Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Reopening Guidelines

The citizens of Lewisburg are urged to continue limiting activity and staying at home as much as possible to preserve and build on the health progress we’ve made.  Social and recreational gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited.  This includes but is not limited to festivals, fairs, parades, youth and adult sporting events, and overnight summer youth camps. Furthermore, recreational gathering venues must remain closed to the public as well.

With this being said, the City of Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Department will cautiously be opening different areas of the department.   Effective May 4, 2020 the Lewisburg Recreation Center’s Ewell Butler Golf Course will reopen to the public.  Business will be conducted through the back window at the Pro-shop and no one shall enter the facility.  There will be strict rules and guidelines that must be followed. 

All outside amenities will be open excluding playgrounds.  According to Governor Lee's Executive Order #30, social gatherings of 10 or more remain prohibited.  Since there is no way for the department to monitor all playgrounds within the City, they will remain closed until further notice.  However, all outside walking trails and green space, New Lake, tennis courts, and golf course will be open. While pavilions are open to the public, gatherings of 10 or more are prohibited.

Effective May 11, 2020 the Lewisburg Recreation Center will reopen its Fitness Room and Indoor Walking Track on a limited basis and modified schedule to ensure that staffing is sufficient and to enable enhanced sanitization and cleaning measures.  There will be customer screenings  for illness upon entry to the facility.  The number of customers at one time, workout lengths, and the use of equipment will be limited and strictly enforced.  All showers and locker rooms will remain closed.  Water fountains and common areas are temporarily closed.  Customers are responsible for bringing their own water and encouraged to bring a small gym bag at this time.  We recommend that all customers wear a face covering.

Areas of the Department that will remain closed according to Tennessee's  Executive Order # 30 include all swimming pools, hot tubs, basketball courts, racquetball courts, and other places where formal and informal group or team sports may occur.   This Executive Order remains in effect until May 29, 2020 or until this Order is amended with additional guidelines.