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Recreation Program Update as of March  24, 2020

 Updated Guidelines for City of Pittsfield Parks and Playgrounds
As part of the City of Pittsfield’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, city parks, fields and courts, with the exception of playground equipment, will remain open for passive use.
No congregate activities or game playing is allowed. Please note that playground equipment is closed until further notice as these surfaces are not sanitized. As a reminder, please maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people while enjoying these spaces.

These guidelines are effective immediately until further notice.

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. 

For Athletic Organizations in the City of Pittsfield

As we all know, school is out until at least April 7th and multiple event/programs/places have been cancelled/postponed/closed doors.  As we are practicing social distancing and avoiding bringing together groups of 10 or more people, our hope is that athletic organizations have taken the precautionary steps to help their organization and participants stay healthy.  With this in mind, we would encourage organizations to consider postponing tryouts and season start dates if this has not already been done.  

We would like to add that at this time, the fields have not been prepped.  Our parks maintenance staff is on a limited work schedule and will be getting to each field in due time.  Also, it is unknown when the water and power will be turned on at each park.
In the meantime, we ask for patience as Parks and Building Maintenance staff are doing their best to assist everyone and keep up with their essential tasks.   

For City Parks Special Events

As of March 12, 2020 no City of Pittsfield Special Event Permit Applications will be accepted for the next 30 days.  As of right now, every park special event for which a permit has been issued  has been suspended until further notice as circumstances and timeframes for COVID-19 are unknown at this time.  In addition, applications received, but not acted on are being held at least until after April 10, 2020.

We value organizations and the special events held in our community.  Our goal is to do our part in helping organizations, their 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 at this time, we do not anticipate the need for re-applying or going before the Parks Commission a second time.   Rather, we are hopeful staff can work with organizations to re-schedule events, as well as verifying any changes that will be made to the event(s). 

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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