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  • If you are here, you have heard about our fabulous new website. Want to register for any of our programs or purchase tickets for special events?  All users must create a new account, as the old site info is no longer valid.  Make yours today!
  • To state the obvious: by now, you are aware of the COVID-19 virus and how it is affecting every aspect of our lives.  Your recreation department is not immune (pun intended) from these impacts.  The nature of what motivates us as recreation professionals and volunteers is our drive and desire to bring people together in our communities.  From the lowlands of Leicester to the swamps of Sudbury, spanning gullies of Goshen and the wetlands of Whiting, the Brandon Rec department is committed to serving all of our patrons great and small, young and “not as young” with quality, fun and safe programming.  The health care experts have determined that the best way slow the transmission of the virus is to limit our ability to gather in groups by maintaining social distancing. This makes the act of facilitating face-to-face community gatherings via sports, the arts or special events nearly impossible. BUT, your rec department welcomes this challenge! Over the next couple of days and weeks, we will be rolling out initiatives that will encourage folks to be safely engaged in fun activities while we wait out the disruption that this unprecedented event has caused.
    • Planning for our delayed spring and our eventual summer and fall programming continues. There will be online and telephonic meet-ups for committees working on some old and new community events.
    • Online gaming opportunities and social groups related to carefully crafted community experiences as small groups whose successes can be shared virtually by posting in groups (Think scavenger/treasurer hunts/geo caching etc..)
    We are working to maintain and strengthen our connections with each other in creative ways while respecting the limitations of the social distancing that we are all practicing to keep ourselves safe.
    We live in an amazingly generous, resilient and creative community; the success that we have had and will build upon, with our diversity of ways in which we recreate, reflects that truth. Please do reach out via email or phone with any ideas, questions, comments that you have.
     
    Bill Moore, Director
    Colleen Wright, Assistant Director
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    COVID-19 Brandon Parks Update
     
    As the weather gets nicer it is a perfect time for a reminder of what social distancing means for your recreation and our collective health. The “Stay at Home, Stay Safe” order by the Governor Phil Scott was clear about limiting activities outside of the home.  One of the essential reasons for leaving the home pertains to limited exercise.   The Governor rightfully trusts our abilities as smart Vermonters to apply our common sense when recreating and doing our part to keep each other safe. There are many outdoor activities that provide the opportunity to maintain the social distancing guidelines (AT LEAST 6 feet apart) such as walking, biking, hiking, jogging, running, fishing and hunting. All can be practiced in ways that limits the types of physical contact that spreads the virus.
     
    The harsh reality is that outdoor activities in which people from outside of your family unit (or people with whom you do not live) are sharing/touching an object that is passed back and forth, or occupying the same 6 foot space, or touching/sitting/playing on the same surface are not within the bounds of that order.  If you are using a public court or field to recreate, please only do so with the people with whom you live. We may need move to a court reservation system if this becomes difficult for folks to manage.
     
    The National Institutes for Health has released information about how the COVID-19 virus is still detectable on plastic and stainless steel for 2-3 days. Because of this reality and the fact that we do not have the ability to disinfect the entirety of the structures between each families’ use, we must close the playground structures at Seminary Hill Park and Estabrook Park until further notice. At this time, we will not be erecting fences or putting up tape or cones. Signs with this information will be posted at both parks and around town and we will rely on folks to exercise common sense in this regard. Brandon is an amazing community and when given the chance we go above and beyond in our efforts to support each other. The park situation is no different and collectively we will do the things we need to do to help keep each other healthy and safe.
    Bill Moore, Recreation Director
    Physical Distancing in Public Park and Trails
    • Please refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
    • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
    • Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
    • While on trails, warn other users of your presence and step aside to let others pass.
    • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space

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