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COVID-19 Impact on JC Parks Programs and Facilities

As a precautionary measure to decrease the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), many JC Parks programs and facilities have been suspended. All affected programs and facilities are listed below with current status. This status will be continuously updated to follow guidelines provided by CDC as well as state and local health officials. 

Program managers will continue to update participants of program status as more information regarding the outbreak becomes available. In the case of program cancellation or shortened session length, fees will be refunded or prorated. 

Beginning March 28 at 5:00 pm, a stay-at-home order will be implemented through April 11 unless it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by further order.
  • Practices scheduled March 16 - April 11 at JC Parks ball fields have been suspended. See statement at the bottom of this page regarding practices held at The Linc. Staff will reevaluate each week if circumstances are deemed safe for practices to be held.  
  • JC Parks encourages extra precautions be taken at outdoor activities to ensure the safety and health of those present.
Park Sanitation
Parks are still open and fresh air and exercise are good for you. We require that social distancing guidelines be followed. Park staff has increased efforts to sanitize surfaces but we are not able to guarantee safety. 

Facility  Status
The Linc* The Linc will be closed March 17 - April 11 until April 11 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by further order.
Oak Hills Golf Center The golf course will be closed effective 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2020 until April 11 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by further order.
Washington Park Ice Arena Closed March 17 - April 19 (Closure will be used to perform ice and facility maintenance that was originally scheduled to occur June 15 - July 12.)
Playgrounds As of March 26, all JC Parks playgrounds are closed until further notice.
Restrooms/Water Fountains As of March 30, all park restrooms and drinking fountains are closed. 
Outdoor Courts As of March 30, outdoor courts (including basketball, tennis, and pickleball) are closed.
Dog Park As of March 31, dog parks at North Jefferson Recreation Area are closed.
Programs (March-April) Status
Baseball-Competitive   No practices until April 13.  Games canceled until April 27. 
Baseball-Little League Coaches draft via phone on April 18.  No practices until May 11.  Games begin on May 28. 
Baseball-Rec Continue as planned. Register until April 15. Games begin June 1.
Basketball-Summer Competitive Continue as planned. Register until May 8. Games begin June 9.
Country Dance Class Postponed.
Golf Lessons-Beginning Adult Lessons starting April 1 are postponed.
Golf Lessons-Intermediate Adult Lessons starting March 31 are postponed. 
Hockey - Adult League League is suspended until further notice. 
Hockey - Youth House League March 25-April 22 league has been cancelled. 
Hockey - Learn to Skate Current session will be suspended after 3/16 lesson.
JC Parks Stars Suspended.
Judo/Jujitsu  Postponed until April 12.
Karate  Suspended.
Kickball-Adult Spring League Suspended.
Pickleball Open Play Schedule depends on The Linc hours of operation. 
Skating - Capital Classics  Remainder of 2019-2020 season is cancelled for competition and rec teams.
Skating - MOFSC Test Session Currently evaluating scheduled date of April 26. Decision will be made in near future.
Skating - Synchro Prep/Tryouts On as scheduled. Will reevaluate closer to program dates. 
Skating Lessons - Homeschool Mondays Session 5 is cancelled. Three weeks will be credited back to those registered ($30 for class/$15 for power). 
Session 6 has been rescheduled to April 20 - May 18 ($50 for class/$25 for power).
Skating Lessons - Homeschool Thursdays Session 5 is cancelled. Four weeks will be credited back to those registered ($40 for class/$20 for power). 
Session 6 has been rescheduled to April 23 - May 21.
Skating Lessons - Learn to Skate/Advanced Tues & Thurs Session 5 is cancelled. Four weeks will be credited back to those registered ($40 for class/$44 for advanced/$20 for power). 
Session 6 dates remain the same. We will reevaluate in mid-April.
Skating Lessons -Learn to Skate Sat Session 6 is cancelled. 
Softball-Adult Spring League Postponed.
Softball-Rec Continue as planned. Register until March 31. Games begin May 18.
Softball-Youth Spring Competitive Season is canceled, full refunds issued. 
Spring Break Day Camp Cancelled. 
Stars Night Out Suspended.
Start Smart Golf Lessons starting April 13 are still on as scheduled.
Start Smart Soccer Postponed.
Storybook Trail Postponed until Wednesday, March 25.
Tee-Ball/Coach-Pitch Continue as planned. Register until March 31. Games begin May 17.
Twalkers March and April sessions cancelled. 
Volleyball-Adult League Postponed.
Volleyball-Youth League Postponed. 
Walk with Ease March and April sessions cancelled.
Special Events Status
Community Bike Ride, March 21 Cancelled.
Capital City Classics Skating Competition, March 21-22 Cancelled.
Spring Skating Recital, March 27 Cancelled.
MLB Pitch/Hit/Run and Jr. Homerun Derby, April 11 Postponed through April. Should MLB recommend we reschedule, we will look at an alternative date.
Easter Egg Hunt, April 11 Cancelled. 

* JC Parks and Lincoln University have decided to temporarily close The Linc effective Tuesday, March 17, starting at 7:00 pm. Staff will then reevaluate the situation to determine if the facility closure needs to be extended. Credits will be issued to members based on the length of time The Linc is closed.