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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: June 5, 2020

Parks & Rec Updates

Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation welcomes you back! We are implementing a phased approach to reopening certain facilities and amenities that complies with the current state and federal recommendations and adheres to strict safety protocols for both patrons and staff. The phased safe return plan includes reduced facility capacities, limiting gatherings, enforcing social distancing guidelines, enhancing cleaning and sanitization efforts, using PPE and more.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility, as your safety and health remain our top priority.

Facilities

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

Open with restrictions and limited amenities and capacity. For more information, visit the Recreation Center page.

Reservations Required
For details and to make a reservation, visit the following pages:

Anderson Building & Pool

  • Anderson Pool is CLOSED for the 2020 summer season.
  • Rentals at the Anderson Building are available for small groups of 10 or less. For more info and availability, contact Mackey Power at mpower@ci.wheatridge.co.us or 303-205-7567

Active Adult Center

Richards-Hart Estate

Programs & Events

Some recreation programs and events are available with enhanced safety precautions and limited capacity. For more information and to register, visit the following:

Parks, Trails & Open Spaces

AmenityStatusInfo
Picnic Pavilions/Shelters
AVAILABLE TO
RESERVE
Capacity at all park pavilions is currently limited to 50% of our normal capacity. To make a reservation, call the Recreation Center at 303-231-1300. For more info on locations and rates, visit www.rootedinfun.com/parkrentals
*All park pavilion reservations are subject to change or cancellation based on updates to public health ordinances.**
PlaygroundsOPENMax capacity of 25 kids on the equipment at a time. Bring hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to protect you and your family.
Basketball CourtsOPENMax capacity of 4 per court.
Tennis CourtsOPENMax capacity of 2 people per court. Singles play only.
Soccer/Multipurpose FieldsOPENGroups of 25 or less for recreational athletics and field rentals. Spectators are permitted for youth sports, but must stay 6 feet apart. Spectators are discouraged for adult sport actitivites. All athletic programs must maintain participation records in case a disease outbreak occurs and an investigation is required.
Baseball/Softball FieldsAVAILABLE TO RENT
Youth and adult softball fields are available to rent through mid-August at the following parks: Creekside Park, Randall Park, Prospect Park. For more info, contact Jim Spaulding at jspaulding@ci.wheatridge.co.us or visit www.rootedinfun.com/fieldrentals 
Skate Park at Discovery ParkOPEN
Splash Pad at Discovery ParkCLOSED for the season
Fruitdale Dog ParkOPEN
Clear CreekOPENFishing, gold panning, and other “creekside” activity are now permitted. Limit group size to 10 or fewer. Non-medical face masks are strongly encouraged unless wearing them would be detrimental to your health.


  • If you are sick, do not visit parks and public areas.
  • When visiting parks and trails, continue to practice social distancing as much as possible.
  • Use hand sanitizer when hand washing is unavailable.
  • Do not gather/congregate in groups.
  • Bring your own drinking water.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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