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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Family Centers expand hours, classes; Cooper Tennis classes resume

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SPRINGFIELD, MO — Hours and services are expanding at the Park Board’s family centers, while classes resume at Cooper Tennis Complex, following facility closures this spring caused by COVID-19 prevention. 

Family Centers

Starting June 1, Chesterfield, Dan Kinney and Doling family centers will be open more hours daily. The new schedule is:

  • Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

With the expanded schedule, additional fitness classes are resuming, including early morning workouts. Schedules are posted on individual facility pages.

Members and guests must maintain a six-foot distance from one another and classes may be moved to another room to allow for physical distancing. Restrooms and locker rooms are open, but drinking fountains are closed — bring your own water bottle. Childcare services, rentals and birthday parties are not currently available. No congregating is allowed in common areas. All members and guests are asked to please stay home if they are feeling any symptoms of illness.

Indoor Pools

Schedules are also expanding at indoor pools at Chesterfield and Doling. Starting June 1, pool hours are:

  • Monday-Friday, 6-11 a.m., Adults only
  • Monday-Friday 1-6 p.m., All ages open swim
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, Adults only
  • Saturday, Noon-3:30, All ages open swim
  • Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., All ages open swim

Capacity is limited at both indoor pools, according to city orders. No shared pool equipment is provided, like kickboards, noodles and weights. Swimmers may bring their own equipment, but may not share equipment with others. Swim lessons, water aerobics, swim team and other aquatics programs, as well as the whirlpool spa, are not currently available.

Admission to indoor pools is free to members of Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers. For non-members, family center day passes are $8/adults, $6/youth and seniors. The day pass fee applies to adults-only swim hours. However, during all ages open swim hours, pool admission is $4/adults, $3/youth and seniors.

Outdoor pools will remain closed through the end of June, with the goal of opening at least one pool by early July.

Cooper Tennis Complex

Beginning June 3, classes and lessons resume at Cooper Tennis Complex. Resuming programs include:

  • Adult Beginning and Intermediate Tennis
  • Adult Academy
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Competition 101
  • Youth Beginning and Intermediate Tennis
  • Future Stars
  • Cooper Tennis Academy Prep
  • Cooper Tennis Academy Level 1-5 and High Performance

Some programs may take place at Gillenwaters Tennis Complex, as is usual during summer. Tennis program capacity is limited and registration is required.

Private, semi-private, and small-group tennis lessons are also now available.

All members and visitors to family centers, sports complexes, and any park or trail are asked to keep a minimum six-foot distance from others, make sure they wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their faces, cover any coughs or sneezes, and please stay home if they are feeling any symptoms of illness. Drinking fountains may be unavailable. Bring your own water bottle.

For more information on Cooper Tennis Complex, visit ParkBoard.org/Tennis, or call 471-837-5800.

For more information on COVID-19 prevention in Parks, visit ParkBoard.org/Coronavirus.

For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).

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