COVID-19 Updates

March 27th, 2020

Jamestown Parks and Recreation and OnTRAC Learning Center announces that it will be participating in the Childcare Emergency Operations Grant (CEOG) Program released on Thursday March 26, 2020 by Governor Doug Burgum and the ND Department of Human Services.   As a multi-licensed childcare center, OnTRAC Learning Center, is looking forward to meeting the childcare needs of essential service workers in our community.


The health and safety of children in our care and our staff has always been our top priority and will continue to be throughout this pandemic.  OnTRAC Learning Center will be following the Modified Operating Practices as required by the North Dakota Department of Human Services.


The CEOG Program will allow OnTRAC Learning Center to care for additional children 3 years old-5thgrade with priority given to families working in essential services such as healthcare, safety, and lifeline jobs.


Please contact Tammy Mewes, OnTRAC Learning Center Director at or 701-952-8723 to learn more about the program and/or enroll your child in this program. We will be limited in the number of children we can serve so if you need care for your child please complete enrollment as soon as possible.

March 19th, 2020

Jamestown Parks and Recreation announces it will extend the closure of all programming, rentals, permitted events and facilities except the OnTRAC Learning Center to the public following state and school district closures through March 31st and we will re-evaluate at that time. The OnTRAC Learning Center re-opened its doors to enrolled families in our licensed preschool program on Wednesday, March 18.  The Jamestown Parks and Recreation main office will remain open Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 4:30pm.  We will no longer be allowing any walk-in traffic.  Contact information for the main office is 701-252-3982 and  TRAC will post facility related COVID-19  updates as well as At-Home Workouts, Recipes and more on their website


We are empathetic to those who are disheartened or frustrated regarding the closing of facilities and the interruptions of activities. However, we value and trust the knowledge and advice of the Public Health officials approach to implement social distancing measures.


Policies and procedures are currently being developed to accommodate our members regarding our program fees, facility rentals and facility memberships.  All memberships at TRAC have been put on suspend until we know when we are opening.  When we have more information regarding this, we will give everyone appropriate notice to make changes to their memberships. All programming and rentals during this time will be credited to accounts or refunded.  We will be in contact with anyone who has reservations during the time of our closure as soon as we know more.  Please allow 30 days from the date of reopening for processing.  As always, we will do our best to accommodate all our users in the fairest ways possible.


Our staff has also been utilizing this time to deep clean the facility.  Our tremendous fitness staff has been putting together workout plans, relaxation exercises, quick and easy recipes and more to be posted on Facebook page and website to keep everyone as healthy and active as possible.


JPRD will follow CDC and ND Department of Health recommendations to ensure we are making well informed decisions.  We will continue to give regular updates to inform the community of our operations.


Be patient, be kind.

March 18th, 2020

TRAC announces the OnTRAC Learning Center will open on Wednesday, March 18th to enrolled families in the Licensed Preschool Program.

March 15th, 2020

Jamestown Parks and Recreation announces it is taking extra precautions amid the spread of COVID-19.  As you have likely heard, Governor Burgum and the ND Department of Health recommend additional measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, including avoiding events with more than 50 people.


JPRD will postpone all programming, rentals, and permitted events and will close all facilities to the public. This will take effect tomorrow, March 16, and will last until at least March 21. We will be in continued contact with public health officials to evaluate our facilities beyond this timeline.


**Starting at 5:00am Monday, March 16th**


Temporarily Closed –

  • Facilities: Hillcrest Golf Course and Pro-Shop, Wilson Arena, The Bunker and Two Rivers Activity Center.
  • Programs: All recreation and athletic programs, including swim lessons, lap swim, youth basketball league, exercise classes, dance classes, and teen programs are cancelled.
  • Rentals: All JPRD facility rentals are cancelled.


Currently Open –

  • Parks: All JPRD parks, trails and open spaces are open. Community members are encouraged to use our parks at their own risk, to practice social distancing and good hygiene.


We will continue to monitor and keep our community members updated as we know more.