The city of Fort Collins will reopen its tennis courts, golf courses and disc golf courses Monday, following the expiration of state and county “stay-at-home” orders.
Most city facilities, including swimming pools and recreation centers, will remain closed through May 31, city officials said in a news release.
Public restrooms, playgrounds, basketball courts and dog parks will also remain closed as the state transitions from the “stay-at-home” orders to Gov. Jared Polis “safer-at-home” guidelines. Portable toilets will be added in some areas, the city said.
City parks, natural areas and trails remain open, with physical distancing of 6 feet or more between people who do not live in the same household, and other public health recommendations in place. Users are asked to follow any additional rules posted on signs at each location.
All city programming and events through May 31 have also been cancelled. Summer program schedules are still being determined “based on recommendations from public health partners.”
The city’s three public golf courses — City Park Nine, Collindale and Southridge — will all open again Monday with new procedures in place to ensure physical distancing.
- Limiting cart use to a single rider or two members of the same household.
- Check-in and payment by calling the pro shop upon arrival or pre-payment when making reservations.
- A limit of no more than four customers at a time in the pro shop.
- Golfers are asked to arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled tee times.
- Wear facemasks that cover their nose and mouth while in the pro shop, interacting with staff and in any locations where maintaining 6 feet or more of a physical space is difficult.
- Golfers are asked to bring their own filled water bottles.
- Leave all flagsticks in place and avoid sharing clubs or other equipment.
- Holes will be turned upside down to prevent balls from falling below where they can easily be retrieved without touching the flagstick.
A full list of the new procedures is available on the city’s website at fcgov.com/golf.
Private golf courses in the area had remained open during the “stay-at-home” orders with the blessing of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, with similar modifications in place.
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