The Fields at RFK Campus reopened June 12. Please see reopening guidelines for safe use of The Fields.



The Fields are now open for informal play only. The playground and fitness equipment area are also now open. Events DC and CRYSP DC are committed to patron, staff and community safety. We thank you for being a partner in the successful and safe reopening of The Fields.


Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Fields are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Please limit playtime to 60 minutes, so others may enjoy.
  • Playing sections are marked on the fields for groups of up to 10 people. No reservations are required or allowed at this time.
  • No summer permits are being issued, except for summer camps; no organized sports or training is permitted.
  • The playground and fitness equipment areas are open, with new restrictions.
  • Please sanitize your hands and equipment when you enter and leave the fields.

For Your Safety

Stay 6 feet apart from others

No more than 10 people in a group

No contact sports

Wear mask whenever possible

See below for more details about using The Fields during the reopening period. And remember to #playitsafe!

For more information regarding the reopening, please email For information about the operation of the fields, contact

For the latest updates, please make sure to check out Events DC’s social media accounts: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook, as well as CRYSP DC’s: Facebook and Instagram.


Here’s what you need to you need to know about the permit window and our upcoming info session:

Fall permit application window. The window will be open from June 26 – July 10, 2020, to accept requests for the fall season, which will run from Sept. 6  – Nov. 28, 2020. You may submit your permit application at

Information Session, Tuesday, June 30. All permit applicants — especially for season permits — must attend an online information session that will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will walk participants through the application process and answer questions about that process, field allocation, COVID-19 issues, and field operations once we have reopened. Click here to RSVP.

Fall permit process modification. Please see modifications to the permit process for the fall season only, below. Also please review the clarifications to the Amateur Sports Policy before you apply.

COVID-19 permit restrictions.  All DC guidelines apply. At this time we are only permitting practices and training, no games or scrimmages. Permits are limited to 50 participants on a field, divided into groups of 10. Ten-foot social distancing guidelines must be observed.

Hold on all summer requests. Only Summer Camp permit requests for summer season dates/times are being accepted at this time. We will announce any changes when information becomes available.



No more than 10 people in a group anywhere on the campus

Stay 6 feet apart from others

No spectators in the stands or the sidelines

No contact sports and no organized training/games


No reservations – a field monitor will direct you to an open space to play or ask you to wait for one.

Please limit play to 60 minutes – so others may enjoy


Sanitize equipment and wash hands upon entering & leaving

Bring your own water – no sharing

Wear masks whenever possible

Don’t touch things unless necessary


Open from 8 am to 8 pm daily
For youth ages 12 and under, with adult supervision
Limited to 30 participants at a time
Please limit play to 60 minutes – so others may enjoy
No more than 10 people in a group
Stay 6 feet apart from others
Patrons assume their own risk when using the playground and fitness equipment
Sanitize your hands upon entry & exit
Bring your own refreshments – no sharing
Wear masks whenever possible


● All children under the age of 18 must have adult supervision.
● Patrons must clean up after themselves before leaving.
● Dogs are prohibited in the playground and adjacent areas.
● Confetti, glitter, rice, birdseed, and spray “silly string” are prohibited.
● Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and drug use are prohibited.
● Amplified music, barbecuing and open fires are prohibited.

Report any concerns to uniformed field staff, who will facilitate the use of the playground and playground shade structure.



About the Field Use Policies:

The reopening rules and procedures were developed in compliance with the Mayor’s Reopen Order and the Guidance for Parks and Open Spaces, CDC recommendations, and best practices gleaned from other athletic organizations. Please watch this page and sign up for email updates to stay informed about changes.



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