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Posted on: April 20, 2020

OCPRD – Covid-19 – Summer Activities Update

The top priority of OCPRD continues to be the health and well-being of our community.  Several precautionary measures to decrease the public health risk of spreading the coronavirus have occurred in our county park facilities, to include closing buildings, fields, courts, playgrounds and limiting park usage to the walking paths, trails and dog park.  In addition, all spring programs were cancelled when the Governor closed public schools for the remainder of the school year.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on logistical planning and the continuation of social distancing recommendations, OCPRD has made the difficult decision to cancel all summer activities and events.  Our commitment to the health and safety of our summer participants, and that of our community, is paramount and has guided us in making this decision. We truly enjoy running our summer programs and know how much the community values them; however, the level of close interactions required to operate these events does not support social distancing guidelines.  We are hopeful to have a full slate of recreational activities in the fall. 

Summer program and event cancellations include the following:

  • Summer Day Camp
  • Summer Sports Camps
  • Other weeklong summer camps
  • Yoga
  • Oconee 4th of July Fireworks event

Fall Football and Cheer registration began today, Monday, April 20 with payment due by May 31.  

Visit the OCPRD website for additional information at https://www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd.

Park facilities currently closed will reopen once it is determined that the conditions allow for safe public use. 

Any park updates will be posted on the OCPRD Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OconeeCountyParksandRecreation and website at https://www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd.

Please continue to protect yourself and your family members by following the CDC guidelines, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html to include:

  • Clean your hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Distance yourself from other people
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow, then wash hands
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces daily

Thank you for understanding and working with us to keep our community healthy,

Lisa D. Davol  | Director, CPRE

Oconee County Parks & Recreation Department     

706.769.3965  |  www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd

For more information please see our FAQ document.

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