Parks & Recreation

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COVID-19 OPERATION UPDATES (Updated 5/26/2020)

  • The William R. Talley Recreation Center and all satellite facilities will be closed until further notice. Return to usage plans will be in place and announced as conditions warrant. New facility reservations are currently unavailable. All existing reservations have been canceled and cannot be rescheduled.
  • All Talley Fitness Center memberships, including those with automatic billing, have been suspended.  When the Fitness Center reopens, all memberships, including passes, will be reactivated on the patrons’ first visit back to the facility.
  • The Edward P. Thomas, Jr. pool and the William R. Diggs pool will be closed through July 12.  A re-evaluation will occur, and additional information will be provided as conditions warrant. 
  • All traditional classes and programs are suspended through July 12. All traditional Day Camps and Swim Lessons are canceled for the Summer of 2020.  Participants will receive a refund.  Refunds will be processed and issued as promptly as possible. 
  • Return to Recreation programming is being planned.  Additional information will be provided as conditions warrant.
  • All park facility permits and permitted use of city fields are suspended until further notice. Return to play/usage plans and a revised reservation process will be in place and announced as conditions warrant and as restrictions are eased regarding mass gatherings.  Patrons will receive a refund.  Refunds will be processed and issued as promptly as possible.  New applications for park facilities and field usage are not being accepted at this time.  
  • All parade/walk/race permits are canceled through July 31.  Patrons will receive a refund.  Refunds will be processed and issued as promptly as possible.  New applications and applications currently under review for parade/walk/race permits are not being accepted/processed at this time.  As conditions warrant, the City will communicate plans to resume the application and permit process. 
  • All park playgrounds and pavilions remain closed until further notice. 
  • Basketball courts, tennis courts, in-line rinks, and skate parks are open. As a reminder, the Governor’s Executive Orders on mass gatherings (no gatherings larger than 10 persons) and physical distancing are still in effect and should be followed. 
  • Parks remain open to the community.  As a reminder, the Governor’s Executive Orders on mass gatherings (no gatherings larger than 10 persons) and physical distancing are still in effect and should be followed. The community is encouraged to use parks local and adjacent to one’s neighborhood to limit non-essential travel.
  • The Dog Park is open for use. As a reminder, the Governor’s Executive Orders on mass gatherings (no gatherings larger than 10 persons) and physical distancing are still in effect and should be followed. 
  • The Clustered Spires Golf Course is open with safe operating procedures in place. Please contact the facility at 301-600-1295 for more information on tee times, safety measures, and operations.

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Recreation Brochure

View the Spring 2020 brochure (PDF) for The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Department here.

Class Registration

You can register for classes online.

Westside Regional Park

Please submit any comments or suggestions for the proposed West Side Regional Park bubble plan.


Mission

To provide for diverse recreational opportunities and amenities that enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors to the City of Frederick through the creation, operation, and maintenance of a comprehensive parks and recreation department.