Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Updates

Masks Required At City Facilities Beginning Fri., July 10 (Updated July 13, 2020 to reflect the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center's Facial Covering Order)

PUBLIC NOTICE: Effective open of business Monday, July 13, masks/facial coverings will be required for visitors (ages 9 & over) to enter City facilities due to a rapid rise in COVID-19 positive cases. Spectators, renters & customers doing business at administrative offices will be required to wear a mask at all indoor facilities: A. C. Brase Arena, 4-H Exhibit Hall, Jaycee Golf Course Pro Shop, Osage Centre, Shawnee Park Center & SportsPlex. Masks will be required to enter manned, outdoor facilities including parks and aquatic facilities (Cape Splash & Central Municipal Pool), but not required for customers engaged in physical activity or who are able to social distance.

See below for specific details for each facility. We ask that all visitors to our facilities be kind to customer service staff who work to make our facilities a safe environment for all.

A.C. Brase Arena – Masks are required when conducting business at the Parks & Recreation Main Office, or when renting the facility for private functions. This also applies to the 4-H Exhibit Hall.

Cape Splash & Central Municipal Pool – Masks are required to enter the facility, but not required nor allowed in the water. Masks are required in concession lines or in the restroom unless you are able to social distance from other family units. Staff who are able to social distance such as lifeguards, will not need to wear a mask.

Jaycee Municipal Golf Course – Masks are required when conducting business in the Pro Shop. Masks are not required while out on the course if you are in a cart that has the plastic divider, and if you can social distance while out on the course.

Osage Centre, Shawnee Park Center & SportsPlex – Masks are required when conducting business at the front desk or office, while being a spectator, and when renting a facility for private functions. Masks are not required while playing sports or exercising in a fitness room or group fitness class. Please practice social distancing in fitness rooms and group fitness classes. Masks will not be required in any designated eating areas, but will be required while in concession lines & when ordering.

Shawnee & Arena Park Sports Complex (outdoor ballfields) – Masks will be required to enter the facility and if you are not able to social distance such as in the restroom or in line at the concession stand. Players/Coaches/Officials while engaged in the physical activity will not be required to wear a mask.

New Lorimier Cemetery Office. – Masks are required to conduct business. Masks are not required outside if you are able to social distance.

Parks and Recreation Programming – Staff & patrons will be required to wear a mask with the exception of those conducting physical activities.

We appreciate your compliance with these protocols and we know how challenging these times are so let’s pitch in to help keep everyone as safe as possible so we can still enjoy our parks and programs!

For more information on these protocols, please contact any facility listed above, or call our Parks & Recreation Main Office at 573.339.6340.  



COVID Facility Guidelines