Special Announcements

COVID-19/Coronavirus Update
November 17, 2020
12:00 PM

PenMet Youth Sports, Programs, Parks and Facilities

Youth Sports Leagues

PenMet will continue to follow our Safe Start Plan for youth sports. Facial coverings are required for all coaches, volunteers, and athletes at all times. No spectators allowed except for one parent/guardian/caregiver for each minor-aged participant allowed. Spectators must always maintain a physical distance of at least six (6) feet between each person and wear facial coverings. No spectators allowed for participants 18 and older.  For questions, please contact Spencer Manjarrez at 253-649-0347 or smanjarrez@penmetparks.org

  • Facial coverings – required for all coaches, volunteers and, athletes at all times
  • 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

Mid-Winter Programs

In response to COVID-19 activities are operating at reduced capacity, masks are required and health screenings will be administered upon check-in.
For questions, please contact Brycen Toney at 253-649-0351 or btoney@penmetparks.org

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

PenMet shelters and halls are closed, effective November 17.

Athletic fields are open for team practices only, scrimmage against other teams or training or practices with other teams is not allowed. Limited to 50 or fewer. No spectators allowed except for one parent/guardian/caregiver for each minor-aged participant allowed. Spectators must always maintain a physical distance of at least six (6) feet between each person and wear facial coverings. No spectators allowed for participants 18 and older. We encourage teams to reserve field and court space. For reservations please contact Aiden Krug at (253) 313-5090 or akrug@penmetparks.org

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.

 

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.

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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.

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