Covid 19 Q&A


Updated 5/18/21
The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department continues to monitor the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  The health, safety and well-being of our residents, participants, families and staff is of utmost importance, and we are keeping that in the forefront of our decisions on programming and facility use.  See below for current information.


1. Are parks, trails, playgrounds and open spaces open?

Yes, City parks, trails, and playgrounds are open. Shared surfaces are not sanitized.

2. Is the Ice Arena open?

Yes. No spectators allowed for practices, with the exception of one parent for U8 and under. Three spectators per player allowed for games, no more than 250 spectators allowed in each rink at one time. Siblings allowed, but must remain with parent at all times. All spectators must be pre-registered with the group renting the ice time. The indoor walking track is open to adults Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Starting May 28, there will be no restrictions.

3. Are the Community Gyms open?
Yes. Face coverings are required through the end of the school year. No spectators allowed for youth practices, with the exception of one parent for youth 8 and under. For youth games, two spectators are allowed per player, with no more than 150 spectators allowed in the building at one time. All spectators must be pre-registered with the group renting the gym time. Spectators for adult activities are not allowed. As of May 28, the indoor capacity limits will be lifted.

4. Will the new Aquatic Park be open this summer?
The Aquatic Park is opening June 5.

5. Are Programs and Classes being held?
Yes. In-person programming, virtual programs and activity packs continue to be offered. For specific program information, talk to on-site instructors or call the Parks and Recreation office.

9. How can I stay informed about City actions?
Updates from the City of New Hope will be posted on the City website. Sign up for email updates through to stay informed.