Update on Town of Yountville Community Events and Programs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 25, 2020
Contact: Samantha Holland, Parks and Recreation Director
Subject: Update on Town of Yountville Community Events and Programs
As we head into July, your Parks & Recreation Department and Town staff have been actively reviewing, tracking and researching if and when we can resume some events and activities. As you know, the COVID-19 Pandemic is still very active. As our communities reopen with guidance from Public Health and testing continues to be more widely available and accessible, we will see cases rise. We are learning that our best defense is to wear a face covering anytime you are out in public and near anyone who doesn’t live in your immediate household (This includes friends, extended family and neighbors), not gathering with people outside of your household and hand hygiene. We know that gathering = virus spread. When around close friends and family, we tend to relax and forget to practice distancing and wear face coverings.
As we analyze the programs and events that would typically make up a summer here in Yountville, we are forced to make some difficult decisions based on Public Health Guidance. Our focus is the health and safety of our residents. We understand that these are challenging times and that some of our residents may be feeling the effects of isolation. We encourage you to reach out and be added to our weekly call list where staff check in and chat for a bit. We can also share information about our online classes and groups and even assist with getting you up and running with your iPad, Phone or Computer to use those online resources. We are offering 17 online classes and groups right now and are looking to expand that offering with more classes starting in September!
As we continue to adapt to the changing world we are living in, just know that we are here for you! The programs and services might look different, but we are here, working each day to keep you healthy and connected in Yountville. Reach out if you have questions or ideas!
Here is an update on the status of our summer events and programs as well as our parks & facilities:
4th of July Fireworks: Cancelled
Movies in the Park Series: Cancelled for 2020. Working on a Drive-In Concept but this is still pending.
Music in the Park Series: Cancelled for 2020. Working on a possible Virtual Series of Events.
July is Parks & Rec Month:
- Fitness Fridays Cancelled.
- 7/13 Bubble Party Cancelled
- 7/19 National Ice Cream Day Event Cancelled
- 7/7 POPSICLES ON THE PLAZA STILL BEING OFFERED – Please stop by the Community Center Plaza from 2 – 3 PM for a free popsicle! Wear your face covering, socially distance, pick up your popsicle and enjoy on your walk/drive home as we cannot gather in the plaza!
8 Weeks of Summer Series: Cancelled for 2020
Annual Camp Out: Cancelled for 2020
Zumba, Jazzercise & Yoga Fitness Classes: Working to restart with modifications in August
Other Classes and Programs: We continue offering Golden Ticket Virtual Classes. Please call 944-8712 to get information on how to sign up! All in person classes are on hold for the summer.
Residents BASH: Gathering will not occur. Event will pivot to support our businesses. More info to come.
Excursions: All planned for summer are cancelled.
Camp Y-Ville: Operating in Small Groups from Community Center and NCOE Building at School Site.
Parks, Trail, Courts: All Parks, Trails/Paths and Sports Courts are open to the public for use at your own risk and while practicing social distancing.
Outdoor Fitness Equipment: Open at Vineyard Park. Please follow posted requirements for use.
Playgrounds: Remained Closed until guidance and allowance is given by State and Local Public Health Authorities.
Public Restrooms: Public Restrooms are available at Veterans Memorial Park, Vineyard Park, Town Hall Porch and Yountville Community Park. Restrooms are cleaned and sanitized once each day.
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Town of Yountville – Town Offices Open by Appointment Only, Staff Still At Work
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Town of Yountville offices are closed to the public except by limited appointment basis, but we are continuing to support essential needs and provide services. By modifying service delivery methods, using social distancing, and offering assistance and services over the phone and online, we can do our part to minimize COVID-19 exposure to Town staff and the public. Most services including building permit applications, water bill payment and information & resources on COVID-19 are available online at www.townofyountville.com or call (707) 944-8851 for assistance.