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Metro Parks prepare to reopen facilities in phase two

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Posted at 9:48 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 22:48:39-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Several facilities operated by Metro Parks will open on Tuesday as Nashville moves into phase two of reopening.

Phase two of Mayor John Cooper's Roadmap to Reopening plan begins on Monday, but due to Memorial Day, Metro Parks will wait to open the facilities on Tuesday.

The facilities will open at 50% capacity per the reopening guidelines. Staff and customers are also required to wear face masks.

Outdoor pools, splash pads, dog parks, basketball courts, playgrounds, skate parks, wave country and sport recreation leagues will continue to remain closed.

Below is specific details on what the community can expect from each facility that will reopen:

Regional community centers

  • Staff and customers must wear face coverings
  • Fitness centers may open at half-capacity
  • Customers required to clean equipment before and after use
  • No personal trainers at this time
  • Fitness classes will be held in gymnasiums with a 10 person limit
  • Gymnasiums will open at half-capacity, but there will be no open gym and no physical contact or equipment sharing sports
  • Walking track is limited to five people at a time
  • Two pool lanes can reopen for lap swim only
  • Restrooms will open with only two people allowed inside at a time
  • Water fountains, locker rooms and meeting rooms will remain closed

Neighborhood centers

  • All staff and customers must wear face coverings
  • Gymnasiums can open at half-capacity, but there will be no open gym and no physical contact or equipment sharing sports
  • Restrooms will open with only two people allowed inside at a time
  • Water fountains and meeting rooms remain closed

Golf course clubhouses

  • Complimentary "walk on" ends and regular fee-based golf will resume
  • All staff and customers must wear face coverings when inside clubhouse
  • Only one customer at a time will be allowed inside the clubhouse to pay and check in
  • Cups will be upside down in the hole so that golfers won't have to reach in to retrieve their ball
  • Customers asked not to touch flag sticks
  • Reduced hours of operation
  • No riding carts, pull cars or rental clubs will be rented
  • No rakes in bunkers, no water coolers or ball washers placed on course

Centennial Sportsplex Ice Rink

  • All staff and customers must wear face coverings
  • Figure skating and hockey skill sessions only
  • Skaters will bee screened for symptoms at point of entry
  • Only 10 people allowed on the ice, including coaches and staff
  • No bags can be brought into the facility

Centennial Sportsplex Fitness Center

  • All staff and customers must wear face coverings
  • All patrons will be screened for symptoms prior to entry
  • All patrons will be required to wash hands upon entering. the building
  • Customers will be required to clean equipment before and after use
  • Customers will need to come dressed in workout attire and leave valuables at home
  • Circuit and super sets will not be allowed
  • Fitness classes, showers, lockers and water fountains remain closed

Sportsplex aquatic facilities

  • Patrons will have their temperatures checked
  • Only short course swimming allowed, with one swimmer per lane
  • Stagger swimmers one lane apart, then fill in the gaps as more patrons arrived
  • Four to seven swimmers will be allowed at a time
  • Therapy pool only opens from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Locker rooms, showers, steam room, sauna and water fountains remain closed

Tennis facilities and courts

  • All staff and customers must wear face coverings
  • Singles play only
  • Bookings must be made in advanced at the Centennial Sportsplex and Hadley Park Tennis Facility
  • Tennis lessons may resume with one client at a time
  • Bathrooms can open
  • Water fountains, showers and lockers will remain closed

Nature centers

  • All staff and customers must wear face coverings
  • Nature play areas can reopen, staff will monitor social distancing
  • Public restrooms may reopen as determined by the department
  • No classes, programs or lectures inside the facility will be allowed
  • Group meetings will not be allowed

Parthenon

  • All staff and customers must wear face coverings
  • There will be a one-way path through the museum to insure social distancing
  • Touch screens in the gallery and gallery lobby will not be available

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