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Recreation centers in Northeast Ohio begin planning reopening of pools, gyms

Posted at 7:16 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 19:16:00-04

After the state announced pools, gyms and fitness centers could reopen beginning May 26, some recreation centers have outlined plans for their reopening to ensure the safety of their guests and staff.

The city of Westlake announced that the Westlake Recreation Center will reopen in phases.

The first phase begins on May 26 with the opening of the fitness room to members only and a restriction of no more than 40 people in at once. Workout sessions will be limited to one hour.

The second phase will begin on June 1 with the reopening of the gymnasium, track and pool to members only. A limit of 50 walkers will be allowed in the gym and 10 runners on the track at a time. 45 members will be able to use the pool at a time.

Guests will not be permitted for the foreseeable future and locker rooms and showers will be unavailable, the city said.

Cuyahoga Falls
The city of Cuyahoga Falls announced its plan to reopen the Water Works Family Aquatic Center to the general public beginning June 10.

A maximum of 1,000 people will be allowed in the center at a time and assigned locations will be provided for chairs and belongings. Masks are encouraged to be worn outside of the water but are not required. Six-feet of distance is required between swimmers not from the same household, the city said.

Community wading pools and the downtown splash pad will remain closed for the 2020 season, the city said.

The Tallmadge Recreation Center announced it will reopen on June 1 to members only.

The center will operate on a limited capacity and modified schedule, open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Fridays, the center will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and on Saturday it will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Additional guidelines will be announced next week, according to the recreation center.

The Twinsburg Waterpark is set to reopen on June 15.

Plans for the reopening are expected to be released next week, according to Twinsburg Parks and Recreation.

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