Recreation centers in Salt Lake County open under modified operations

Jun 12, 2020, 5:40 PM
Recreation centers in Salt Lake County open under modified operations...
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SALT LAKE CITY  —  Many recreation centers have been opened to the public with modified operations and guidelines designed to help protect patrons and staff from COVID-19.

The following centers are included in the openings under these modified operations as of June 11, 2020:

Acord Ice Center (West Valley City)

County Ice Center (Murray)

Dimple Dell Recreation Center (Sandy)

Fairmont Aquatic Center (Salt Lake City)

JL Sorenson Recreation Center (Herriman)

Magna Recreation Center (Magna)

Millcreek Recreation Center (Millcreek City)

Northwest Recreation Center (Salt Lake City)

SLC Sports Complex (Salt Lake City)

South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center (South Jordan)

Taylorsville Recreation Center (Taylorsville)

Later openings:

Gene Fullmer (West Jordan) – June 15

Draper Recreation Center (Draper) – July 1

Select Outdoor Pools – July 1

Holladay Lions Recreation Center (Holladay) – July 13

General guidelines include:

  • Following social distancing guidelines at all times
  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged
  • Patrons or staff with a fever or symptoms of respiratory illness must stay home
  • Patrons and staff are encouraged to be patient and courteous to others as they visit the recreation centers. 

Although some guidelines are the same, other guidelines are have a specific function related to their facility or specified areas of recreation centers. 

Guidelines for fitness areas

  • Arrive already dressed in your attire.
  • There will be no access to locker rooms for post-workout showers or changing. 
  • Patrons are encouraged to wipe down equipment before and after use even though the staff will be cleaning.
  • One person per lane in walking track use. 

Guidelines for indoor pools

  • Arrive already dressed in your attire.
  • There will be no access to locker rooms for post-workout showers or changing. 
  • Before entering the pool, a cleansing shower is still required.
  • One swimmer per lane when lap swimming. 
  • With the exception of the SLC Sports Complex, outdoor pools are currently closed. 

Guidelines for ice skating facilities

View the modified rules for Ice Rinks.

  • Arrive already dressed in your attire.
  • There will be no access to locker rooms for post-workout showers or changing. 
  • Ice sessions will be limited to one hour.
  • Ice sessions have a 15-person limit.
  • Only one parent or guardian may accompany the skater into the facility and will sit in a designated area.

More updates will be released by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation as they are finalized.  


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

UtahState Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

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Recreation centers in Salt Lake County open under modified operations