Parks & Recreation

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COVID-19 OPERATION UPDATES (Updated 7/7/2020)

  • The William R. Talley Recreation Center will be open for select pre-registered programming.   Walk-in activities are not permitted at this time. New facility reservations are currently unavailable. All existing reservations have been canceled and cannot be rescheduled.
  • All satellite recreation centers will be closed until further notice. Return to usage plans will be in place and announced as conditions warrant. New facility reservations are currently unavailable. All existing reservations have been canceled and cannot be rescheduled.
  • The Talley Fitness Center reopened on Monday, June 22, 2020, with safety precautions and a reservation system in place for members only.
  • The Edward P. Thomas, Jr. pool will remain closed for the summer 2020 season. This decision was reached after carefully considering the significant staffing shortages, continued maintenance delays, and restrictive guidelines for safe operations. We appreciate the community’s understanding, and we continue to prioritize the life, health, and safety of our community and employees.
  • The William R. Diggs pool will open on Monday, July 13, 2020, with safety precautions, limited capacity, physical distancing, and a reservation system in place for city residents only.  Additional Information | Register Now
  • The Department will be offering six outdoor playground program camp locations which include Greenleaf, Hillcrest, Lake Coventry, Monocacy Village, Overlook, and Willow Brook Parks. The program will operate weekdays July 6, 2020, through August 21, 2020, from 8 AM to 5 PM.  Return to Recreation – Summer 2020 Program Brochure |  Register Now
  • Return to Recreation programming will be offered beginning Monday, July 13, 2020. Programming will include indoor fitness classes, tennis lessons and camps, pickleball, and other activities. Return to Recreation – Summer 2020 Program Brochure | Register Now
  • All park pavilion permits, permitted use of city fields, and permitted use of city tennis courts will resume on July 1, 2020. Return to play/usage plans and a revised reservation process have been implemented. Applications are being accepted effective Tuesday, June 16 for permits beginning July 1, 2020. 
  • All other Park facility permits remain suspended until further notice. This includes amenities within Baker Park and Carroll Creek Linear Park. Patrons will receive a refund. Refunds will be processed and issued as promptly as possible. Return to play/usage plans and a revised reservation process are being planned and will be announced as conditions warrant.The Weinberg Center for the Arts is closed. Please contact the Weinberg Center for information on event rescheduling.

  • All parade/walk/race permits are canceled through July 31. Patrons will receive a refund. Refunds will be processed and issued as promptly as possible. New applications and applications currently under review for parade/walk/race permits are not being accepted/processed at this time. As conditions warrant, the City will communicate plans to resume the application and permit process.

  • All park playgrounds and pavilions are open effective Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, practice proper hand hygiene, and avoid large gatherings.

  • Basketball courts, tennis courts, in-line rinks, and skate parks are open. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, practice proper hand hygiene, and avoid large gatherings.

  • Parks remain open to the community. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, practice proper hand hygiene, and avoid large gatherings. The community is encouraged to use parks local and adjacent to one’s neighborhood to limit non-essential travel.

  • The Dog Park is open for use. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, practice proper hand hygiene, and avoid large gatherings.

  • The Clustered Spires Golf Course is open with safe operating procedures in place. Please contact the facility at 301-600-1295 for more information on tee times, safety measures, and operations.


Class Registration

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Westside Regional Park

Please submit any comments or suggestions for the proposed West Side Regional Park bubble plan.


Mission

To provide for diverse recreational opportunities and amenities that enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors to the City of Frederick through the creation, operation, and maintenance of a comprehensive parks and recreation department.