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Important Announcement

VRD FACILITIES CLOSED; ALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 16

Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.

 

700 South Frontage Road East, Vail, CO 81657 

970-479-2280 | Fax 970-479-2281 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Ford Park/Athletic Fields Parking

At Ford Park, we have multiple fields for softball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby and football. Here, we conduct most of our sports camps and adult sports leagues. It is also often the center for tournaments, such as the Vail Lacrosse Tournament and 3v3 Soccer Tournament. On Vail Valley Drive, we have a soccer/football field with goalposts, along with sand volleyball courts. At Donovan Park, we have an additional playing field.

DIRECTIONS TO FORD PARK

From the Frontage Road:

Via the East Vail bus from the Transportation Center, get off at the Ford Park stop. If driving, from the main Vail roundabout (I-70 exit 176), proceed on South Frontage Road East .9 mile to Ford Park. Park here. Follow the parking lot west to the fields.

From Vail Valley Drive:

Take the Golf Course bus from the Transportation Center, get off at the Soccer Field stop. Walk west along Vail Valley Drive until you see stairs on the right leading down to the river. At the bridge, cross, go right, and follow the path uphill. At the fork, go left past the Tennis Center to the fields. If walking from Golden Peak, proceed east on Vail Valley Drive about five minutes until you see stairs and the path down to the river on your left.

DIRECTIONS TO SOCCER FIELD AT VAIL VALLEY DRIVE

Via the Golf Course bus from the Transportation Center, get off at the Soccer Field stop. By car, from the main Vail roundabout (I-70 exit 176), take South Frontage Road East heading toward Vail Village Parking Structure. Drive past the structure to the stop sign for Vail Valley Drive. Turn right. Follow Vail Valley Drive down the hill, past Golden Peak, and past the Northwoods Condominiums. The Soccer Field entrance is immediately on the right.

DIRECTIONS TO FIELD AT DONOVAN PARK

Via the West Vail Green bus from the Transportation Center, get off at the Cascade Village stop. Walk west along South Frontage Road West .4 mile to Donovan Park. By car, from the main Vail roundabout (I-70 exit 176), take South Frontage Road West. Proceed 1.9 miles, past Lionshead and the Vail Cascade Resort, to Donovan Park on the left.