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Inclement Weather Policy
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Separate Recreation and Parks Buildings [inclement-weather]
Weekdays – If schools are closed by snow, ice or other severe weather conditions all day or before regular dismissal time, all activities (programs and meetings) scheduled for that day or evening will be cancelled.
Weekends/School Holidays – Recreation programs will close or be cancelled within one hour of the implementation of the snow emergency plan. See extended closing for separate recreation buildings to determine when a site may reopen.
Extended Closings – If schools remain closed beyond one day or if closing occurred on a weekend or school holiday, separate recreation facilities may reopen if: the snow emergency plan is lifted and parking lots and sidewalks are clear Final approval for opening will be determined by the Community Supervisor or designated representative.
School Recreation Centers
Weekdays – Whenever schools are closed by snow, ice or other severe weather conditions all day or before the regular dismissal time, all activities (programs and meetings) scheduled for that afternoon or evening would be cancelled. The use of the school facility will proceed according to schedule the day following the early closing unless schools remain closed because of continued inclement weather conditions.
Weekends/School Holidays – In the event of any significant accumulation of snow and/or ice when schools is not in session, recreation programs will be cancelled whenever the snow emergency plan is in effect. When the snow emergency plan is lifted, school parking lots and sidewalks are clear and safe, a Baltimore County Public Schools representative from the Office of Operations will contact the Department’s Chief of Recreation Services to authorize the resumption of recreation activity. The Chief, or representative, will contact local staff to inform them when schools are available for activities.
Extended Closings – If schools are closed for longer than three days and the snow emergency plan has been lifted, a Baltimore County Public School representative from the Office of Operations will contact the Department’s Chief of Recreation Services to discuss the resumption of activities as school parking lots and sidewalks become clear and safe. The Chief of Recreation Services, or representative, will contact local staff to inform them when a school is available for activities to resume.
Please contact the Catonsville Recreation and Parks Office at 410-887-0959. The Department is registered with WBAL (1090 AM) Radio. Staff and participants are advised to listen for updated information.