UPDATE MAY 7, 2020:
The Bryant Parks Department announced their current reopening timeline for different facilities. Key dates are May 8th, 11th and 22nd, but keep in mind that these dates are subject to change and the restrooms will not be open. Also, the City asks the public to continue to follow CDC guidlines with Social Distancing.
Previously May 1, 2020
The Bryant Parks Department is putting a plan in place, based on current recommendations from the Governor’s office and the CDC, of a tentative partial re-opening of the community center at Bishop Park.
“The Center at Bishop Park does not fit into an exact model of a gym or weightlifting facility that is being referenced in the Phase One recommendations by the Governor,” states Mayor Allen Scott. “This community center serves as a hub for both recreation and meetings in our city. The health and safety of our community members remain our top priority, and must be considered as we evaluate the implementation of re-opening.”
In an effort to safely implement these recommendations to members, the City have set a tentative re-open date of May 22nd.
This opening will not be a full service reopen, will be limited to members only, and is dependent on the arrival of the required PPE and sanitation supplies for staff members and facility.
At this time the following Parks and Amenities will remain closed as part of this phased reinstatement of parks services:
- Aquatic Center and Splash Pad at Bishop Park
- Ballfields at Bishop Park, Ashley Park, and Alcoa Park
- Soccer fields at Midland Park, Alcoa Park, and Bishop Park
- All playgrounds, tennis courts, and outdoor basketball courts
- Disc Golf Course at Bishop Park
- Bark Park at Alcoa Park
- All outdoor restrooms
Parks Director Chris Treat said the Department will be following CDC and Health Department guidelines when determining the reopening of these amenities or fields.
“We take the responsibility of reopening our facilities very seriously. With the wide demographic of residents that utilize the center, our focus is to ensure we are balancing the services we provide to the community, while at the same time safeguarding those customers or staff that are most vulnerable,” said Treat.
Members will not be billed a membership fee for the month of May.
Stay informed on the Bryant Parks System at https://www.cityofbryant.com/1543/Information.