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Here comes summer and there’s lots to occupy our kids and parents

Carson City Recreation programs are re-opening after Governor Sisolak gave the green light for Phase 2 of the region’s recovery from the initial outburst of the Covid-19 virus.

The Multipurpose Athletic Center has reopened and the Aquatic Facility and Community Center ar reopening on Monday, June 8.

New safety measures including no packed-together crowds. Keep a distance of six feet.

Meanwhile, the MAC – Multipurpose Athletic Center – at 1860 Russell Way re-opened today, Friday. Hours 8am to 7pm.

For other team sports, only three people are allowed on each half-court basketball court. Four people are allowed on a pickleball court, and 10 people is the maximum allowed on the walking track.

Reservations are required and can be made by going to www.carson.org/ccpr, by phone at (775)-887-2339 or in-person during business hours.

Participants are also required to bring their own equipment including basketballs, pickleballs and paddles. They will not be loaned out by the MAC at this time.

Basketball court rentals is $9 and a pickleball court rental is $12. Restrooms are open and ready but there are no changing areas.

Social distancing measures will be enforced.

Participants on the basketball courts are not required to wear a facemask – but if you really want to reduce the chances of getting sick, wear one!!  They’re cheap and can save you life and the life of others!

Carson City Aquatic Facility

The Carson City Aquatic Facility, located immediately south of the Community Center (off Roop) opens June 8 with its Monday through Friday hours from 5:45AM to 2PM and 4PM to 7PM.  On Saturdays, the facility is open from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Closed Sundays.  Reservations are required and can be made online at www.carson.org/ccpr, by phone at (775)-887-2242 or in-person during business hours. Lanes can be reserved for lap swimming.

Staff expects a busy reopening day at the facility.  They’ve probably had about 30 or so reservations for Monday, if not more, he It’s been about 4 or 5 reservations every hour for the lanes that are open. There is still plenty of space, but planning needs to be taken seriously.

The 50-meter pool and Therapy Pool will be open and available to everybody. A maximum of eight people are allowed in the Therapy Pool at one time. One person is held per swimming lane and increases to three people per lane if they come from the same household.

Restrooms and showers will be available for participants, but access to locker rooms and changing areas is closed. Swimmers are encouraged to leave the facility in their swim attire in order to reduce the number of people gathering and changing at the facility.

Participants are required to bring their own equipment such as fins, kick-boards and other aqua equipment. They will not be loaned out by the facility.

Water exercise classes and other team activities can be offered in a later phase, but there is no official timetable set yet.  Additional social distancing measures are expected to be put in place.

Carson City Community Center

The Carson City Community Center, located on 851 E. William St., reopens June 8 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Instructor-led classes resume as soon as individual instructors are prepared and have the required social distancing measures established.

The Camp Carson Summer Youth Program is expected to begin June 29. Recreation staff will contact those who signed up on the waiting list to register for camp beginning next week.

Outdoor recreational facilities including neighborhood parks, trails, outdoor sports courts, archery range, golf course and disc golf are all open with social distancing restrictions (six feet). Picnics and park gatherings with groups of less than 50 people are allowed. But not over 50.  Playgrounds and sports fields will remain closed.

Recreation classes including fitness and drivers education courses can start as early as next Monday if the plan is approved. More courses and classes can start back up in the near future.

Those who want to sit down in meeting spaces must wear a mask and sit far apart.

For more information on the recreational facilities in Carson City, visit the link here.