Crestwood Parks and Recreation announces COVID reopening plan


The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center’s lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

Crestwood will begin the process of reopening its parks and recreation facilities, including the Community Center, the city announced Monday. 

Beginning July 1, the Parks and Recreation Department said in a Facebook post will begin taking reservations for pavilions, tennis courts and ball fields. Restrooms and sand volleyball courts in the parks will also reopen. 

The Crestwood Community Center in Whitecliff Park will reopen July 6, for members and residents with ID cards only. All guests will be screened for COVID-19 by having their temperatures taken and by answering a series of questions. Anyone with a temperature or showing any symptoms will be sent home. 

Social distancing will be enforced throughout the Community Center and masks will be required when not working out. Both the gymnasium and fitness center will reopen at 50-percent capacity. 

Other restrictions include no showers, no locks and no lost and found. Items found at the end of the day will be discarded. Members will be required to bring their own balls and equipment for games. Additionally, water fountains will not be available. Members must bring their own refillable water bottle. 

The Community Center’s hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Crestwood Aquatic Center, which reopened June 15 at 25-percent capacity, will expand to 50-percent capacity June 29. Guests of members and ID holders will be allowed; guests will have to be registered in the city’s computer program to provide contact tracing. 

Racquetball will resume July 6, but no racquets or balls will be provided. Room reservations for the Community Center will be taken beginning July 7 at 50-percent capacity. 

Pickleball will resume July 13. Registration will be required in advance, and players will be required to bring their own equipment. 

More information on Crestwood Parks and Recreation’s COVID reopening plan can be found here