The Blue Springs Fieldhouse reopened for members Monday, but not with full services.
The Fieldhouse, 425 NE Mock Ave., is able to offer fitness classes and have the fitness center open but can’t operate as a community center, per current Jackson County reopening regulations. As such, child care and open courts are not available.
Dennis Dovel, director of Blue Springs Parks and Recreation, said the department will charge full Fieldhouse membership for June, even if not all services are available. Members were not charged in April and May.
“We haven’t charged membership fees since March,” Dovel said. “There are some facilities (elsewhere) that charged through the whole period even though people couldn’t use it.”
The courts and turf will only open for walking path use and organized fitness classes. Basketball, volleyball, soccer, pickle ball and other activities are not yet permitted. Party rooms remain unavailable, and the locker rooms remain closed.
“The fitness classes are on the open courts, we can provide better social distancing,” Dovel said.
For now, only Fieldhouse members will be allowed into the facility. No day passes will be sold, and members cannot bring guests until further notice. All members must enter and exit through the main entrance and scan in to ensure attendance is recorded at all times in the facility as required.
While the fitness center is open, there will be capacity restrictions, and members will be asked to limit their time to an hour.
Dovel also said the splash pad at Burrus Old Mill Park will not open this month.