Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Facilities Respond to County's 'Critical' Status
Recreation center, Sportsplex, other parks limiting activities through Oct. 2 following CCHD recommendation
In response to the Christian County Health Department’s recent announcement regarding the
area’s “critical” status – related to an uptick in COVID-19 cases – the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation
Department announced a facility modification plan Thursday that will immediately cease or begin limiting activities.
The Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex, Thomas Street Recreation Center and Tie Breaker Athletic Park
will only remain open for walking until CCHD modifies its recommendation, which is currently targeted as Friday,
Oct. 2. No other organized competition, tournaments, open gym sessions, events, practices, classes or birthday
parties will be offered until that time.
The Hopkinsville Dog Park and Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail, and their correlating restroom facilities, will
remain open with no changes. All other parks, playgrounds, disc golf courses and green spaces will be closed,
similar to Phase 1 of Hoptown Parks and Recreation’s re-opening plan from back on June 1.
“As we continuously stress throughout the planning and execution of all community events and facilities, the health
and safety of our visitors and local residents is paramount,” said Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent
Tab Brockman. “We continue to be good stewards during the pandemic, especially when it comes to heeding the
advice and guidance of Kayla Bebout and her entire team at the health department, and we want to respect their
wishes and recommendations.”
The Sportsplex was slated to begin a new season of its Indoor Turf Soccer League on Sunday, but those games have
been postponed until after Oct. 2. Coaches should contact Tony Henson at 270-985-1700 for revised schedules. The
Plex and Rec Center will also not allow pick-up basketball, volleyball, soccer or pickleball games or classes.
Parks and Recreation does plan to proceed with the final film of the summer in its free Movies in the Park series,
which was already scheduled to conclude Oct. 3 with “Indian in the Cupboard” at Trail of Tears Park. Continue to
follow the Parks social media pages (@HoptownParks) for updates pertaining to specific events.
For more questions, call 270-887-4290 or email email@example.com.