Covid 19 Q&A


Updated 09/13/21
The New Hope Parks and Recreation Department continues to monitor the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  The health, safety and well-being of our residents, participants, families and staff is of utmost importance, and we are keeping that in the forefront of our decisions on programming and facility use.  See below for current information.


1. Are parks, trails, playgrounds and open spaces open?

Yes, City parks, trails, and playgrounds are open. Shared surfaces are not sanitized.

2. Is the Ice Arena open?

Yes. Masks are recommended for anyone who is not fully vaccinated.

3. Are the Community Gyms open?
Yes. Masks are required when entering and exiting the building and when not actively participating in an athletic program.

4. School District #281 Mask Mandate
The Robbinsdale School District requires that all individuals ages 2 and older wear a mask while inside their facilities. The Gymnastics program, which is held at Sandburg Middle School, will follow this requirement. Individuals must wear a mask while entering and exiting the facility and when not actively participating in the program (waiting their turn).

5. Are Programs and Classes being held?
Yes. In-person programming and activity packs continue to be offered. For indoor classes and programs, masks are recommended if not fully vaccinated. See #4 (above) for policy on programs held at Robbinsdale School District facilities. For specific program information, talk to on-site instructors or call the Parks and Recreation office.

9. How can I stay informed about City actions?
Updates from the City of New Hope will be posted on the City website. Sign up for email updates through to stay informed.