Roaring Fork Schools reopens outdoor spaces according to municipalities’ restrictions

Effective June 15, 2020, the Roaring Fork Schools are reopening its outdoor spaces, including playgrounds, fields, courts, etc., in line with the specific restrictions and requirements for each municipality’s outdoor spaces. At this time, the Roaring Fork Schools are opening these outdoor spaces for public use only and are not renting these spaces. Rentals to businesses deemed critical by a Colorado Public Health Order (CPHO) will be considered.

“We know access to our fields, playgrounds, and outdoor courts is important to the well-being of our communities. We hope to continue a cautious reopening approach by allowing the public to use these facilities and amenities in a way that aligns to the recommendations of public health,” said Chief Operating Officer Jeff Gatlin.  

All use of district outdoor spaces and amenities must adhere to local requirements. Signage is posted at all playgrounds to “use at your own risk” because the district cannot clean playground equipment frequently or at all. See the following summary of what this means in each community, including a list of fields closed this summer because of routine maintenance. Please keep in mind that the following guidance was issued at the time of this press release and can evolve when local orders change.

Glenwood Springs

The following district amenities are open for use following these distancing and safety recommendations:

  • Playgrounds are open (up to 10 people). 
  • All sports courts and sports fields are open (up to 25 people). Not for organized league play, and spectators are discouraged.

Carbondale

The following district amenities are open, but users must abide by the public health order group size limits and follow the existing protocols, rules, and regulations for use.: 

  • Baseball and soccer fields are open (up to 25 people). Baseball and softball leagues are not taking place.
  • Outdoor basketball courts are open (up to 25 people).
  • Playgrounds are open (up to 25 people). We cannot clean frequently (or at all) so we have “use at your own risk” signs up at the playgrounds.

Basalt

The following district amenities are open for use following these distancing and safety recommendations:

  • Playgrounds open (up to 10 people). We cannot clean frequently (or at all) so we have “use at your own risk” signs up at the playgrounds.
  • All sports courts and sports fields open (up to 25 people). Spectators are discouraged.

The following fields are closed to all use due to top-dressing/overseeding:

  • The main football field at Basalt High School will be closed this summer, but the other BHS fields are available for use.
  • The football field at Carbondale Middle School will be closed this summer.
  • The football field at Glenwood Springs High School will be closed this summer, but the practice field to the east is available for use.
Roaring Fork Schools reopens outdoor spaces according to municipalities’ restrictions