City of Sparks Planning Phased Reopenings of Parks and Recreation Facilities/Amenities
City plans phased reopenings
Sparks, NV – Per Governor Sisolak’s Phase 2 directive and guidelines, the city of Sparks is moving toward a phased approach to reopening recreational facilities. The plan is outlined on the City’s COVID-19 webpage and will be updated accordingly per direction from the State.
Parks: All neighborhood and community parks are open. The City will continue to limit the general public’s use of shared recreational equipment, including playgrounds basketball courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, football fields and the Sparks Marina beach, in a manner that does not allow for the congregation of 50 or more people and will continue to encourage social distancing policies.
Pools: Deer Park and Alf Sorensen pools may open per direction from Governor Sisolak. The City will open pools once staff and lifeguards are in place.
Day Camps: City staff is evaluating best practices in moving forward with summer programs at the recreation gym and at the Larry D. Johnson Community Center. Based on facility size, Summer Outburst may be able to register about half the number of participants the program usually accommodates. Staff will send a notification to parents with ePact emergency information on file to gage interest in the Summer Outburst Program and determine its viability.
Tournaments: Under Phase 2 guidelines, congregation of 50 or more people at a facility is not allowed. Therefore, tournaments at Golden Eagle Regional Park and Shadow Mountain Park will remain canceled at least through the end of June, pending further guidance from the Governor’s Office.
Recreation Softball: Staff continues to evaluate opening a summer league schedule for recreational softball at Golden Eagle Regional Park and Shadow Mountain Park with an anticipated start date of July 6. Again, no more than 50 people will be allowed to congregate and social distancing policies will be in place.
Youth sports and Recreation: The state is working with the local districts and youth sports districts to announce plans in Phase 2.
General Guidelines: In Phase 2, public and private gatherings can increase from no more than 10 people to no more than 50 people, while continuing to follow strict social distancing.
Residents should continue to wear face coverings in public and maintain at least six feet of social distancing when out in public and around people from other households. Nevada’s vulnerable populations should continue to shelter in place.