Recreation and Parks FAQs



Is the Hopewell Community Center Open?

No.  The Community Center will remain closed until further notice.  All functions of the Community Center will be suspended until the building reopens.



Will my monthly or annual Community Center membership be extended for the closure?

Yes.  Recreation and Parks staff will work with affected customers to ensure that no membership time is lost as a result of the closure.



Will the recycling bin at the Community Center be open?

Yes.  You may still recycle appropriate materials at the bin located at the Community Center.  Please practice safe hygiene when visiting the facility. 



Are programs and events still happening?

No.  All programs, classes, and events have been postponed.  Updates and additional details will be shared on the Recreation and Parks facebook page and at


Will the Respite Program still take place?

No.  The Respite Program has been cancelled until further notice.  Registered participants will be contacted with additional information.  Meals will not be delivered to program participants.



Will youth soccer, baseball, or softball still take place?

No. All youth athletic programs have been postponed until further notice.  Registered participants will be notified with additional details as conditions change.



Can I still have my event at the Community Center/Park?

All Community Center rentals and picnic pavilion rentals have been cancelled until March 30, 2020.  Recreation and Park staff will work with customers to reschedule.  If rescheduling is not possible, a refund will be issued.  Additional events may need to be cancelled beyond March 30 as conditions continue to develop.



Are parks and playgrounds still open? 

No. Per recommendations from the National Recreation and Park Association, we are closing all public playgrounds across the city.  This includes City Park, City Point, 3 ˝ Street, Westwood, King’s Court, Arlington, Woodlawn, Mathis, Crystal Lake, and Atwater.  The playgrounds will remain closed until further notice.



Is the Hopewell Marina still open?

Yes.  The boat ramp will remain open 24 hours a day for normal use.  For marina store operations, please contact Fish Tales II by calling 541-6417.  The fishing area at the marina will also remain open.



Is the Hopewell Riverwalk still open?

Yes.  The Riverwalk is open but contact should be avoided with other visitors.  Please use the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and practice safe hygiene if you choose to use any park. 



Can I still schedule the senior transportation van to pick me up for doctor’s appointments and other personal errands?

No.  All senior transportation has been suspended.  Please contact your healthcare provider for additional details concerning transportation services and medical appointments.