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Temple Parks & Recreation to begin modified reopening plans

City of Temple
Posted at 12:39 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 13:43:40-04

TEMPLE, TX — Temple Parks & Recreation has announced the reopening of some services and facilities.

Temple Parks & Recreation Department facilities, programs and events have been largely suspended for the last couple of months to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The department says they have worked hard to develop responsible operating plans and aim for the safe, gradual reopening of services and facilities as well as summer programming to include day camps and swimming pools.

Sammons Indoor Pool will open on May 26. Modified hours and additional details will be forthcoming.

Summit Recreation Center will open on June 1. Additional details will be forthcoming.

The Railroad & Heritage Museum will open on June 2. Please visit templerrhm.org for additional details.

All City owned pools, which includes Walker Pool, Clark Pool and the Summit Outdoor Pool will open on June 8.

Summer camps will open on June 15th. Camps will have limited availability to ensure health and safety of all. For more details on camps, please call 254-298-5690 or visit templetx.gov/summercamps.

Wilson Recreation Center, Gober Party House and Blackmon Community Center are closed for recreational programming but are expected to be used for summer programs.

Closed Until Further Notice:

City Athletic ProgramsCity Park Playgrounds
City Park Restrooms
City Park Pavilions / Rentals
City Skate Park (Miller Park)
City Splash Pads
Sammons Community Center

Closed for Summer 2020:

Lions Junction Family Water Park
"Health and safety is the department's highest priority in planning to serve park and facility visitors, program participants as well as the City staff who serve them," the statement said. "The Temple Parks & Recreation Department will ensure safety measures are taken at each facility."

In addition, all facilities and programs will serve at a reduced occupancy level based on the ability to meet social distancing guidelines.

Each facility has unique features and we are working to maximize the spaces that can be used for programming while meeting all guidelines.

If you have additional questions you may contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 254-298-5690 or visit the City's website and social media accounts for additional information.