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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 are open for members only with limited services and reduced operations hours:

Access is currently restricted to the walking/running track, fitness area and lap swimming, racquetball and squash courts, open play badminton, table tennis and pickle ball. All patrons entering the recreation center must wear a mask. 

Masks may be removed:
•    When swimming
•    When using the cardio machines
•    When playing squash or racquetball
•    When playing table tennis, badminton, or pickle ball

Masks must be worn:
•    In the free weight and weight machine areas
•    On the running/walking track
•    While waiting to play badminton, table tennis, pickle ball, squash or racquetball
•    While in the lobby, hallways, restrooms and locker rooms

Jack Carter Pool is open by reservation only June 29 – August 9 then weekends only until Labor Day, September 7 with modified hours. We will continue to evaluate our ability to safely reopen Carpenter Park, Liberty, Oak Point, and Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center pools to open leisure swim, and make 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 are open normal operating hours. 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 is open normal operating hours. Park rules and ordinances must be followed and we encourage residents to practice social distancing guidelines.

All other parks remain open. 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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