Thursday, April 23, 2020

Parks and Recreation Update: Manchester Climbing Wall to Close

Richmond, VA – The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) continues to take the safety and health of our patrons as a top priority. As the City of Richmond continues to learn more about this virus, additional steps are being taken to help control the spread.

Effective immediately, PRCF will close Chimborazo Park, 3215 E. Broad Street, to vehicular traffic. This restriction will assist in the social distancing measures that have been implemented by Governor Northam’s Executive Order 55. Beginning on Monday, April 27, 2020, the department will also be closing off access to the Manchester Climbing Wall. The high use, high concentration, and high touch area does not allow for the public to properly social distance or for proper sanitation to take place.

Previous PRCF closures include all dog parks, athletic fields, picnic shelters, park houses, community centers, administrative offices, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, skate parks, playgrounds, and the cancellation of all department sponsored programming. The department will also continue to close the traffic gates in Byrd Park on Strollers Lane, Westover Road, and Trafford Road on the weekends. Parking is will also continue to be limited at Ancarrow’s Landing on the weekends.

The city understands the importance of the park system to our residents and will re-evaluate the need for closures and cancellations as this unprecedented situation evolves.

Staff at PRCF’s Administrative Office will be available to assist residents via phone at 804-646-5733 or email at .

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