COVID-19 Updates

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Park Notice- Restrooms, Playgrounds, Fountains Closed

Please note, that while the courts are open, group activities that use shared equipment or that do not adhere to physical distancing are not permitted at this time. Individual practice, basketball shooting, etc are permitted if they follow the guidelines.

Phase 2.5- Announcement (PDF)

Phase 2.5- Athletics & Field Use Updates (PDF)

Phase 2.5- Recreation Center Updates

Iredell County Parks and Recreation 
Phase 2.5 Operational changes, September 4, 2020

Iredell County Parks & Recreation Department is continuing to evaluate local, state, and national guidelines in regards to Covid-19 and the phased reopening plan issued by the State. Our main priority is, and will continue to be, the health and safety of our patrons and staff. 

The Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the following changes in operations, based on the Governor’s Executive Order 163, effective September 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  

  • The Iredell County Recreation Center will open on September 8, 2020 with limited capacity and adjusted hours of operations.   Reservations for workout sessions will be required.  
  • Playgrounds will open September 8, 2020.  The playgrounds will not be sanitized regularly; therefore, it is highly recommended you follow the 3 W’s, as well as adhere to the outdoor mass gathering limits.  
  • Athletic field reservations for small group trainings, conditioning and practices will continue to be available.  League organizers who intend to prepare for league play in sports that are on the CDC’s approved list of non-contact sports, are encouraged to initiate registrations and plan to begin play on October 2, 2020. 

Currently, the following facilities and amenities are OPEN (with guidelines):

  • Park Properties: Stumpy Creek Park, Stumpy Creek Boat Landing (fees charged), Scotts Rosenwald Park, Jennings Park, Bigleaf Slopes Park, East Iredell Lions Club Community Park
  • Scotts Rosenwald Park and East Iredell Lions Club Park Community Buildings 
  • Park trails and walking paths
  • Park open spaces and fields 
  • Park restrooms
  • Playgrounds
  • Disc Golf Course 

Temporarily closed, with anticipated plans to re-open in Phase III

  • Water Fountains
  • Indoor Basketball courts for organized play

Detailed information regarding Recreation Center operations including hours of operations, reservation processes, field reservations, and more will be located on the Iredell County Parks and Recreation Webpage at www.iredellparksandrec.com.  

The following information will remain in place:

General Considerations

  • Physical distancing (6 ft minimum) should be observed in public 
  • Limit gatherings to less than 25 people indoors in Community Centers, and 50 people outdoors (maintain physical distancing).  The capacity at the Recreation Center will be restricted based on the Executive Order 163.  In order to achieve proper social distancing, we will admit nineteen people on the first floor fitness center and twenty-five people in the gymnasium.  
  • Face masks are required inside county buildings, unless participating in exercise
  • Do not engage in activities that require physical or shared contact, or use of shared surfaces (such as sports equipment, etc.)
  • Dispose of trash properly, or take it with you when you leave
  • Use of park properties or amenities is considered “Use At Your Own Risk”. While there is mitigation guidance, social recommendations, and some sanitizing procedures in place, transmission can still occur 

We appreciate your understanding, patience, and cooperation!

For more information, contact the Iredell County Park and Recreation Department at 704-878-3103

OPEN

Park Properties:

  • Iredell County Recreation Center
  • Stumpy Creek Park
  • Stumpy Creek Boat Landing
  • Scotts Rosenwald Park
  • Jennings Park
  • Bigleaf Slopes Park
  • East Iredell Lions Club Community Park
  • Community Buildings (at Scotts Rosenwald Park & East Iredell Lions Club Community Park)- Max 25 people

Playgrounds
Courts
Park Restrooms
Park Trails
Park Fields and Open Spaces (groups must have reservations and approval prior to use)

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

  • Water Fountains
  • Indoor Basketball Courts
  • Travel Day Trips
  • Athletic Leagues/Games (see Athletic Announcements for specific details)
  1. May Announcements
  2. March Announcements

Phase 1 Announcement (PDF)

Phase 2 Continuation - Athletics Announcement (PDF)

Updates Regarding Phase 1 Reopening Plans

Effective Monday, May 11, the Iredell County Parks & Recreation Department will be making the following changes, in accordance with allowances provided by the Phase 1 Implementation Plan issued by the State. 

The following changes will apply:

  • Park Restrooms and Water Fountains will reopen to the public
  • Usage fees for the Stumpy Creek Boat Landing will be reinstated

The following information will remain in place:

General Considerations

  • Physical distancing (6 ft minimum) should be observed in public.
  • Limit gatherings to less than 10 people
  • Face masks are recommended as much as possible.
  • Do not engage in activities that require physical or shared contact, or use of shared surfaces (such as playgrounds, sports equipment, etc.
  • Dispose of trash properly, or take it with you when you leave
  • Please respect areas or amenities of the park that are not currently available for use (playgrounds, courts), and do not attempt to use these or remove signage/fencing
  • Use of park properties or amenities is considered “Use At Your Own Risk”. While there is mitigation guidance, social recommendations, and sanitizing procedures in place, transmission can still occur. 
  • Interactions with public patrons and Iredell County staff will be by appointment only. We are not able to accept walk-in visitors at offices or buildings. Please contact the department or staff directly if you need assistance.

Open

  • Park Properties: Stumpy Creek Park, Stumpy Creek Boat Landing (fees charged), Scotts Rosenwald Park, Jennings Park, Bigleaf Slopes Park, East Iredell Lions Club Community Park
  • Park Trails
  • Park open spaces and fields (no organized groups/teams, or groups larger than 10 people)

Temporarily Closed

  • Facilities: Iredell County Recreation Center, Community Building (Scotts Rosenwald Park, East Iredell Lions Club)
  • Amenities: Playgrounds, Courts
  • Programs, Trips, Classes
    • ICPRD will not be hosting in-person Summer Camps for the month of June. July has not been determined at this time. Take-home activity “Camp Kits” will be available for the month of June.
    • Spring Sports and Athletic Leagues have been cancelled at this time
    • Adult Day Trips are currently cancelled
    • Group reservations for shelters or other park amenities are not permitted through the month of May

We appreciate your understanding, patience, and cooperation!

For more information, contact the Iredell County Park and Recreation Department at 704-878-3103. 

Recreation Staff Contacts

Contact Person Title Phone Email
ICPRD Phone- Main Recreation Center Front Desk 704-878-3103 icprd@co.iredell.nc.us
Michelle Hepler Director 704-878-3107 mhepler@co.iredell.nc.us
Jen Winters Assistant Director 704-878-3106 jwinters@co.iredell.nc.us
James Huffman Recreation Center Manager 704-832-2360 james.huffman@co.iredell.nc.us
Daniel Taylor Athletic Programs Director 704-878-3104 daniel.taylor@co.iredell.nc.us
Kim Goodin Recreation Program Specialist 
(Adults & Special Events)
704-832-2353 kgoodin@co.iredell.nc.us
Katie Barr Recreation Program Specialist
(Youth & Outdoor Programs)
704-832-2326 katie.barr@co.iredell.nc.us
Haley Joyner Recreation Program Specialist (General) 704-838-1202 haley.joyner@co.iredell.nc.us
Ronda Benfield Recreation Center Assistant 704-878-3103 ronda.benfield@co.iredell.nc.us
Stacy McGlamery Administrative Assistant 704-878-3103 stacy.mcglamery@co.iredell.nc.us
Marty Haneline Field Maintenance Specialist 704-878-3104 marty.haneline@co.iredell.nc.us
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Iredell-Statesville School Statements

3/20/20: Coronavirus Update (PDF), includes campus closures for non-essential staff starting 3/23/20

3/16/20: Coronavirus Update (PDF), includes Spring Break extended through 3/20/20 and Remote Learning starting 3/23/20

3/12/20: In conjunction with the decision made by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and Iredell County, Iredell-Statesville Schools administration has suspended all interscholastic athletics. This includes all middle and high school workouts, skill development, practices, and contests as well as all recreation based athletic sporting events on school properties as of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. Our district will continue to monitor the federal, state, and local health guidance regarding COVID-19 and keep you updated with any further decisions that will be made.