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Posted on: June 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Reopening plan for Rec Center, parks, playgrounds and splash pads


The Brighton Recreation Center, city playgrounds, and city splash pads will reopen to the public, in accordance with new guidelines released on June 4 by the state. City staff have made adjustments to the Brighton Recreation Center and implemented precautionary measures to the facility to prioritize the safety of visitors during this phase of reopening.

Recreation Center:

The Brighton Recreation Center is set to reopen on June 15.   Under state guidelines, the facility will operate with a maximum of 50 people, with a limit of 10 people per room to help with social distancing. To use the center’s amenities, individuals will be required to reserve a spot (up to 48 hours in advance). Each reservation will be for a specific time block of 1 hour, 15 minutes. A cleaning will be done between each reservation. Please refer to the center’s website or Facebook page in the coming days for additional information, as well as how to reserve your spot. 

In addition, outdoor classes that adhere to state safety guidelines will be offered. 

Lap swim will be permitted, but limited to five swimmers at a time, one swimmer per lane. 

The gym will be closed for regular use. Instead, the space will be used as a fitness floor and weight room to allow for social distancing. Please note that some equipment won’t be accessible to the public. 

The following amenities will remain closed due to concerns related to COVID-19 exposure: The steam room, sauna, hot tub, and indoor track. Drop-in babysitting will also not be available.

All visitors will be required to wear a face covering inside the center. Sanitization supplies will be provided for additional cleaning of equipment.

The Eagle View Adult Center remains closed at this time.

Parks and playgrounds:

City parks and playgrounds and their amenities are now open to the public. According to state guidelines, playgrounds are permitted to have up to 10 people at a time. The City will post new signage at playgrounds to remind individuals of COVID-19-related health and safety measures. Visitors should practice social distance, staying at least 6 feet away from members of other households. Outdoor sport facilities for individual use (i.e. fields and tennis, basketball, and pickleball courts) may be open to 25 people at a time per court or field. 

Splash pads:

The city’s splash pads will open early next week due to the startup time needed to get the splash pads prepared. The city will update residents through social media when they have reopened. Additionally, signage will be posted reminding individuals of precautionary COVID-19-related health and safety measures.

If you have any questions about the Brighton Recreation Center or splash pads, contact Jeffrey Hulett, Assistant Director of Recreation Services, at

For questions about parks and playgrounds, contact Travis Haines, Director of Parks and Recreation, at

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