Island Rec cancels May events

  • Sat Apr 11th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Island Rec

An update from the San Juan Island Park and Recreation District board of commissioners: All Island Rec in-person programs for April and May remain canceled in order to prevent community spread of COVID-19. Have you tried one of our adult fitness LIVE Zoom classes with Jacquelyn Reiff or Katerina Wen? It is a great way to stay moving while staying at home.

The following special events are also canceled for May:

• Children’s Festival, May 2

• Pickleball Tournament, May 9

• Mother’s Day Yellow Island Kayak Trip, May 9

• 3v3 Soccer Tournament, May 10

• Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race, May 17

• Tour de Family, May 31

Summer Programs: Island Rec’s recreation and administrative staff continue to work remotely on an optimistic plan for summer programs, with the knowledge that we may have to push some programs to a later date, or adapt to a different type of summer this year. Instead of opening summer program registration on May 1st, we are tentatively planning to open registration on June 1. Like you, we are waiting to see what the summer will hold and will keep the community informed as our plans unfold. Our primary focus will always be participant safety.

Parks: Our parks’ maintenance team has been diligently continuing to maintain our parks with safety precautions in place. Lafarge Open Space, Eddie and Friends Dog Park, the Skate Park, and John O. Linde Community Park remain open for public use with mandatory social distancing guidelines in place. The playgrounds at the Family Park and Linde Park are closed per the San Juan County health officer’s order. Spring is an especially critical time for staff to continue maintaining the fields at Linde Park to avoid future deterioration and critical loss to the facility. This ensures that the fields will be in quality playing conditions when our school sports teams and community can fully enjoy them again.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Island Rec staff by email at admin@islandrec.org, or leave us a voicemail at 360-378-4953. For current information, you may also visit our website at www.islandrec.org.