Closing Facilities and Programs | COVID-19

Closing Facilities & Programs

The Jerome Recreation Center & all programs will remain closed through April 20, 2020. We wish circumstances were different but in the interest of public health, the announcement from Governor Little, and the extended school closings we have determined this to be the best course of action. Should circumstances change that allow us to open earlier then we will look. to do so. This is a constantly evolving situation and we will update the public whenever possible about further delays or the reopening of services.

Should you have questions or need to speak to a staff member, please call (208) 324-3389 and select the appropriate extension or go to our webpage at to access email information for any staff member.

Memberships & Automatic Withdrawals & EFT’s

Memberships will automatically be extended for the number of days we have been closed.

If you have an EFT or automatic withdrawal for your membership fees, they will not be processed for the month of April. If you have questions, please call and speak to a staff member.

Other Affected Facilities
During Governor’s STay At Home Order (Effective to April 15, 2020), JRD parks will remain open for passive use consistent with social distancing requirements.

The Jerome Recreation District will continue to deliver essential services to operate and maintain local JRD parks during the COVID-19 pandemic, though services will be managed to protect resident and employee health. This status is in effect through April 15, 2020 or until extended, rescinded, superseded or amended. 

All parks and pathways will be open from sunrise to sunset for passive use to allow the community to engage in self-directed outdoor excercise while following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, including 6-foot social distancing requirements.

Active uses involving facilities within parks are closed, including:
  • Individual and group picnic areas
  • Public restrooms
  • Playgrounds, sport fields, athletic courts and other facilities that support active recreation and in particular, any activities that encourage group recreation.
  • Organized recreation, education and volunteer outings
  • Overall, when visiting parks, the community must adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and personal hygiene. Park users should bring their own water, as drinking fountains are not available, and leave no trash to help keep parks clean and to protect the community. 
  • Please just use good judgement! This is called self policing and we need the community to do their part. We will not be chasing people out of parks to enforce these rules and please do not call the police. They have more important things to do.
Other Program Announcements

T-ball & Coach Pitch league registration has been extended to May 1, 2020. Adult softball league registration will continue as normal. We will now look to start all of these leagues, if allowed, on the week of June 1, 2020. We will look to re-schedule youth volleyball in June.

We will also look to offer baseball/softball to 9-10 year olds (machine pitch) and possibly 11-12 year olds for a 6 week season if the spring baseball season continues to be affected. Please look for announcements in the coming weeks.

Pool Season: Preparations are still ongoing. We will announce season dates, registration dates, and swim team information as they become available and as clarity becomes available with the current state of things.

Wellness Opportunities in the Interim

The Jerome Recreation District does encourage people to take your wellness seriously. We do recommend that you follow good community distancing practices. Wash your hands, cough into your elbow, avoid touching your face, and most importantly, if you are sick please stay home.

The JRD will also be posting daily workout options on our Facebook & Instagram accounts that can be done on your own at home or in the park. These will include recommended cardio and bodyweight exercises for various ages. It is important during these uncertain times that you look to maintain your wellness both physically and mentally.

If you have questions, please contact us at 208-324-3389.

Gary Warr, Director
Jerome Recreation District

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