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On March 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Person County Government issued a Declaration of Emergency and has increased its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to “operations level” to respond to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and State of North Carolina.  read more...

 

Official Statement-Updated 3/16/2020 

Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks

With the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the news, we wanted to update you on how Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department is addressing the issue. Our Department and other local partner organizations are taking measures to prepare for the potential spread of the virus, which includes considering the safety of our citizens, park program participants, facility users, volunteers, visitors, employees.

Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks, under the advisement of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, has postponed all events/gatherings that consist of 100 or more people.  Under the advisement of Little League and following suit of the North Carolina High School Association all athletic events have been suspended. 

This postponement of activities will run through Monday, April 13, 2020.  Person County will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation as health officials make information available.  We are taking a proactive approach as to not have large groups of people gathering in one place.  The spring sports seasons at this time are being postponed, but not canceled.  We are making this decision based on recommendations and in the best interest of our County Residents.

These postponements will take place in the following Parks Divisions: Athletics, Mayo Lake Park, Kirby Cultural Arts Complex, Special Programs, and Rentals/facilities. See below for specific details.

Athletics Division: Under the advisement of Little League and following suit of the North Carolina High School Association all athletic events have been suspended. 

-Little League Baseball/Softball practices and games

-Youth Volleyball practices and games

-Adult Volleyball practices and games

-Adult soccer practices and games

Mayo Park:

No rentals or facility use that exceeds 100 or more participants, audience, and/or other user groups.

Special Programs, Recreational Events, and Classes:

-All rentals that involve gatherings of 100 or more

-Easter Egg Hunt

-Special Olympics

-Cheerleading

-Pickle ball

-Open Gym

The following will be contacted directly regarding any suspension of classes

-Ceramics

-Group Fitness/Yoga

-Tai Chi

-Tae Kwon Do

 Kirby Cultural Arts Complex

No rentals or facility use that exceeds 100 or more participants, audience, and/or other user groups.

Rentals and Facility Usage

No rentals or facility use that exceeds 100 or more participants, audience, and/or other user groups.

 

Members of our community should also follow the guidance of the NCDHHS and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Specifically:

• Stay home if you are sick.
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
• Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

 

For additional information about COVID-19 visit  CDC.gov or www.NCDHHS.gov/coronavirus.

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The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department's mission is to promote and provide opportunities to enjoy meaningful leisure experiences with the provision of quality leadership, the development and maintenance of safe recreational facilities, the conservation and preservation of natural and open spaces, and creative programming in the areas of Arts, Athletics, Community Programs and the Environment that are essential to the well-being of all of our citizens and high quality of life in Person County.

Person County has the distinction of being the oldest County Recreation Department in North Carolina. Programs were begun in the 40's with full funding occurring in 1961. A variety of programs are offered through our Athletics, Cultural Arts and Special Programs departments, as well as programming through Mayo Park. In addition to programs, many park facilities include lighted walking tracks, playground equipment and picnic shelters.

 

 

 

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