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Weekly Rec Center Covid-19 Closure Update 

Current Estimated Reopen Date is estimated for April 30

Updated on April 3rd

Estimated Reopen Date:

Based on the recommendations from the Governor to “Stay at Home” we are currently pushing our re-open date out to April 30 pending authorization from the authorities.  Rest assured, when we have been authorized, we will also be taking steps to ensure safety.

Summer Camp Programs

Adventure Kids Summer Camp registration will be on-line this year for the first time ever!  Registration will have two main steps this year.

  1. Beginning on Tuesday April 7 you can create or log on to your online account and provide your household income information if you wish to register using  our discounted income schedule.  See parksandrec.cityoflaramie.org to create or log in to your account.
  2. Beginning on April 14 you will be able to sign up for a Summer Camp pass and select the camps your child wants to attend.  

We will also be hosting a Q&A session on Zoom from 4-5pm on April 14th to assist you and answer questions you may have.

More information is at www.cityoflaramie.org/summercamps  Can’t wait to see you this summer!

Fitness:

Staff have been working to set up free virtual fitness classes for you to attend while we are not in the building.  Please check out the schedule with a link to log in at www.cityoflaramie.org/fitness.

Summer Program Guide:

Our regular summer program guide will be all online this summer!  We will be posting our summer guide online on about May 1 with registrations opening as soon as we have some certainty about reopening dates.  More information to come!

Membership Billing Plan:

We have been evaluating the situation with COVID-19 to develop a plan to manage memberships while we are closed. Since we aren’t sure at this time when we will be authorized to reopen, we plan to reevaluate monthly or when we reopen, whichever comes first.

  • For members who pay for their membership monthly, we will be suspending billing for April. The term of membership will remain the same, but any months remaining will be delayed until we reopen. For instance, for an annual membership we will suspend for a month, and the membership commitment would be complete after thirteen months and set to renew.
  • For members who paid in full, we plan to extend memberships to make up for the time we are closed. This will move membership expiration date out later than originally scheduled.

For members who find this an acceptable plan there is no need to do anything. We will make the adjustment on our end. If members prefer to make other arrangements contact us at parksandrecinfo@cityoflaramie.org and we will assist on a case by case basis.

Some members have expressed concern about the revenue that will be lost to the Recreation Center due to this extended closure and have requested that their account continue to be billed as normal.  For those wish to do so, you can email parksandrecinfo@cityoflaramie.org. We certainly appreciate the continued support as we all work through this uncertain time.

Aquatics Lessons:

Current registrants have been notified that based on the guidelines issued by the CDC to exercise at least 6’ distance between people, the American Red Cross has advised that there is nearly no reasonable accommodation to effectively meet that guideline and successfully meet the objectives of our Learn to Swim program. With this in mind, we will be postponing our April Swim Lesson Session to a later date, once we can be certain that individuals will be able to have safe contact.

Once we reschedule our swim lesson session, we’ll notify all participants of the new dates and time and what options are available.

Cleaning:

Additionally, we are currently taking advantage of the closure to do annual maintenance that would normally occur in August. So when you return, the facility will be all spiffed up and ready to go. Staff are sanitizing and cleaning the facility from top to bottom so you will be able to return with full confidence.

The Laramie Recreation Team