Phased Reopening of Parks & Recreation Facilities!

Updated May 29, 2020
Beginning June 1, 2020 the City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department will be entering into Phase 1A of its reopening plan. Operations will follow the protocol set forth by local authorities.

During Phase 1A all programming will resume. Programming, including classes, camps, leagues, tournaments and events, will have increased sanitation of equipment, and participants and spectators will be asked to honor social distancing when possible. We recommend that the number of customers at sporting and rental events is limited to help follow social distancing guidelines. League and program directors will be in contact with participants about specific program details. If you have a rental at a Parks & Recreation facility, please contact the facility supervisor to learn about additional guidelines for your rental.

All facilities and outdoor amenities, including playgrounds & skate parks, are open (see aquatic facility exceptions below). Indoor facilities will continue to have increased sanitation and games will be allowed. Outdoor amenities will be sanitized on a limited basis. We ask that customers honor social distancing when possible.

Cape Splash and Central Municipal Pool will open in June. River Walking & Preschool Playtime will start on June 1 at Cape Splash, and public hours will begin on Monday, June 8. Cape Splash will have limited capacity and a reduction in hours during the month of June. Central Municipal Pool will open mid-June at a limited capacity and a reduction in hours. Check our website for Central Municipal Pool opening date in the coming weeks. Cape Splash details can be found here.  

Customers should acknowledge that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 when entering a public facility, and participation is at your own risk. If you have been sick in the past two weeks, avoid entry into public facilities. We recommend customers wear masks.  General Parks & Recreation Department contact information is as follows: 573-339-6340 |

Facility & Program Guidelines:

- As you enter public facilities, you acknowledge that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19, and that you are participating at your own risk.
- If you have been sick in the past two weeks, PLEASE AVOID ENTRY INTO PUBLIC FACILITIES.
- Please keep 6 feet social distancing when possible.
- We advise that you wear protective face covering.
- Our staff has enhanced sanitation efforts. We ask that you practice proper sanitation as well. You take full responsibility for sanitation of your hands and anything you touch. 
Youth Classes Guidelines
Cape Splash Facility Guidelines
Please speak with your league director for more guidelines for specific leagues.

Programming Changes & Cancellations

Below is a list of program changes due to COVID-19. Please note that all dates are subject to changes. Programs are listed in alphabetical order. (LAST UPDATED: 6/3/20 11:00 a.m.)

Botanical Gardens Trip - This trip has been postponed. Contact:

Health & Wellness Seminar - Supplements A-Z - Rescheduled for Tuesday, June 16. Contact:

Junior Golf (summer session 1) - The first summer session will be held on Wednesdays from June 3 - July 8. Contact:

Learn to Swim Session 1 - Session 1 has been canceled. Sessions 2 & 3 are on as scheduled.

Municipal Band Summer Concert Series - (Updated 5/12/20) The summer concert series will now begin in July. Follow the @CapeMunicipalBand Facebook page for details.

Patti's Trip - Trip is postponed until further notice. Contact:

Spring Garage Sale - (Updated 5/1/20) Lottery booth drawing date is June 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Osage Centre. Garage sale is now scheduled for July 18, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Osage Centre. Contact:

S.T.A.R. Summer BBQ (June) - Canceled. Contact:

Start Smart Baseball - (Updated 4/30/20) Registration deadline is now May 4 with the class held on Tuesdays from June 2 - July 7. Contact:

Phase 2 Facility & Program Guidelines