Parks and Rec prepares for fall

Courtesy City of Concord
Courtesy City of Concord

Concord Parks & Recreation is excited to move forward with fall programming after scaling back on activities this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Summer camps were very successful with protocols in place to keep campers and staff safe. Despite COVID-19 changing the way we typically do things, children were able to enjoy many different activities. We will be putting similar guidelines into place as we look ahead to fall activities, which include health screenings for City Wide Community Center guests, masks for anyone over the age of 2 in common areas, and a 40 percent capacity restriction,” said Laura Bryant, assistant director.

Youth fall soccer leagues and Youth NFL Flag Football will run as scheduled. Programming will be altered this year to meet the current guidelines including staggered games and practices, health screenings for all coaches, referees and participants, and social distancing between spectators. NFL Flag Football, offered for children ages 6-11 years old, meets once a week beginning on September 13.

Fall soccer, offered for children 4 years old through the 6th grade, begins on Sept. 7 for the older children and for all age divisions on Saturday, Sept. 12.

In addition to outdoor programming, indoor youth and adult programs will begin on Saturday, Sept. 12. Offerings include dance, exercise classes, art, and language, as well as senior programming. Guidelines will also be in place for indoor classes.

Currently, the City Wide Community Center is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. When programs begin on Sept. 12, the Community Center will be open for participants and appointments. There is no public access at this time.

Please visit Concord Parks & Recreation’s website concordparksandrec.com for full details on all programs, including COVID-19 guidelines, new pre-registration requirements for senior programs, and to register for all programs. You can also stay up to date on all the Department’s happenings on Facebook at @ConcordParknRecDept and on Instagram at @concordparksnrec. You can also contact the Department at 225-8690.

Author: Laura Bryant

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