Inclement Weather Policy

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For inclement weather notifications, please use the following resources:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/charlottesvilleparksandrecreation

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/CvilleRec

Inclement Weather Hotline:  434-970-3593

In weather-related emergencies, City Parks and Recreation programs, events, classes and rentals at Parks and Recreation facilities and parks will be cancelled based upon the closing decision of City of Charlottesville Public Schools. When a weather emergency occurs on a holiday and/or when schools are not in session, the City’s Communications Office will give information regarding Departmental cancellations and closings to the news media.

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation reserves the right to cancel or close in advance of City of Charlottesville Public Schools should weather and public safety conditions warrant.

IN THE CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, SEE BELOW TO SEE HOW YOUR CLASS OR ACTIVITY WILL BE AFFECTED:

IF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED ALL DAY: All Parks and Recreation programs, classes, events and rentals are cancelled. All Parks & Recreation facilities and offices will open at their regular hours except for Carver Recreation Center and Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center which will open at 10 am. All facilities will close at 5 pm.

IF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPENS TWO HOURS LATE: All Parks and Recreation programs, classes, events and rentals beginning before 10 am are cancelled; those beginning at 10 am or later will operate as scheduled. All Parks & Recreation facilities and offices will be open for normal business hours except for Carver Recreation Center and Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center which will open at 10 am.

IF CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSES TWO HOURS EARLY: All Parks and Recreation programs, classes, events and rentals beginning after Noon are cancelled; those beginning before Noon will operate as scheduled. All Parks & Recreation facilities and offices will close at 5 pm.

IF CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DO NOT DISMISS EARLY, BUT CANCEL ALL AFTER SCHOOL AND EVENING ACTIVITIES. All Parks and Recreation programs, classes, events and rentals will end at 5 pm. All Parks & Recreation facilities & offices will close at 5 pm.

IF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE CLOSES FOR BUSINESS: All Parks and Recreation programs, classes, events and rentals are cancelled. All Parks & Recreation facilities & offices will be closed for the duration that the City of closed for business.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER WHEN CITY SCHOOLS ARE NOT IN SESSION OR A NON-SCHOOL DAY; The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel programs and close facilities should weather conditions warrant. Notifications of cancellations and closings will be made through the City’s Office of Communications and will be on the City web site. Cancellation and closing information will also be posted to the Department Weather Line: 434-970-3593. Access Pass holders will be notified via e-mail.

RESCHEDULING OF CANCELLED PROGRAMS, CLASSES, EVENTS AND RENTALS: Every effort will be made to reschedule cancelled programs. Scheduling of makeup dates and times will be provided at the next regularly scheduled class session. Should makeup programs not be scheduled, participants will be provided a pro-rated refund. Rescheduling of rentals can be coordinated by contacting the Department at 434-970-3260. If no rescheduled date can be arranged, refunds of fees will be provided.