Parks and Recreation
6/18/20 Viroqua Parks & Recreation Update
On Tuesday, June 16th the Viroqua City Council voted to open select activities based on several factors, safety being the utmost priority. The U12 and U14 Baseball and Softball programs were among those programs that were approved to continue with enhanced safety protocols. Those programs participate in the Coulee Region Sports League with teams from several other neighboring counties.
On Wednesday, June 17th, multiple communities and organizations located in La Crosse County cancelled their programs and participation in the Coulee Region Sports League. This decision was made as a result of the current increased risk for the transmission of COVID-19 throughout La Crosse County and subsequent recommendations by the La Crosse County Health Department.
As a result of these cancellations and the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission in La Crosse County, the Viroqua U12 and U14 Baseball and Softball programs will not be playing baseball or softball in La Crosse County at this time and will not be participating in the Coulee Region Sports League for the 2020 season. Instead, the Viroqua Park and Rec Department will keep those programs local and begin by offering softball and baseball instruction. If the risk for COVID-19 transmission in Vernon County remains low, the Park and Rec Department will look to organize games with other local programs – so long as the risk status in their area remains acceptable as well. The Park and Rec Department will continue to monitor the Coulee COVID-19 Compass and work with local Health Departments to ensure that all programs continue to operate under safe conditions. We thank parents and families for their patience as the Park and Rec Department seeks to find the appropriate program offerings during these challenging and rapidly-changing times.
Families may continue to sign up online for these programs along with tennis, cheer, and golf instruction through Monday, June 22nd. All programs will take place with enhanced safety measures as recommended by the CDC and local Health Departments. Programs will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from July 2nd-30th.
As a Parent and as an Athlete it is important to recognize the signs, symptoms and behaviors of concussions. The Parent & Athlete Agreement forms must be completed prior to the start of activities. Athletes will not be allowed to participate in any activities without completion. Park & Rec has forms on hand.
All Football Players must have a signed Concussion form on file with the Park and Rec Department. The following forms are available below. Please bring a signed copy to your first practice. Thank you!!
The Park and Recreation Department provides a variety of recreational programs for youth and adults. The department also maintains all city parks and oversees use of the parks by the public.
Daniel Stalsberg, Park & Recreation Director
Get Cancellation & Change Notices
We are using a system that sends messages directly to your cell phone. Most cancellations will be updated approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of a program. In the event that severe weather develops immediately prior to the program, the supervisor will make the decision to cancel. Please be sure to include your birth date, along with your cell phone number and provider or email address to receive these notifications. Contact the Parks and Recreation office, 608-637-7183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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