The Coronavirus: Updates for Parks and Recreation

The Coronavirus: Updates for Parks and Recreation

Updated July 7, 2020, 3:05 pm

This is a LIVE UPDATE for the status of Parks and Recreation facilities and events surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The City of Grapevine Parks and Recreation department views the health and safety of our patrons, staff and guests as our top priority. As we continue to closely monitor the virus, we remain proactive in our adjustments as we follow the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Tarrant County Health and Human Services, and Governor Abbott.

New Mask Requirements:
Texas Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order effective Friday, July 3, establishing a state-wide face covering requirement. All Texans must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Still have questions? Check out the Parks and Rec FAQ page regarding masks.

Below is an updated list for OPEN park facilities, amenities and programs:

  • Park Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Water Fountains
  • The REC of Grapevine Turf Field
  • Batting Cages
  • Bark Park at Bear Creek Park
  • The REC of Grapevine
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic tables
  • The REC Fitness Court and all workout stations
  • Rental Pavilions (reservations not available)
  • Spraygrounds
  • Pleasant Glade and Dove Pool
  • Bessie Mitchell House Rentals (reservations not available)

Reservations: We are not taking any reservations for any classrooms, Stewart Hall, or party rooms (birthday parties) at The REC, the Bessie Mitchell House, lake park or city park pavilions.

Refunds: The REC of Grapevine memberships will be extended to reflect the length of the facility closure and subscription-based memberships were suspended while closed. All participants who have purchased tickets for paid events have been refunded and other programs, classes, leagues and rentals have received a refund/credit to their household accounts.

Cleaning: The Parks Maintenance Division will perform enhanced sanitation weekly at playgrounds. Restrooms will be cleaned daily and will be restocked with soap and sanitizer. As the COVID-19 reopening evolves, we encourage the community to remain cautious and make the best decisions for yourself and your family’s health.

Below are some tips from the CDC and the National Parks and Recreation Association about using park facilities and amenities as they reopen:

We suggest: 

We advise against: 

  • Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19
  • Visit crowded areas

Still have a question? Give Grapevine Cares Hotline a call at: 817.410.4455
City of Grapevine staff are managing a phone bank from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday to assist with non-medical COVID-19 related inquiries. You may also leave a message after-hours and someone from our team will return your phone call.