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UPDATE July 1, 2020


All city parks and playgrounds are OPEN.
All playgrounds will be sanitized at least 1x/wk.

Burbank Park and Onota Lake are OPEN.

Splash Pads at The Common and Clapp Park are CLOSED.

Restrooms at all parks are CLOSED
(with the exception of Burbank Park where they will be available on Sat. and Sun)

There will  be NO LIFEGUARDS at the City Beach at Burbank Park this summer,
and all swimming is 'At Your Own Risk.'

Athletic courts and fields are OPEN for practices/drills only, NO GAMES.

Recreation Program Update as of May 15, 2020

Special event permit applications will not be accepted until further notice

Recreation Program Update as of April 3,

For City of Pittsfield Park Special

Special event permit applications will not be accepted until May 15 and only for events scheduled to take place after July 1.  Applications that have already been received, will be not acted on until after May 15. 

The Pittsfield Parks Commission will not be meeting in April or May.  For those events scheduled for May and June, we recommend either postponing or cancelling them.
A park special event for which a permit has been issued continues to be suspended until further notice as circumstances and timeframes for COVID-19 are still unknown.  
We want to reiterate (as mentioned previously):
We value your organization and the special event(s) you want to hold in our community.  Our goal is to do our part in helping you, your employees, event attendees as well as city employees and the public remain safe and healthy.  We will be developing guidelines for how we will proceed once this suspension is lifted.  For those with approved events, we do not anticipate at this time that you will need to re-apply or go before the Parks Commission a second time.   Rather, we are hopeful staff can work with you to reschedule your event, as well as verifying any changes that will be made to the event. 


 For City of Pittsfield Athletics

As we all know, school is now out until at least May 4th and multiple event/programs continue to be cancelled/postponed.  As we are practicing social distancing and avoiding bringing together groups, the City has closed playgrounds, basketball courts and active playing fields and made them off-limits until further notice.  We will share additional information as it becomes available. 

 To reiterate what has been said before, we are all in this together during this difficult time and will work together the best we can to get past this.

Recreation Program Update as of April 2, 2020

  • We are sad to announce that the City of Pittsfield’s annual Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble event, which was  planned for Saturday, April 11th , has now been cancelled.  

    On behalf of the Easter Bunny and your friends at the City of Pittsfield, please know we are doing our very best to follow the guidelines in place to keep us safe and healthy. 

  • We are also sad to announce that the City of Pittsfield's annual Arbor Day Celebration, which was planned for Friday, April 24th, has now been cancelled.

Additional restrictions in place for City of Pittsfield parks

As part of the City of Pittsfield’s ongoing mitigation efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 , city basketball and tennis courts are now closed, as well as the skate park on East Street.

These new protective measures join the list of actions the city has taken to help keep the community safe. Currently, playground equipment located at city parks and on school grounds throughout Pittsfield will continue to be inaccessible for public use. Additionally, congregate activities and group game playing at city parks, fields and courts is prohibited.

While the parks are still open for passive use, parking restrictions are also in effect at several parks throughout the city including Kirvin, Fred Garner, Deming, Belanger, and the north lot at Burbank Park. Visitors should maintain a distance of six feet from other people while enjoying these spaces.

These restrictions are in effect until further notice. Park usage will continue to be monitored and additional protective measures may be added if determined to be necessary.

To stay connected to city updates on the coronavirus, a COVID-19 link is available on the home page of the city’s website and will feature continuous updates from the city. The public is also encouraged to use the subscription service to receive a notification when a new update from the city is available and sign up for CodeRED.
Residents across the state can now sign up to receive updates, news and prevention information related to COVID-19 by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.

This is a challenging time, and with everyone’s help we can work together to get past this.  
We will share additional information as it becomes available. 


The Recreation Program provides a variety of enjoyable, affordable events, programs and opportunities throughout the year for the Pittsfield community. It is also dedicated to being a resource in providing athletics information to community members for programs in the City.

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