COVID-19 Facility & Activity Updates

COVID-19 UPDATES & REOPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARKS & RECREATION & COVID-19:  RE-OPENING PLANS

Please see the updates below for details on the re-opening of Falling Springs Center.  We will be posting updates for additional facilities in the coming days.

IMPORTANT NOTE PER STATE GUIDELINES (Updates will be posted as they become available):

  • KidZone Childcare at Falling Springs is NOT open with no timetable to reopen.
  • The locker rooms are now open. Please wear a mask while using the locker rooms unless showering & maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Recreational swimming and diving will not be permitted in the indoor pool.

PARKS & RECREATION OFFICES

The Parks & Recreation offices located at Falling Springs Center will re-open on Monday, June 1st. To maintain safety for patrons an staff, we have made the following changes:

  • ACCESSING THE OFFICE
    • NOTE:  WHENEVER POSSIBLE, PLEASE UTILIZE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM, EMAIL OR CALL US FOR REGISTRATIONS, PASS PURCHASES, ETC. *
    • The lobby has been divided down the middle.  All visitors must use the doors on the left side of the main entrance.
    • After entering the second set of doors, there is an opening to access the office to the right
    • Please do not enter the office.  The door will be open with a red line on the floor.
    • Please let our staff know what you need & any questions you have.
    • Visitors should only enter the office to make a payment unless instructed otherwise.
    • Just outside the office doors there are side tables and chairs. These are to be used for completing any paperwork.  Clipboards & pens are provided along with disinfecting wipes.
    • Please maintain social distancing at all times.

*To register for programs, reserve a pool lane or therapy pool access, or purchase a pass, please visit https://webtrac.vwcparksrec.com.  For instructions on how to access your account or set up a new account, please follow the instructions HERE.  If you have any trouble accessing an existing account or get error messages, please contact our office by email or phone at 859.873.5948

GENERAL NOTES – FALLING SPRINGS CENTER

Falling Springs Center will re-open with modifications on Monday, June 1st. To maintain safety for patrons an staff, we have made the following changes when you enter the building:

  • The lobby has been divided down the middle.  All visitors must use the doors on the left side of the main entrance.
  • Move forward to the Main Lobby check in desk. Please maintain social distancing at all times (the floor has been marked with red tape every 6 feet for your convenience).
  • At the main desk, members should swipe their membership cards or visit cards to enter the building.
  • Non-members must pay the daily fee.
  • All seating & common areas are closed.  Please do not gather in groups.
  • Practice social distancing at all times.
  • Be a good neighbor! stay home if you are sick or are not feeling well.
  • Employees will be temperature checked upon arrival & will be wearing masks around the building.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it while in common areas.
  • Water fountains have been disabled. Water bottle fillers are available. Please bring your own water bottle.
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FITNESS

Fitness facilities will re-open on June 1 with modifications.  Please see details below:

  • Cardio equipment not requiring power has been moved to court 3 in the gymnasium and spread out to maintain safe social distancing.
  • Treadmills and other equipment requiring power has been spread out across the fitness room.
  • Machine weights remain in their existing locations. Please follow the instructions of all signage to maintain safe social distancing.
  • Free weights remain in the free weight room. Please do not move benches or other equipment.
  • Please wash your hands before and after exercise.
  • Please spray & wipe down any equipment that you touch after each use. This includes barbells, plates, dumbbells, cardio equipment, medicine balls, etc.
  • Water fountains have been disabled. Water bottle fillers are operational, so be sure to bring your own water bottle.
  • Maintain social distancing at all times and do not congregate in groups.
  • The locker rooms are now open. Please wear a mask while using the locker rooms unless showering & maintain social distancing at all times.

INDOOR POOL & THERAPY POOL

  • The indoor pools are available for fitness use only – per state guidelines, there is no free or recreation swim allowed.
  • The diving boards will remain closed.
  • The locker rooms are now open. Please wear a mask while using the locker rooms unless showering & maintain social distancing at all times.

 

LAP SWIMMING & THERAPY POOL ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY!

  • REGISTRATION FOR LAP SWIMMING & THERAPY SLOTS GO LIVE WEEKLY FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK ON THURSDAYS AT 12:30 PM
  • Lap Pool – Beginning Thursday, OCTOBER 1, Falling Springs will offer “expanded” lap lane sharing in an effort to provide accessibility to the pool for as many lap swimmers as possible. What does this look like? See below!
    • One individual may register for a lane bring up to 3 other people with them (4 people total). Only one person would register, all would swipe their cards or pay the daily admission at the front desk.
    • If you are coming alone but are willing to share your lane with a drop-in swimmer, you’ll simply place a green cone at the head of your lap lane to indicate you’re okay with up to 2 other swimmers to join you in your lane (3 people total).
    • Not comfortable sharing a lane? No problem! Simply place an orange cone at the head of your lane!
    • Have questions? Stop by the Aquatics office or ask a lifeguard and they’ll be more than happy to help! 
  • Therapy Pool – only 2 people may use the Therapy pool at a time, one at each end of the pool.
  • Pool Reservation Details:
    • Each family member may book up to 5 slots per calendar week.
    • Swim times are offered in 1 hour slots
    • There will be 15 minutes between slots
    • Upon arrival, a guard will assign you a lane
    • When your time is up, the guard will blow the whistle to clear the pool for the next group.

LAP LANE AVAILABILITY:

  • As of September 8, swim team schedules have changed, as has lap lane availability.
  • Click HERE to view lane availability.
  • Please note that the lane availability schedule is subject to slight changes that may not affect every week (e.g., lifeguard training shutdowns, etc). This schedule will NOT be updated for every change, but lane availability will be indicated when booking lanes online.
  • Contact the office with questions.

HOW TO BOOK A SWIM TIME:

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION TIPS:

  • Anyone who has registered for a pass, program, activity, league or made a facility reservation in the past (or has a household member who has done so) already has an account.
  • If you have never registered for a program, pass or reservation and have not already set up an account, you will need to do so following the instructions at the link above.
  • If you try to set up an account and you get an error message indicating a duplicate name, address, email address, etc, please do NOT continue – most likely you have already have an account and just didn’t realize it. Instead, please contact the office to get your log-in credentials or so we can troubleshoot why it’s not letting you set up an account.
  • Once you are logged in, please check your household information and make sure it us up to date for you and any family members on the account, including your email address, phone number, mailing address and all birth dates.
  • If you have never had a transaction with us in the past, make sure you set up your account with an adult as the Primary Guardian and then add any additional guardians or children.  Do NOT list a child as the Primary Guardian.
  • Lap Lane & Therapy Pool booking is available under the Aquatics option or by clicking “SEARCH” on the navigation bar clicking “ACTIVITY SELECTION” and entering “LAP” or “THERAPY” in the search bar.

 

I HAVE PARTICIPATED IN OTHER PROGRAMS, HAVE OR HAVE HAD A PASS OR HAVE MADE A RESERVATION BEFORE. HOW DO GET MY LOG-IN INFORMATION?

  • If you have an account, your log-in information is your household ID number.
  • This number is your Username AND Password for your initial log-in.
  • This number is printed all Parks & Recreation receipts
  • If you do not have a receipt from a previous transaction, please contact the office by email or at 859.873.5948 and we can look it up for you.

 

I AM GETTING AN ERROR TRYING TO SET UP A NEW ACCOUNT.  IT SAYS THE NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL, ETC ALREADY EXISTS.

  • This means that you already have an account.  Please contact the office by email or at 859.873.5948 to get your log-in credentials.

 

CAN I CHANGE MY USERNAME AND PASSWORD AFTER I’VE LOGGED IN WITH MY HOUSEHOLD ID NUMBER?

  • Yes, after you log in, we encourage you to go to “MY ACCOUNT” and then “ACCOUNT SETTINGS” and change your username and password to something that is easier for you to remember.
 

BASKETBALL COURTS

  • Courts 1 & Court 2 in the gymnasium are open when there are no schedule Parks & Recreation programming
  • There is a maximum of 8 people permitted on each court , (up to 4 on each basket).
  • There is absolutely NO full court play.
  • Those playing basketball will sign in & out at the front desk so staff can monitor court numbers.
  • If courts are full, admission will not be permitted until a spot opens.
  • There is no loitering or congregating in the lobby while waiting for spots to open – guests must wait outside or in their cars.
  • Users must bring their own basketball

INDOOR TRACK

  • The elevated indoor track will be available for waking or jogging. 
  • Walk or run with family members only
  • Please practice social distancing with anyone not in your family

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

  • Some group fitness classes resumed on June 8.  Additional classes will be added over the next month.  Click HERE for a schedule.
  • Due to space and instructor availability, the full schedule will NOT be offered
  • Note that class sizes may be limited.
  • Classes will be spread out and spots marked at every 10 feet
  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your class’s start time.
  • Equipment will be available and sanitized after every class, however guests are encouraged to bring their own equipment (mats, towels, etc.)
  • The locker rooms are now open. Please wear a mask while using the locker rooms unless showering & maintain social distancing at all times.

PLAYGROUNDS & PAVILIONS

  • All park playgrounds are open. Maintain social distancing at all times.
  • All park pavilions remain closed

DOG PARK, DISC GOLF, TENNIS COURTS & CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL

  • All are Open!
  • Please practice social distancing at all times.

SPORTS FIELDS

  • Fields are open for individual or family play (playing catch, working on grounders, kicking a soccer ball, etc.)
  • Fields are open for team practices.