LPRD taking registrations for programming this spring

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has developed programming for the spring season.

The department is continuing to facilitate programming this spring despite the pandemic. Aquatic fitness, lifelong recreation programming, fitness, dance, martial arts, gymnastics and nature programming is taking registrations for its spring programming.  Some additional programming will be added throughout the spring.

Youth Sports and Adult Sports are currently taking registrations for spring leagues.

To find what is being offered, please visit: http://lawks.us/3hJfrtx.

Enrollment is now open online at https://lawks.us/2KAT9v2.

It can also be done at the following Parks and Recreation facilities:

8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, Parks and Recreation Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Dr.
10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, Sunday, Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, Sports Pavilion Lawrence®, 100 Rock Chalk Ln.
9 a.m.–noon Tuesday–Friday, 1–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.
Noon–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.
9 a.m.–noon Monday–Friday, East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.

Conditions will be continued to be monitored and reviewed in consultation with our public health professionals. Status updates will continue to be updated every Thursday to indicate the current risk level using green, yellow, orange or red based on the number of new cases, trends and percentage of positive COVID-19 test to mirror Lawrence-Douglas County Health’s recommendations being used for the Smart and Safe School Reopening Guidelines and Status for county schools. Individuals may find the current status by visiting the department website or the department social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook.

The current code is GREEN.

Each category color lists specific guidelines for the type of activity that can be held at a location and any limitations that will be required during participation.  These recommendations may also change as more information about the pandemic is learned and how it affects the community.  To find out more information on the gating criteria, please visit: https://lawks.us/3bHgFoJ.

Masks will continue to be required for everyone at all times in any parks and recreation facility. This will include when working out with weights and cardio equipment or using the track area at Sports Pavilion Lawrence. Touchless temperature checks will be available for all entering a facility. Sports Pavilion Lawrence will use keycards for entry. All other facilities will have sign-in sheets, requiring name and phone number for any contact tracing that may need to occur.

Recreation facilities will continue with limited hours for drop-in weight room/cardio area use. No drop-in basketball will be available at any recreation center.  The turf area will continue to not be available for drop-in use at Sports Pavilion Lawrence. Also, game areas at Holcom Park Recreation Center and East Lawrence Recreation Center will only be available when the status is in GREEN category.

Drop-in Pickleball will only be available when the Smart and Safe Guidelines and Status is in the GREEN category. Pickleball will be available at Sports Pavilion Lawrence and East Lawrence Recreation Center at specified hours when the status is in the green category; however, recreational courts may be rented by the hour for team practices and pickleball at hourly rates only during the specified hours listed below. Please contact each recreation center for availability and pricing.

The following will continue to be the modified hours for general public use and registration at each of the recreation facilities.

Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. (785) 832-7920
10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday–Friday
1-4 p.m. Sunday

East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. (785) 832-7950
9 a.m. – Noon / 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday
1-4 p.m. Sunday
Noon – 3 p.m. – Tuesday and Friday for Public Showers

Holcom Park Recreation Center (785) 832-7940
Noon – 7 p.m. Monday-Friday
1-4 p.m. Sunday

Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane (785) 330-7355
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

Limited visitors will be welcome at Prairie Park Nature Center. Animals will not be made available for touching. Visitors will be limited to 15 people in the building at a time and may be limited to a 30-minute time limit.  The nature center will have the following hours for public visitation:
Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.  (785) 832-7980
9 a.m. – Noon Tuesday- Friday
1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will continue to be open for only lap swimming and warm water workouts. The zero-depth and children’s area, as well as the diving area will continue to be closed for open swim until a date that is yet to be determined.
The hours are:
Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive (785) 832-7946 (SWIM)
Lap Swimming
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday
1-6 p.m. Sunday
Warm Water Workout
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday-Friday

As the conditions surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to change, the City wants to assure everyone that it is closely monitoring the latest information and will make necessary changes as warranted.  The health and safety of our community and employees will continue to be our top priority.

For addition information regarding Park and Recreation activities, contact the department at (785) 832-3450, parksrec@lawrenceks.org.