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Parks & Community Services

Posted on: March 26, 2021

Phase 3: Recreation Changes

Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery

With Phase 3 of the Governor's Healthy Washington- Roadmap to Recovery, the City's Parks and Community Services team are outlining some changes to programming and classes.

Community Center

What has not changed:

  • The Community Center remains closed to drop in activities. Some activities are available by reservation.
  • Masks are to be worn at all times while in the Community Center
  • Parents and spectators are asked to not go beyond our lobby
  • Locker rooms remain closed

What has changed:

  • Beginning the week of March 29, the Fitness Room & Track reservation roster will increase to 5 patrons.
  • Beginning the week of March 29, the Pickleball reservation roster will increase to 10 patrons. 
  • Friend & Family Court Rentals
    • Maximum of 11 people per court (ex: 10 kids & 1 adult)
    • Call for more details 425-837-3300

Sports Programs

  • Classes, clinics and modified leagues are ongoing.
  • Class numbers may be increased where capacity allows.
  • Mask policies will be updated to match current guidelines. 
  • Spectators are not permitted to attend programs at the Issaquah Community Center in order to manage to capacity limitations and reduce the number of contacts in the facility.
  • Spectators may attend outdoor programs. Spectators will need to remain in viewing areas separate from the program space. 

Park Rentals

Picnic shelter rentals – Available for reservation starting April 1

  • Rentals available with up to 50 people in attendance
  • Rental customers are expected to manage their event/meeting according to all current state and local COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions
  • Renter must provide their own hand sanitizer, wipes and other disinfectant to maintain a clean environment for their attendees.
  • Renter must inform all attending their event/meeting that they must self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at the rented Park Shelter. 
  • Masks are required to be worn outdoors when 6ft physical distancing is not able to be maintained.
  • Renter will be committed to keeping a log of all attendees at event including contact information for up to two weeks after the event. This is required in the event contract tracing is necessary.
  • Groups must abide by social distancing as much as possible.

Ballfield Rentals

New guidelines:

    • Training, practices and competitions allowed for low, moderate and high contact sports.
    • Coaches, trainers, managers, spotters and any other paid or volunteer staff must wear face coverings at all times. 
    • Players in moderate risk sports (soccer, lacrosse, baseball/softball) are required to wear masks during all practices and trainings.
    • Players in moderate risks sports may remove facial coverings while actively participating in competitions. Masks should still be worn when not actively engaged in competition (warmups, benches, dugouts, entering/leaving the fields, etc.)
    • Officials and referees supervising low or moderate contact outdoor competitions are allowed remove their facial coverings if officiating requires them to run in the field of play.
    • No more than 150 people are permitted on the field or in viewing areas. That includes players, coaches and spectators.
    • If more than one team occupies a field, a buffer zone must separate each group.
    • Unless otherwise listed, teams should follow the Sporting Guidance developed by the state. 

Aquatics

These changes will take effect on April 5

Lap Swimming:

  • There will be 3 lanes that can still be reserved each week.
  • There will also be 3 drop-in lanes available that do not require a reservation. 
  • When swimming in a drop-in lane, participants will have to share with another swimmer. You are allowed to swim past one another, but must be on opposite walls when at rest to maintain social distancing.

Drop-in

  • There will be 2 shallow lanes that can still be reserved each week. 
  • There will also be 2 drop-in lanes available that do not require a reservation. 
  • If all swimmers are from the same household, they can have up to three per lane.

Recreation Swimming

  • Recreation swim will return at designated times throughout the week. 
    • Monday-Friday 2-4 p.m., Saturday 1:30-6:30 p.m.
  • During Recreation swim, we can allow 4 families at a time, each hour.

Swim Lessons

  • There will be no changes to swim lessons at this time.

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