Butte opens golf course and trails for outdoor recreation

Posted at 5:20 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 22:24:13-04

BUTTE - Some outdoor activities are still available in Butte during the stay-at-home order.

Butte opened its city golf course this week and duffers are welcomed to golf as long as they follow important social distancing rules.

“We’re allowing one person at a time inside the club house to do their tee times, pay their fees. We also are only allowing one person in the golf cart at a time,” said Parks and Recreation Director J.P. Gallagher.

While athletic courts and playground equipment are closed during the state order, parks and hiking trails remain open.

“One thing we're fortunate here in Butte and across our county is the number of outdoor trails and recreational facility that people can get outside and social distance,” said Gallagher.

Summer is slowly creeping up on us in Butte and that’s why parks and recreation officials still haven’t determined if the coronavirus is going to affect the opening of its outdoor swimming pool this summer.

“We’ll prepare it as if we’re going to be opening it and get everything ready, now we don’t know what the future going to hold. I wish I had a crystal ball where we could do, but we’re planning on opening everything just like we would on any other summer,” said Galllagher.

The Governor's stay-at-home order continues until April 24, but it could be extended again.