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Killeen Family Recreation Center to reopen with new hours, restrictions

Posted at 7:38 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 20:38:35-04

KILLEEN, TX — The Family Recreation Center at Lions Club Park will reopen next week with modified hours and new restrictions.

The center closed in March in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. It will reopen on Monday, May 18 with modified hours.

Operating hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and closed Sunday.

The capacity will be limited to meet state limits and social distancing standards. Members will be guided through the new entrance and check-in process.

Locker rooms, showers and water fountains will be closed, but restrooms in the lobby will be available.

Daycare services are suspended, and the aerobics room will be closed. The basketball courts will remain closed to recreational and sports play.

Fitness classes have been relocated to the Lions Club Park Senior Center with a revised schedule to allow cleaning between sessions. Social distancing and class size restrictions will be in place.

Members must follow new requirements:
· Must stay home if sick
· Must wear gloves covering hands from wrist to fingertip
· May not bring any personal equipment (mats, bands, equipment, etc.)
· May bring keys, phone, headphones and water bottle; all must remain with person
· Sweat towels must remain on person and may not be laid on equipment or ground
· No lockers or storage areas will be provided
· Must maintain six-foot distance from others while working out
· Individual workouts only; no personal training, spotters or group workouts allowed
· Must wipe down all equipment before and after use with disinfectant wipes provided

The City of Killeen says staff will be performing increased cleaning to sanitize frequently touched surfaces. They will also wear masks and gloves to protect themselves and patrons.

In addition to the center, the park features a hike and bike trail, playgrounds and outdoor fitness amenities that remain open. The athletic fields, Family Aquatics Center and Senior Center are currently closed.