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Athletic facilities, recreation centers, three libraries to open in Chesterfield

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 18:00:58-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Three library locations, several Parks and Recreation athletics fields and recreation centers and the Community Development and Utilities buildings will soon open in Chesterfield County.

Beginning on Friday, June 12, athletic fields and courts managed by Chesterfield’s Department of Parks and Recreation will open for recreational sports practices and training only.

No games, scrimmages or tournaments may be played on county-managed fields and courts without approval from the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The total number of attendees including participants, coaches and spectators of outdoor recreational sports cannot exceed the lesser of either 50% of the occupancy load on the facilities’ certificate of occupancy or 50 people in accordance with Gov. Northam’s Forward Virginia guidelines.

On Monday, June 15, the Bensley, Ettrick and Stonebridge recreation centers will reopen and operate on a weekly schedule of Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 16, the Rockwood Nature Center will reopen and operate on a weekly schedule of Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

Only select recreational programs will be available upon the initial reopening of Parks and Recreation facilities. Registration for available programs begins Monday, June 15 and may be completed online.

Several public health safeguards have been instituted at reopening Parks and Recreation facilities, including requiring facial coverings be worn indoors, designating specific doors for entry and exit, installing plexiglass protective coverings at customer service desks and more.

Central Library, Meadowdale Library and the North Courthouse Road Library will reopen to the public on Monday, June 15. Each location will operate on the following schedule:

  • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Though these three locations are reopening, all CCPL locations will continue to offer curbside services. Residents are encouraged to utilize these curbside services as well as the virtual services offered on the CCPL website.

Returns of materials are only accepted on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays, including at the three reopened locations. All returned materials are quarantined for at least 72 hours per guidelines from the Northeast Documents Conservation Center and Chesterfield County’s Department of Risk Management.

The due date for all checked-out materials has been extended to Aug. 31, and all fines have been waived through that date.

On June 15, the first-floor customer service center of the Community Development Building located at 9800 Government Center Parkway will reopen to the public. In-person services available will include the Department of Building Inspection’s and the Department of Planning’s application submittal process and general customer service counter functions.

The walk-through permit process is not available, though customers may arrange for in-person meetings with staff members by appointment. To schedule an appointment, customers are asked to contact the staff member they desire to meet with directly.

On June 15, the first-floor customer service center of the Utilities Building located at 9840 Government Center Parkway will reopen to the public. Available services will include accepting water and wastewater payments, accepting applications for new water and/or wastewater connections, establishing new services for customers moving into properties, disconnecting services for customers moving out of properties and responding to billing questions.