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The year 2020 has been an challenging one thus far. The e ects of the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown a wrench in our daily lives in many di erent aspects. From a parks & recreation perspective, summer planning has become more di cult but we must charge forward. As we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are still hoping to hold summer camps, open pools, groove to live music on Tuesday nights at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, shop at our Ferry Park Farmers Market, and debut our exciting new drive-in movie series. Although we are hopeful for these exciting plans, we are also prepared to make modi cations as necessary.
One silver lining that has become more apparent with the pandemic is the value and importance of our parks, trails, and open space. As most of you have probably noticed by now, they are vital to our community!!! Also on the parks front, I’d like to take the time to wish Scott Stewart from our Parks Department a happy and healthy retirement! Scott is retiring as a Maintainer II on June 30th after 40 years of dedicated service to the town of Rocky Hill. He will be sorely missed but we know he will enjoy this next chapter of his life.
Renovations to our Senior/Community Center will begin in the summer of 2020 and will limit the amount of indoor programming we o er to our customers and residents. Our sta  is working diligently to  nd alternate locations so please be on the lookout for venue changes. Our new facility is tentatively scheduled to open in the summer of 2021 – get excited!
Moving forward, we need everyone’s cooperation as we continue to plan for our town’s future. **Please note: all dates and times published for our summer schedule are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adhering to social distancing guidelines and the health of our entire community is of the utmost importance to us. The most up-to-date information will be available on our department’s website: http://registrations.rhparkrec.org.
We’re all in this together Rocky Hill!
Onward & Upward,
Craig A. Bowman
Director of Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation
Letter from the Director of Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation Department Policies
registration Process
Registration for all programs will begin
May 26 (unless otherwise noted). Registrations will be processed in the order in which they were received: Online, phone or mail. Full payment
is due at time of registration. A receipt will be E-mailed to you or printed at your request. In the event a program is full you will be placed on the wait list and noti ed.
Photo Policy
By attending or participating in a program, you give us permission to take and publish photos of you.
If you do not wish to be photographed, you must include this request in writing.
non-residents
While we do welcome non-residents to register for our programs (except where noted),
Rocky Hill residents will receive priority in the registration process. An additional non-resident fee may be applicable.
Payment
n Payment may be by check, cash, or credit card (MasterCard, VISA and Discover).
n Mail-in registrations may not include cash.
n All checks should be made payable to: “Town of Rocky Hill.”
n Returned checks are subject to a $20 service charge.
Financial Assistance
Funding is set aside to assist Rocky Hill families that require  nancial help in registering for programs. For further information and an application, please contact the Human Services Department, 860-258-2799.
refund Policy
As Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation strives to provide excellent customer service, we make all attempts to provide top-quality programs at reasonable costs. Program costs are based
on participation numbers.
n If a program is cancelled by Rocky Hill Parks &
Recreation, a full refund will be given. n Registration may be cancelled up to 5
business days prior to a program starting date. EXCEPT NO REFUNDS on tickets, trips, or pool passes.
n No refunds will be given once a program has begun, unless a doctor’s note is submitted excusing absence.
n Absolutely no refunds will be given for any used portion of a program.
n All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee. Anyone registered for our programs multiple sessions (i.e. Summer Camp), the fee would apply to each individual session (7 weeks x 10 = $70) per child.
n When a program is run by a third party vendor (i.e. Mad Science, Skyhawks, etc.) no refunds will be given 5 business days prior to start of the program.
n Your refund will be communicated to you at the time of cancellation.
Program / event cancellations
Throughout the year, programs and/or events may be cancelled for a variety of reasons
such as but not limited to: weather, facility maintenance, unforeseen circumstances... In the event of a cancellation, it is at the discretion of the Parks & Recreation Department to feasibly decide if programs / events will have the capability of being re-scheduled.
cancellations Due to weather
In terms of inclement weather cancellations, our department follows the BOE school cancellation decision. In the event of:
n Delayed Openings: all Parks & Recreation
activities scheduled before 11:00am will be
cancelled.
n Early Dismissals: all Parks & Recreation
activities scheduled after 3:00pm will be
cancelled.
n Full Day Cancellation: all Parks & Recreation
activities will be cancelled for the entire day. Please be sure to check our registration website:
www.rockyhillct.gov/parkrec to  nd the current status of our program/events. Make sure you register for email alerts from our department, or call our front o ce: 860-258-2772 to  nd out further details.
stay connected!
In the event of any program cancellations, be sure to follow your local news stations (WFSB, NBC 30, Fox 61, News Channel 8) along with our online sources:
n RegistrationWebsite: registrations.rhparkrec.org
n Facebook: www.facebook.com/rhparksrec n Twitter: www.twitter.com/rhparksrec
n Instagram: www.instagram.com/rhparksrec
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