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City of Plano Parks and Recreation

Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Plano Parks & Recreation

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The following facilities will reopen for members only on June 1, with limited services and reduced operations hours:

  • Plano Aquatic Center
  • Carpenter Park Recreation Center and indoor pool
  • Liberty Recreation Center
  • Oak Point Recreation Center and indoor pool
  • Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center and indoor pool

Access will be restricted to the following amenities:

  • Walking/Running track
  • Fitness area (no free weights)
  • Lap swimming only

Due to factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the outdoor pools will remain closed until further notice. Some of the challenges we are working through include:

     •  Meeting DSHS and CDC recommended social/physical distancing standards in leisure pools
     •  Staffing the pools with the appropriate number of lifeguards
     •  Meeting recommended DSHS and CDC COVID-19 safe workplace guidelines

The Parks and Recreation Department is following recommendations from DHSH and the CDC throughout the pandemic. Our focus is providing safe and healthy recreational venues for the public and our employees. We will continue to evaluate our ability to safely reopen venues and reestablish services, making adjustments as conditions allow.

Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ is closed and will not reopen until there is confirmation from state and local public health officials that there is no widespread community transmission of COVID-19. All Sam Johnson Recreation Memberships have been put on hold and will be extended by the number of days you had left on your membership when we closed.

Bob Woodruff, Jack Carter and Windhaven Meadows Dog Parks will reopen to the public on May 21. Please follow animal ordinances, including leash laws and waste disposal, and practice social distancing guidelines while enjoying Plano’s dog parks.

Carpenter Park Skate Park will also reopen to the public on May 21. Park rules and ordinances must be followed and we encourage residents to practice social distancing guidelines.

All other parks remain open until further notice. We have limited the amount of parking at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, so please consider visiting another park near you. You may find a list of all the parks in Plano on our park locator map.

The City of Plano is encouraging our community to use wisdom and extreme caution when considering group gatherings or activities. Everyone has a social responsibility to keep our community safe and healthy.

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