Special Announcements

COVID-19/Coronavirus Update
October 16, 2020
11:30 PM

PenMet Youth Sports, Programs, Parks and Facilities

Youth Sports Leagues

Athletic fields are open to 50 or less with one spectator per participant under 18+ years. Practices, games, and scrimmages are dependent on the current Pierce County Case Rate. Please CLICK HERE for PenMet Parks Fall Sports Safe Start Plan.

  • Masks must be worn at all times – Except when in the field of play
  • One spectator per participant – Do not gather in groups
  • Maintain a 6 ft distance – Except when in the field of play
  • Practice safe hygiene at all times – Wash hands and use hand sanitizer

 

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department continues to update its website with the latest and most accurate information, including what to do if you feel sick or have come into contact with someone with the COVID-19/coronavirus. https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/human-coronavirus

Fall and Winter Programs

PenMet is now enrolling for Fall and Winter programs, camps, and classes.

We have implemented COVID-19 safety and sanitization guidelines into our programs to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our participants. To view our program safety guidelines please CLICK HERE.

Please help us keep our records up to date. It is extremely important that you review and update your account contact information. Although our offices are closed to the public at this time, please feel free to contact us via phone at 253-858-3400 or email at recreation@penmetparks.org.

Parks and Facilities

Athletic fields are open to 50 or less with one spectator per participant under 18+ years. Practices, games, and scrimmages are dependent on the current Pierce County Case Rate. Playgrounds are open, please play on equipment in groups of 5 or less. Keep children from different households 6-10 feet apart. Restrooms are open.

Parks, trails, beach access, racquet courts, and golf courses remain open for outdoor recreation, but please remember that these are not places for group activities. If it’s crowded, choose another trail, beach, or park to visit. Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others. Read more about physical distancing at www.tpchd.org/coronavirus.

We encourage teams to reserve field and court space. For reservations please contact Aiden Krug at (253) 313-5090 or akrug@penmetparks.org

Our staff has been working hard to ensure that our facilities and services re-open in the safe, clean, and high-quality outdoor environment you have come to expect from PenMet Parks. We will re-open with limited group activity to help keep visitors safe and adhere to guidelines developed by our local health authorities and PenMet Parks Board of Directors. Respectfully, we ask our park visitors to help in the efforts to stay healthy and safe. Upon your arrival, please review our park signage with helpful guidance and safe physical-distancing reminders.

Please click the image below for expanded viewing.

What’s open and what’s closed

 

PenMet Parks is asking the public to honor closures as part of the community’s collective response and individual responsibility to keep everyone safe. PenMet Parks will continue to monitor park usage and activity at all locations to ensure visitors are practicing safe physical distancing.

Guidelines for visiting parks during COVID-19

We believe that outdoor activities are essential for mental and physical well-being but during the COVID-19 outbreak please remember that they are great places to be for solitary recreation, not group activities. If it’s crowded, choose another area. Remember to maintain a distance of 6-10 feet from others.

Taking personal responsibility for yourself and your family can go a long way toward helping you stay healthy:

  • Pack trash and belongings in, and pack them out.
  • Go before you go. Use the restroom prior to your visit.
  • Do not gather in groups. Maintain the recommended 6-foot distance, step aside if a person needs to pass. Keep in mind that crowds close parks.
  • Allow others to spend time by limiting your time.
  • Come prepared: Bring your own drinking water, carry out your trash, and be prepared for restroom closures.

 

We encourage you to keep checking this page for updates.

For questions or more information, please contact Chuck Cuzzetto at ccuzzetto@penmetparks.org or Doug Nelson at dnelson@penmetparks.org

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