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Coronavirus (COVID-19) 5-7-2020 Our Plan to Restart

Ellis Rec Participants,

The Ellis Rec Board held a Special Board meeting on May 6, 2020.  At this meeting, the board voted to start the process of resuming in-person programing.   As Ellis Rec staff works to bring back in-person programing to the Ellis Rec keep in mind that it will be different from the past.  These changes have been put into place to help all of us. The Ellis Rec is currently developing plans and constantly updating these plans as additional information becomes available.  Participants need to understand these plans are a living document that are subject to change as information is updated.  We have been working with our program instructors to figure out if they feel comfortable restarting their program and we will release information as it becomes available.  When we start opening programs back up, we need our participants to understand that their participation in these programs come with a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.  Some programs like Summer ball brings additional risk because of infrequent or incidental movement of closer than 6 feet in distance.

Today the Ellis Rec will be reopening registration for our Jr. Golf program and our Summer ball programs.  Registration will need to be done online at  If you have a problem registering please feel free to contact the Ellis Rec office at (785) 726-3718.  The registration deadline for these programs will be May 13, 2020.

This year summer ball program will be a shorten season.  The Rec board has reduced registration fee for summer ball program to reflect the shorten season.  If you had paid prior to this decision we will be giving you a credit on your account. 

Ellis Rec is looking to put together a legion age ball team for this summer.  We will not be registering this team with Legion.  We will work to find games for this age group with other towns.  Any High School age player is welcome to register for this team.    

The Ellis Rec previously conducted a survey on participants wanting to play summer ball.  The original plan was to place these registrations into participants online accounts.  Due to additional documentation needed for COVED-19 we will not be able to do this for our participants.  Participants who registered for any program before the shutdown of COVED-19 will need to contact the Ellis Rec so this additional documentation can be completed prior to participating in Rec programs.    

Below you will find the timeline for our Summer Ball program that will be followed providing that the Governors Phases do not shift.  We have also included how we will make our decision on shifting the timeline. 

Timeline for Ball Season

            Providing the Phases do not shift!

  • May 7th Open Registration
  • May 13 Registration Deadline
  • May 18-22 Get Teams organized for season.
  • May 18 K-18 baseball and Softball Practice may start
  • May 26 All other teams start practicing
  • June 15 Games start
  • July 10 Tentative Ending date for T-Ball, Coach Pitch,
  • July 17 Tentative Ending date for Western Kansas Softball-Baseball
  • July 31 Tentative Ending date for K-18 Softball-Baseball and Legion Baseball

If the Governors Phase timeline shifts, we will use the following to move the Ball Season timeline!

  1. We will not start practices until we are in Phase 2.
  2. We will not start games if we are not in Phase 3.
  3. If we do not make it to Phase 3 by July 1 the season will be canceled.

The following refund policy will be in effect for any COVID-19 cancelation of programs.   If you have paid your fee prior to May 6, 2020 you can request and receive a 100% refund/credit if requested by May 13, 2020.  After May 13, 2020 request for refund/credit will be charged a $5.00 administration fee.  Registration fee paid after May 6, 2020 will be charged a $5.00 administration fee even if a program is canceled due to COVID-19 when receiving refund/credit.  With foreseeable shortfalls in our budget this fee helps the Ellis Rec pay for nonrefundable cost associated with our registration program.

If you have any question, please fill free to contact the Ellis Rec office at 785-726-3718. 

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Ellis Recreation Commission
1204 Washington
Ellis, KS 67637
Phone: 785-726-3718
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Current Activities

Youth Basketball Camp 2020
Ends 06/24/2020
Youth Volleyball Camp 2020
Ends 07/01/2020
Jr. Football Camp 2020
Ends 07/01/2020
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