The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes in everyone’s personal lives as well as how the City of Manassas Park has been conducting operations over the last several months. As COVID-19 continues to pose challenges to our City, DPR will work hard to assist the community through need based initiatives that directly aid those residents currently facing obstacles brought on by the pandemic.
Due to the overwhelming demand from MPCS families over the last month, and in order to support those parents who are unable to stay home with their children due to work obligations, the Department of Parks and Recreation is scheduled to provide a social distanced virtual learning program at the Manassas Park Community Center, starting as soon as September 28th. In order for this program to begin, we must receive at least 20 MPCS student participants. Once we reach that minimum student number, the Community Center will suspend standard operation, and close down to the general public for safety precautions. Upon closing the community center, department staff will be refocused on fully supporting socially distanced virtual learning assistance, food delivery to at risk resident’s, ongoing cleaning/sanitation procedures, facility set up/tear down, and social distancing support at City Hall.
If we reach the 20 person minimum in the next few days, the community center will close this coming Monday, September 28th. If we do not meet the minimum this week, the community center will remain open to the public until further notice. We will assess operational status on a week to week basis and provide an update on the possible closure of the community center no later than the Friday before the socially distanced virtual learning program begins.
If you are interested in enrolling your child/ren in the socially distanced virtual learning program or would like more information, please apply here: https://mpdpr.com/3hGdVav