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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Loudoun PRCS Athletic Fields Available for Limited Use; County Postpones Licensed Summer Camp Start

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As Loudoun County enters Phase One of the Forward Virginia reopening plan, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is outlining a process for a limited use of the county’s athletic fields by the public. At the same time, PRCS is postponing the start of licensed, weekly summer camp until July 6, 2020, or later. Families registered in camp FEST and DAZE camp sessions scheduled to run before July 6 will receive a refund. Refund notices will be emailed directly to registered households starting the week of June 1, 2020.

What’s Open in Phase One

  • Athletic fields at Loudoun County park sites will be available for use by permit on a limited basis beginning June 5, 2020, for conditioning drills. No competition or games will be allowed. No more than ten people can gather at once. PRCS will designate time slots for affiliated teams through an allocation process.  Teams or leagues must request a field allocation by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, via email to prcs@loudoun.gov.
  • County parks are open for trail and leisure use, including fishing and water activities. 
  • Tennis and pickleball courts are open with no more than four people allowed on a court at one time. 

Visitors to any PRCS sites are expected to follow social distancing measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

What’s Closed

  • PRCS recreation, community and senior centers are currently closed and programs canceled. 
  • Basketball courts, volleyball courts and playgrounds remain closed
  • Pavilions remain closed
  • A reminder that many athletic fields used by local teams are operated by Loudoun County Public Schools and they remain closed at this time.

“We are planning to offer modified summer programs and reopen our facilities when we can safely progress to Phase 2, when we expect an easing of restrictions on the number of people who can gather in one place," said PRCS Director Steve Torpy. “Modifications, including reduced hours for full-day camps like Daze and Fest, will be necessary to meet social distancing guidelines established by the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Details on other summer activities, weekly camps, and sports camps and clinics will be available on our website at loudoun.gov/prcs,” Torpy added.

Virtual activities for all ages can be found at loudoun.gov/prcscreatingcommunity and on PRCS center and park Facebook pages. For more information, email PRCS.

Sign up to receive text and email notifications about PRCS news and events at loudoun.gov/prcs or follow PRCS on Facebook at facebook.com/loudounprcs

Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19. Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19.  

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