Inclement Weather Policy-Recreation Programs

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – Recreation Programs

INDOOR FACILITY CLOSURES/CANCELLATIONS

WINTER

If the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect, all programs in schools are cancelled.

If the Snow Emergency Plan goes into effect during a scheduled event, all events are canceled.

If the Snow Emergency  Plan is not in effect, the following procedures apply:

WEEKDAYS: During the school year, if schools have been closed, all programs in schools are canceled.  If schools are dismissed early, all evening programs are canceled.

WEEKENDS: The Recreation Manager/designee will make and disseminate official decisions cancellations of programs due to extremely inclement weather according to weather predictions or other emergencies.

NOTIFICATIONS:  In the event a decision is made by the Recreation Manager/designee to cancel or delay the start of recreation programs, the following will be adhered to:

1.      Designee will notify the staff, coaches, etc.

2.      Designee will update the county hotline.

3.      Designee will place cancellation notice on the Recreation website www.parksnrec.org, and Facebook (QAC Recreation). Posts will be made by 6:30 a.m. on weekends.

SUMMER

During the summer months, a cancellation notice will be placed on the website, Facebook and hotline as soon as possible upon close notification.


OUTDOOR FACITLTY CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS

FALL/WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER

Following severe weather or heavy rains, the Department closes or restricts the use of outdoor fields.

WEEKDAYS: During the school year, a cancellation notice will be placed on the website www.parksnrec.org or Facebook by 4:00 p.m.

WEEKENDS: A cancellation notice will be made by the Department of Parks and Public Landing for field usage on the Field HOTLINE and website.

As a safety precaution, all activities must cease upon thunder and sign of lightning.  Activities may be resumed only after a 30 minute delay beyond the last of sign of lightning or sound of thunder.

HOT WEATHER RESTRICTIONS

Please check our website www.parksnrec.org or Facebook (QAC Recreation) for restriction on outdoor use due to hot weather.

PARENTAL DISCRETION

Parents and guardians are encouraged to use their own discretion whether to allow their child to participate under questionable weather-related conditions. When in doubt, sit it out.

Please check our website or Facebook (QAC Recreation) for cancellation notice, after 4:00 pm on weekdays. www.parksnrec.org