Irving parks and recreation centers to reopen after closing due to the coronavirus

Noble Horvath

Irving’s recreation centers will reopen — with some additional safety measures — months after closing as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. Almost all centers will open on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. They will then begin a schedule of being open Monday through Friday […]

Irving’s recreation centers will reopen — with some additional safety measures — months after closing as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

Almost all centers will open on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. They will then begin a schedule of being open Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. They will be closed Sunday.

Lively Pointe Youth Center, 909 N. O’Connor Road, will open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with teenage programs taking place from 4 to 7 p.m.

Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St., will remain closed until further notice.

The following activities will reopen at 50 percent capacity:

  • Fitness center — 10 members maximum
  • Racquetball courts — 4 per court
  • Badminton — 12 participants
  • Pickleball — 12 participants

Members can register on ActiveNet online or call the recreation center to schedule a timeslot.

The city’s after-school program will resume Sept. 28 and be available from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost is $20 per week per child or $120 per six-week session.

At all centers, face masks must be worn at all times unless otherwise noted, and social distancing of at least six feet must be observed. Staff will perform temperature checks on participants as they arrive to facilities.

Irving received two triple A bond ratings from national credit agencies.
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