Program Cancellations

Summer Programs Cancellation Announcement!

After much discussion and deliberation regarding the COVID-19 situation, the City has made the difficult decision to cancel all summer programs offered through the Fitchburg Recreation Department. In addition, the splash pad located at McKee Farms Park will remain closed for the 2020 season.  The Parks and Rec Dept is truly disappointed that we will not be able to offer programming opportunities to the community this summer, however the safety of our participants and customers is of highest importance.  We look forward to serving you again in the future. Stay Well!

The Decision to Cancel

The Fitchburg Recreation Department wants you to be safe and have quality facilities for your sport league, class, or special event. Therefore, when determining whether to cancel an event due to weather conditions we ask ourselves the following questions:
  • Is it safe for our patrons and staff to travel to our facilities for the scheduled activities?
  • Is it safe for patrons to participate in our scheduled activity given the facility's current and anticipated condition?
  • Can the facility accommodate the scheduled activity without sustaining damage?
If the answer to one or more of these questions is no, then we will cancel the activity. If all questions can be answered with yes, the activity will remain on as scheduled.

Why 4 p.m. (Weekdays) & 8 a.m. (Weekends)

The program cancellation web page and cancellation hotline (608-270-4280) is generally not updated before 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends. The reason for this policy is that we give the weather and our staff the benefit of the doubt that our facilities may be readied.

The only exception to this policy is when we are using a school district facility and school is called off due to weather. In this case, our programs are automatically cancelled.