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04/12/2016 1:53 PM
“If we all take the requested measures seriously, we can create a safer environment for all of us. As we all contemplate about what is best for our families, let us also pause before acting and consider what is safest for our community.” Bedford County Administrator, Robert Hiss addresses the community to reiterate the importance of taking every necessary precaution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRXIziDrL0c&feature=youtu.be
COUNTY OF BEDFORD, VIRGINIA County Administration Building 122 East Main Street, Suite 202 Bedford, Virginia 24523 Tel: (540) 586-7601 ADMINISTRATION For immediate release: March 27, 2020 Contact: Robert Hiss, County Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (540) 586-7601 Bedford County Playgrounds, Pavilions, and Skate Park Closing Bedford, Va. (March 27, 2020) - The coronavirus continues to spread in the local area with three cases confirmed in Bedford County. The CDC has recommended for several weeks to limit interpersonal interactions; to assist in this effort, Bedford County government will be closing all park amenities that contain touch points, effective immediately. This includes all playground equipment, fitness equipment, pavilions, and the skate park. Restrooms at all County parks were closed to the public last week. These closures will be re-evaluated as conditions evolve.Trails and open areas of the parks will remain available for the public to use, but residents are urged to practice extreme caution if choosing to visit these spaces. Remember to maintain social distance from anyone outside of your household, eliminate touching unnecessary objects and surfaces, and wash your hands frequently. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19 and should avoid public areas whenever possible. Local Information Resources: • For the latest updates on how COVID-19 is effecting our area, please visit https://www.bedfordcountyva.gov/about-bedford/covid-19 National and State Resources: Citizens are also encouraged to visit the links below for the most current information. • www.cdc.gov/COVID19 • http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/
**As the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is being continually monitored and in an effort to follow CDC recommendations, the Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department is making the following modifications to our program and activity schedule.
Programs, Trips and Activities
All Bedford County Parks and Recreation programs, trips and activities (senior citizen, adult, youth) are cancelled for 30 days, until April 16th, and will be reevaluated at that time. No new program registration will take place at this time.
Youth sports spring season - Postponed for 30 days, until April 16th, and will be reevaluated at that time.
Player and Coach meetings - Postponed for 30 days, until April 16th, and will be reevaluated at that time.
Parks and Facilities
All parks will remain open for passive use. The public is encouraged to visit the parks at their own risk and to practice social distancing and good hygiene.
Until further notice, the Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department will not be issuing any new rental permits, including recreation centers, athletic fields, shelters and meeting spaces
You are viewing the new Bedford County Parks and Recreation website and we invite you to explore it and learn more about our Department and the benefits that you can experience by visiting a park, playing a sport, participating in a programming activity, taking a trip or enjoying some other leisure activity. The website will provide you with a variety of information, allow you to register for many of our programs online and to make reservations to use various picnic shelters and other facilities. The site will be updated on a regular basis and a calendar listing events can be viewed.
The department office is located at 1257 County Farm Rd. which is adjacent to Falling Creek Park.
SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION IS FEBRUARY 3RD-
The Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department (BCPRD) was created by the Board of Supervisors on March 27, 1984 in order that a formal administration of public recreational activities could begin. Since its creation, the BCPRD has addressed the leisure needs of the County with available resources and with the intent of providing a wide range of recreational activities for all aspects of Bedford County's population.
Over the years, a great deal of emphasis has been placed upon developing and administering strong youth sports' programs. Lease agreements are maintained with the Bedford County School Board, civic clubs, and athletic associations throughout the County in order that fields and gymnasiums are available for the various youth activities offered throughout the County. The BCPRD coordinates through, and collaborates with, 10 different recreation associations throughout Bedford County to provide the various youth activities. Each association is represented by an Association Supervisor that is contracted through and paid by the County to provide assistance, and to serve as a liaison between the BCPRD and their respective local association.
Included in the Department's youth sports offerings are: football, cheerleading, soccer, wrestling, tee-ball, baseball, softball, basketball, and tennis. Additionally, various sport's camps may be offered throughout the year.
Currently, adult co-ed softball is offered in the fall. A variety of activities, with a primary emphasis on the County's senior population, including, a senior softball team, lunch trips and day trips to various points of interest are offered. Bingo is another activity that is offered and enjoyed by many local seniors.
Special events are also offered throughout the year, such as an Easter Egg Hunt, Youth Fishing Clinic, Breakfast with Santa, Elder-fest, disc golf tournaments, skateboarding competitions and mountain bike races.
With the move of BCPRD to the Old Nursing Home facility, additional programming opportunities present themselves and additional space has been secured throughout the county as we continue to broaden program offerings. Details can be found throughout our website.
Our history continues and we invite you to be a part of it and to” Experience the Benefits.”