including the McReynolds Athletic Complex, remain open at this time.
We encourage citizens to conduct business online at www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 757-890-3500, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:15am-5pm.
For a listing of York County phone numbers, visit www.yorkcounty.gov/directory
The closures/cancellations listing is regularly updated on the County's website - www.yorkcounty.gov
- and is being shared on the County's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/yorkcountyva/
Symptoms of COVID-19 - fever, cough, shortness of breath - have ranged from mild to severe, and like other respiratory illnesses, it is spread through coughing and sneezing. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the disease, and the CDC recommends that we take the following steps to help prevent the spread of not only this virus, but the flu and other respiratory diseases as well:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand santizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
York County officials continue to monitor COVID-19 and are in regular contact with regional officials and representatives of the Virginia Department of Health. Citizens are reminded to ensure they seek up-to-date information from reliable sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
For more information, contact York County Parks and Recreation at 757-890-3500 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec.