The Coronavirus: Updates for Parks and Recreation
Updated March 30, 2020, 2:23 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 closures, cancelations of events and programs as well as increased parks & facilities’ cleanings, staff cleanings, and increased signage as reminders to patrons.
The following is a list of programs, classes, facilities, events that have been canceled.
CLOSED until further notice:
- The REC of Grapevine (including all operations and programs)
- Picnic tables/pavilions
- Bark Park (paddocks)
- Basketball, pickleball and tennis courts
- The REC Fitness Court and all workout stations
- Grapevine Baseball & Softball (games, scrimmages, and practices will be postponed through May 9)
- Jurassic Gardens at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, March 21 – April 5
- Grapevine Garden Club Plant Sale, April 18 & April 19
- Membership Appreciation Day (The REC of Grapevine), April 27
- Earth Day Celebration & Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off, April 25
- ALL GoWild Field Trips
- Happy to Help Saturdays
- ALL Rentals (The REC, Bessie Mitchell House, Fields, and Pavilions – through May 9)
- ALL Adult Athletic Leagues (kickball, softball, etc)
- Mother Daughter Tea, May 9
- All March and April swim lessons
- Park Advisory Board Meetings and Senior Citizen Advisory Board Meetings
Refunds: The REC of Grapevine memberships will be extended to reflect the length of the current facility closure and subscription-based memberships have currently been suspended while closed. All participants who have purchased tickets for paid events will be refunded. Other programs, classes, leagues and rentals will receive refund/credit to their household accounts.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a viable option as well.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home
- If on trails and in open spaces, please practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet of distance from others. See Grapevine Parks and Recreation and NRPA’s Joint Statement one Using Parks While Maintaining Social Distancing
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.