• Welcome Back, Burlington Recreation!

    March 20, 2021

    The city’s recreation division returned to work in March 2021 and looks forward to presenting programs adapted to our current state guidelines. Yes, we will offer recreation programs starting June 1, 2021! You can expect them to look different, with specific updates listed for you below.

    Parks maintenance staff has continued their work mostly uninterrupted since last March. And still, positive changes are in the works—both for what’s happening in our city parks and our recreation programming. Read on!
     

    City Parks, Trails, Playfields and Play Structures are Open

    The city’s priority is protecting the health and safety of our visitors. Always follow public health guidelines when visiting Burlington parks and facilities.

    • Park restrooms remain open to public use, approximately 7 am to 9 pm.
    • Picnic shelters and play structures are open for use at your own risk.
    • Shelter rental reservations are not currently available.
    • Tennis courts and basketball courts (at Maiben Park) are open.
    • Sand volleyball courts (at Rotary Park) are open. The nets are up!
    • Bring your own water – drinking fountains remain off until further notice
    • Tjeerdsma Boat Launch is open (unless river flood levels mandate closure).
    • Skate park (at Rotary Park) is open, with lights on until 9 pm.
    • Spray park (at Maiben Park) will not be operational this summer.
    • Frisbee golf (at Skagit River Park, near Whitmarsh Practice Fields) is open dawn to dusk.
    • Horseshoe Pits (at Skagit River Park, at Whitmarsh Picnic Shelter) are open. 
    • R/C Track (at Skagit River Park) club racing organized through NORA is in the works to resume racing in April 2021.
    • R/C off-road track is open for public use.
    • Athletic field rentals are available for limited use.
    • League sports have resumed, including baseball, softball, football, soccer and lacrosse. Catch a game at Skagit River Park or Rotary Park, weekends and some week nights.
    • The city is not accepting tournament applications until State guidance offers more certainty about a potential timeline for the return of these event types.
    • The city is not accepting special event applications until State guidance offers more clarity about a potential timeline for the return of these event types.
    • Indoor facility rentals are not currently available.
    • Picnic shelters are available for use, although shelter rental reservations are not currently an option.

    Recreation Programs Resume June 2021

    The city’s recreation division returned to work in March and looks forward to presenting programs adapted to our current state guidelines. Some of our beloved programs will not happen this year, while others will be added in or modified for participation. 
    • Yes, Burlington-Edison Youth Soccer is scheduled for Fall 2021.
    • Registration and program timing will be similar to years’ past. Divisions serve children age 5 to 14.
    • Registration opens first week of May.
    • For soccerprogram information and updates, visit the BEYS website, follow @BurlingtonEdisonYouthSoccer on Facebook or sign up to receive registration alerts for the soccer program
    • Recreation programs in Burlington resume June 2021. Program details will follow in the coming weeks.
    • Registration opens first week of May.
    • All-Comers Track Meets, KidQuest Summer Camps, and Burlington Summer Nights concerts will not be offered in 2021.
    • Berry Dairy Days (June 2021) and the Pumpkin Pitch (Sept 2021), Burlington’s annual celebrations, will look different this year but remain similar in spirit. 
    • For more recreation program information and updates, follow @BurlingtonParksandRec on Facebook or peruse the online recreation program catalog

    The Parks and Recreation office remains closed to the public. Please conduct business by phone at (360) 755-9649, email or via the city website when possible.