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Several Salt Lake County recreation centers are back open

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 15:45:04-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Eight recreation centers in Salt Lake County re-opened Monday.

But before you go for a workout, you’ll need to be aware of some changes.

"It is a phased approach," said Clayton Scrivner, public manager of Salt Lake County Parks and Rec. "It is a cautious approach, concentrating on health and safety of our patrons and our residents."

Some operations will be modified, and not all the amenities will be open.

Visitors will be asked to stay six feet apart and wear a mask when possible.

They will also need to make reservations.

"This is an unprecedented thing for us," Scrivner said. "We’re really just seeing how it works and adjusting on the fly."

Here's the list of facilities that opened Monday:

  • County Ice Center in Murray
  • The Fairmont Aquatic Center in Sugarhouse
  • Dimple Dell Rec Center
  • Northwest Rec Center
  • JL Sorenson Rec Center in Herriman
  • Magna Fitness and Rec Center
  • Taylorsville Rec Center
  • Millcreek Rec Center

County officials are monitoring health data to determine when to open park splash pads, on-site day care and youth and adult sports programs will begin.

Swimming pools are expected to open in July.

"We want to provide a safe space for people to work out and have fun and we want to do it in a way that’s following the rules," Scrivner said.

The county plans to announce more recreation center re-openings this week.

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