PRG COVID-19 Updates
The Commerce City Parks, Recreation & Golf Department is committed to the health and safety of our participants, spectators, patrons, and employees. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please see below for a list of closures and cancellations.
PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
Commerce City is now operating under Governor Polis' amended "Safer at Home" order, which has recently been updated to last until July 1. Everyone is still encouraged to stay at home. Critical businesses are open, non-critical business are operating with restrictions, and some other guidelines have been updated as of June 1.
FACILITY AND PROGRAM CLOSURES
- Bison Ridge and Eagle Pointe recreation centers remain closed until further notice
- While parks and trails are open, gathering places such as playgrounds, picnic shelters, sports fields/courts, etc. are closed.
- Paradice Island and the outdoor splash pad at Pioneer Park are closed for summer 2020
- All recreation and golf programs, services, and rentals are closed until further notice
- Youth Police Camps/Programs have been cancelled. Due to reallocated resources for our first responders during this time, the following programs have been cancelled:
- Youth Citizens Police Academy, 6/2-6/5
- Female First Responder, 6/9-6/12
- Hooked on Fishing, 6/9-6/12
- Bike with Cops, 6/12, 6/19, 7/17, 8/7
- Mini Police Camp, 6/16-6/19
- Police Camp, 7/27-7/30
Buffalo Run Golf Course reopened for play on April 27 with specific protocols for booking tee times and maintaining social distancing.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
We know there has been concern about programs scheduled to occur during these closures.
- Patrons will be issued credits to their accounts for future use.
- Classes that bridge the May 4 date may have a prorated cost if the session is shortened.
- Registration is closed until further notice for all classes, offerings, programs, rentals, or other activities
- Batting cages closed until further notice.
If you have any questions you can call either recreation center, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Bison Ridge Recreation Center: 303-286-6800
- Eagle Pointe Recreation Center: 303-289-3760
A temporary email has been set up to help answer any questions on programs and services. Please e-mail us at PRGQuestions@c3gov.com
Visit c3gov.com/covid-19 for a full list of phone numbers residents can utilize for questions or concerns regarding other departments.
VIRTUAL FITNESS OFFERINGS
Visit our Facebook page for at-home workouts posted from our fitness instructors.
SilverSneakers® (designed for adults 65+) is posting free video workouts on their Facebook page.
The recreation centers are offering FREE virtual fitness classes with Wellbeats™ through June 30. Check out the April Connected PRG Happenings page to see the full benefits of the offering from Wellbeats™.
STEP 1: Download the Wellbeats™ App or visit the website at: portal.wellbeats.com
STEP 2: Select ‘Register Via Code’ and enter invitation code
BISON RIDGE INVITATION CODE: 7C8F8721
EAGLE POINTE INVITATION CODE: d1263af3
STEP 3: Play a fitness class!
ACTIVE ADULT RESOURCES
The Active Adult Center at Eagle Pointe remains closed until further notice. This schedule is subject to change.
- The Colorado Department of Health & Environment has a call line for general questions about COVID-19. Call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English. Visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe for the most up to date information about COVID-19 in Colorado.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/COVID19
- Tri-County Health Department: www.tchd.org or 303-220-9200
- Seniors’ Resource Center: 303-238-8151
- The Senior Hub: 303-426-4408
SENIOR SHOPPING STORES AND HOURS
Some stores are shifting hours to allow seniors to have a dedicated time frame they can shop to minimize their risk. Be sure to double check the hours at your local store before heading out.
- Safeway: Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 a.m.
- Target: First hour of every Wednesday
- King Soopers: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7-8 a.m.
- Dollar General: First hour of every day
- Whole Foods: One hour before opening every day
- Walmart: Opening one hour early every Tuesday
A special edition of the On the Move Newsletter will be released in April with more information for Active Adults and Seniors about COVID-19. You can keep up with the latest newsletter here.
PARKS & TRAILS
Commerce City’s 20 parks and 25 miles of trails are open. Read on for some recommendations on safe parks and trail use.
- All public gathering places, including playgrounds, picnic shelters, sports fields/courts, and other similar areas remain CLOSED at this time.
- Parks and trails remain open; all individuals MUST maintain at lease a six-foot distance from other individuals
- Playground equipment and park shelters are NOT sanitized.
- Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene prior to using parks and trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use these areas if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
- Practice the CDC recommended social distancing of at least six feet from other people in all public spaces.
- Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance. Step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell, or horn.
- Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers
- Be friendly to Fido! Dog owners should be especially careful to maintain a distance of the recommended six feet from other dogs and persons
STRESS AND COPING DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
We know COVID-19 is stressful, bringing fear and anxiety that can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and our community stronger. The CDC has listed the following information on how to best manage your stress.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
- Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
- Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
- Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
Visit the CDC’s website for information on stress during the outbreak, including the signs of suffering from anxiety.Parents can find information on how children react during a stressful situation and what you can do to help. Stress management tips for children can be found here.