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Missoula Parks and Recreation closes Currents, recreation programs

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 13:21:40-04

Missoula Parks and Recreation announced Saturday, in a press release, that it is closing Currents Aquatics Center and suspending most recreation and aquatics programs through at least April 3.

The City of Missoula is working closely with the Missoula City-County Health Department to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Parks, trails, and conservation lands remain open.

Visit www.missoulaparks.org for more information and updates, or email parksrec@ci.missoula.mt.us. Parks and Recreation Director Donna Gaukler says there is no evidence to suggest that any Parks and Recreation facility or staff has been exposed to COVID-19.

“As the disease spreads throughout the nation, our local response becomes even more critical as we work together to protect each other and the vulnerable populations in our community,” Gaukler says.

Events at the City Life Gym, swim lessons, and recreation programs are canceled through April 3.

Parks and Recreation will issue a full refund or credit to program participants.

Parks administrative offices at Currents Aquatics Center and 100 Hickory Street will remain open during regular business hours.

Residents are asked to call 721-PARK (7275) or email parksrec@ci.missoula.mt.usrather than visit offices in person.

The Department has yet to determine the status of rentals and user group permits at athletic fields, picnic shelters, and other facilities throughout the park system.