COVID-19 update for Parks & Recreation: November 18

Media: Fianna Dickson, 435.1866. Parks & Recreation: 311 or 509.755.2489

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:42 p.m.

We hope this update finds you healthy. 

As you know, there are new guidelines issued by the Governor that pause many of our recreation and entertainment programming through at least Monday, December 14. However, some programs are still operable under the updated guidelines, and our parks and trails remain open.

Much like we did with our partners for the 4th of July drive-in fireworks shows, we’re working hard to find ways to offer safe, creative programming during the holiday season! We will keep you posted. Below, we list what we know today.


Current impacts to Parks & Recreation

Recreation programs: During this time, we are offering a number of programs that meet current guidelines, including:

  • Hiking Waikiki Springs
  • Family Game Night - Virtual Bingo
  • Virtual Bingo – Happy Hour
  • Virtual Trivia Nights
  • Virtual Yoga – holiday edition
  • Stroll & Roll challenge

Register and learn more at

For recreation programs scheduled between now and December 14 that are unable to meet the new guidelines, participants will be contacted and receive a refund.

We continue to prepare for an active and safe winter, with flexible plans in place. Looking ahead to late December and beyond, you can register now for Winter Adventure camps, snowshoe outings, cross country ski lessons, Corbin Art Center classes, a variety of TRS excursions, volleyball, cornhole, pickleball, and more. All programs will align with COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the program, or be postponed/cancelled. Please visit for the most up-to-date recreation programs. If you have questions, please call us at 311 (outside the city, dial 509.755.2489).

Riverfront-hosted events and activities: Riverfront is planning a variety of outdoor holiday activities that align with current COVID-19 guidelines. We will share more information as plans are's going to be awesome. For the latest, visit

Riverfront attractions: The Numerica Skate Ribbon is anticipated to open for the winter season, but an opening date isn’t known yet. We’re busy preparing the ice and COVID-19 protocols that align with current guidelines. In the meantime, the Numerica SkyRide is open with revised protocols outlined by the Governor for gondola operations. Only household units may ride together, and social distancing operations are in place along with enhanced sanitation.

Parks, trails, dog parks, and natural areas: These spaces remain accessible. Amenities like playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, disc golf courses and similar are accessible for recreation with less than 5 people from outside your household. 

Restrooms: Permanent restrooms remain closed (they are normally closed for the winter this time of year). Portable restrooms are on site in several of the most popular park locations.

Golf: Golf courses are closed for the season, but the pro shops are open varied days of the week November 27 – December 23 for holiday sales. Our Customer Appreciation Sale is a great deal -- purchase a 2021 Players Pass, Loyalty Pass, or Unlimited Pass at a discount of $10 - $100. Passes and merchandise from the pro shops make great holiday gifts!

Indoor and outdoor event space rentals: In general, we aren’t taking reservations for gatherings. However, the Governor’s office has issued special guidance for certain types of events. Please contact us for more information around the approval process, at 363.5415.

Community & Senior Centers: Centers operate independently. Please contact the centers directly for questions. Contact information for Senior and Community Centers.


We anticipate additional changes as the situation evolves, and will communicate with you when those occur. We hope you and your families are well, and we look forward to celebrating the winter season with you.