The Deer Grove Leisure Center will reopen for limited activities, beginning Saturday, January 15. The facility had been closed to all programs and activities with the exception of registration since December 30.
Youth basketball will resume Saturday, January 15, with practices taking place in the DGLC Gym. Games are slated to begin the following weekend. The second floor indoor track will be closed each Friday afternoon and Saturday during the basketball season beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, January 21, to accommodate socially-distanced spectator seating for the basketball games. A revised basketball operational plan includes entering at the north end of the building and exiting on the west side.
Gym rentals can resume beginning Sunday, January 16. Open gym, however, is canceled until further notice.
The Wood Street Fitness Center will reopen Tuesday, January 18, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Reservations will be required and can be made online at WoodStFitness.com for the following time slots: 8 – 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fitness center patrons should enter at the main entrance on the west side of the building. Memberships will be extended to account for the closure. The park district continues to monitor information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and its variants and will phase in expanded weekday operations and weekend hours based on data. Fitness classes will also resume January 18 with reservations.
The Days Off School program scheduled for Monday, January 17, has been canceled. Those who previously registered for the program on that day will receive a refund.
Tiny Tot preschool programs will reopen Tuesday, January 18, with revised protocols in place to maximize social distancing. Early childhood programming—including Messy Mondays, Little Chefs, Learning Ladders, Lunch Pals & Playtime, Lunchtime & Engineering, Learning Labs and Passport to Adventure—have been pushed back with a planned start on the week of Monday, January 24, to allow for more registrants.
Senior Young at Heart programs are scheduled to resume Tuesday, January 18. However, Lunch Bunch and Birthday Bingo will not resume until February.
The park district’s before-and-after school programs will resume Monday, January 24, with operational modifications to allow for adequate social distancing.
Programs in the School of Dance and Movement will be pushed back to start the week of January 24 to allow for additional registrations. Those who previously registered and future registrants will receive a pro-rated price.
During the two weeks the DGLC was closed, the building underwent enhanced cleaning and sanitization to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, and building access was limited to only essential employees and contractors conducting those and other services.
The DGLC will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The building will also be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Registration hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Status updates regarding park district facilities and programs will be posted to the park district website, bvilleparks.org. Park district patrons can stay up to date with closures of programs, parks and facilities and get notified of class cancelations by signing up for text messages and email alerts or by downloading the “Rainout Line” app. Information about this service may be found on the park district website, bvilleparks.org/about-us/rainouts-closures.