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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Hear the Latest Parks & Recreation Reopening News

Inside Plano podcast with PARD staff

Dive into the most current reopening news about Plano Parks & Recreation pools, parks, centers and camps. FIRST, congratulations to Plano Parks for ranking #17 among the nation’s 100 largest cities on the Trust for Public Land ParkScore Index – the top rated Texas city on the 2020 list.  Here’s what you need to know as of May 19:

June classes and camps are cancelled, except for those at High Point Park Tennis Center and new online classes. All Tennis Center classes have been modified to meet state social distancing guidelines.

The summer session begins July 6. These classes and camps are subject to cancellation, depending on state guidelines. Some classes are offered online.

  • Registration for summer sessions is open for online signups only.
  • Staff can answer questions during normal operation hours:  Carpenter at 972-208-8087, Liberty at 972-769-4234, Oak Point at 972-941-7540 and Tom Muehlenbeck at 972-769-4404.

To ensure all children adhere to physical distancing rules, Camp Connections, Camp Cimarron, Teen Outreach and Adventure Camp, Sports and Adventure Camp, Counselor-in-Training Camp and Junior Golf Camp are cancelled for the summer. 

Some specialized camps may be held in July and August with social distancing modifications. Plano Independent School District, in accordance with UIL, will determine if the youth sports clinics can be held.

Refunds will be given for children already registered for camps cancelled for the summer.

A waitlist is being compiled for these classes. Patrons will be contacted if July or August classes open.

On June 1, these Plano Parks & Recreation facilities reopen to members only with limited services and reduced hours:

  • Plano Aquatic Center
  • Carpenter Park Recreation Center and indoor pool
  • Liberty Recreation Center
  • Oak Point Recreation Center and indoor pool
  • Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center and indoor pool

The amenities are restricted to:

  • Walking/Running track
  • Fitness area (no free weights); not all fitness equipment is available.
  • Lap swimming only (hours may vary from recreation center hours)

Plexiglass shields have been installed at the check-in counters of the recreation centers. Only credit cards can be used; no cash or checks accepted. Staff will wear face masks and floor decals indicate where to stand if there is a wait.

Locker rooms will not be accessible until authorized by the governor. Additional amenities will be added when it is deemed safe.

Only one swimmer is allowed in each lane at the facilities listed above.

As of now, City of Plano outdoor pools and splash pads, including Jack Carter Pool, remain closed until further notice. Learn why on the Parks & Recreation COVID-19 FAQs page.

Sam Johnson Recreation Center will not reopen until there is confirmation from state and local public health officials that there is no widespread community transmission of COVID-19.

Plano’s three dog parks reopen Thursday, May 21 – Bob Woodruff, Jack Carter and Windhaven Meadows. Please practice social distancing when visiting.

The Carpenter Park Skate Park also reopens on May 21. Residents are expected to follow social distancing guidelines.

Watch the latest Inside Plano Podcast to hear directly from Parks & Recreation officials:

Get regular updates on Facebook or Twitter. Email with any questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Keep safe and healthy!

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