FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 23, 2020
Steen Sports Park
Basin United Soccer Club
Contact: Scott White Contact: Kelly Ruiz
Phone: (541) 510-6311 Phone: (541) 273-1152
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Steen Sports Park Closes Gates in Response to Governor’s Executive Order No. 20-12:
Urges community to stay active but maintain social distancing
Klamath Falls – Effective immediately, the gates to Steen Sports Park will be closed until further notice.
In response to Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-12 issued earlier today, Steen Sports Park and
all facilities associated with the Park will be closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The closing of the gates comes only six days after the announcement that the doors to the Park’s indoor
facilities would be closing. “Our hope was to keep the outdoor facilities open so folks could come out
and stay active,” said Scott White, Interim Director at the Park.
In paragraph 20 of the Executive Order, the governor ordered “the immediate closure of all pools, skate
parks, outdoor sports courts, and playground equipment.”
“The Park, by definition in the Executive Order, is being ordered to close,” said Steen Sports Park
President, Mike Reeder. “We are as disappointed as anyone, but we have been taking this situation very
seriously and will be complying with every directive sent down by the State.”
In addition to specifically identifying businesses ordered to close its doors, the Executive Order also
directs individuals to stay at home, to the maximum extent possible, and consistent with the directives
from the Governor and guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority.
Steen Sports Park encourages people to make the best of these challenging times as it relates to their
health. “Look, this is awful and by no means do we want to minimize the importance of preventing the
spread of COVID-19,” said White, “But healthy activity should not be sacrificed as a result of this
situation. If you can, take advantage of being at home. Pop in a workout video, mix in some burpees,
walk the stairs in your house. The Park will be here and anticipating your arrival when this order is lifted,
but in the meantime, try to stay in shape and maintain a distance of six-feet from other people.”
Mike's Fieldhouse is a 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art indoor multipurpose facility. We pride ourselves in serving our community and offering a FUN, SAFE place for the entire family to have fun. Our staff are experts in not only operating sports programs, but we will also help you plan and host any event. Click the image below to visit our website.
In August of 2016, we completed the construction of the Blue Sky Solar Pavilion. This Pavilion was funded with grants received from Pacific Power's Blue Sky Program and Energy Trust of Oregon, as well as generous donations from our community. Click the image below for more info about the Pavilion.
Our Sports and Programs Division provides diverse opportunities for youth and adults to participate in sports and other community programs. Our Park is home to both Basin United Soccer and Mike's Fieldhouse. Both of these organizations offer TOP-NOTCH programming to the Klamath Falls community. Click the picture below for more information.
Steen Sports Park features four baseball diamonds, five soccer fields, picnic areas, two playgrounds, concession stands, a cross-country jogging path, and six pickleball courts
* 3.15 mile jogging path
* 150 Acre Park
* 10,000 square foot Indoor Baseball/Softball Facility
* 60,000 square foot Sport Facility
Steen Sports Park is a family-oriented facility dedicated to promoting physical health & fitness in a safe attractive environment.
A community never stands as tall as one who reaches out to help its children.
Steen Sports Park was developed as a 501 (C) Non-Profit Organization. The park was established in the early 1990s when the Klamath County Youth Sports Complex Board was formed and gained non-profit status. With the generosity of Klamath County, the board of directors were able to complete a 99-year lease with Klamath County and locked in the location for the future Sports Park. The Sports Park broke ground in 2001 with the help of a large capital grant from the Jeld-Wen Foundation. The Sports Park is still actively seeking donations in efforts to generate capital to cover the fixed cost associated with keeping the park operating. We are also dedicated to expanding the diversity of sports that could be available at the Sports Park which will result in a broader outreach to our youth and community members. The Sports Park is dedicated to being a family-oriented facility that promotes physical fitness and health in a safe and attractive environment. Please use the information below if you would like to make a donation to the Sports Park.