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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Parks and Recreation closures, cancellations through April 30

To protect public health and safety, Missoula Parks and Recreation is closing the following facilities through at least April 30:

  • Currents Aquatics Center and Parks Administrative Offices
  • City Life Gym
  • FMRP Headquarters
  • FMRP Bella Vista (synthetic turf) Field
  • Park Operations Office, 100 Hickory St.
  • Playgrounds in all city parks.

Parks, trails, and conservation lands remain open. Please use CDC recommendations to protect yourself, your family, and the community when visiting parks: clean hands often, avoid close contact and stay home if sick. Residents should be aware there is no practical way to continually sanitize public outdoor facilities, like picnic tables, play equipment, waste containers, etc. Learn more.

The Department is suspending recreation and aquatics programs, and facility rentals, through at least April 30.  View the list of canceled or postponed recreation or aquatics programs. Parks and Recreation will issue a full refund or credit to program participants; Parks staff will contact registrants with additional information. Contact us at 721-7275, or email parksrec@ci.missoula.mt.us.

The City of Missoula is working closely with the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Parks and Recreation Director Donna Gaukler says there is no evidence to suggest that any Parks and Recreation facility or staff has been exposed to COVID-19. However, the CDC recommends community-based interventions such as event cancellations, social distancing, and facility closures to help slow the transmission of infectious diseases like COVID-19. “As the disease spreads throughout the nation, our local response becomes even more critical as we work together to protect each other and the vulnerable populations in our community,” Gaukler says.

Residents can contact Parks and Recreation by calling 721-7275, or by email at parksrec@ci.missoula.mt.us. Register online at www.missoulaparks.org/register. Visit this page for updates.

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