The Edinburg Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that they will slowly start opening their doors to the public in a three-phase system. They will be taking the necessary steps in order to not only follow state regulation and orders, but also provide a safe environment for anyone who comes into contact with the facilities. Staff is constantly sanitizing all areas and will be having staff monitoring and ensuring that everyone follows social distancing and other safety precautions.
“We are working with our staff. Our number goal is to keep the children safe. We’re welcoming all strategies that we can possibly implement. We’re training our staff. We’re using the intervals. We're making it as safe as possible. “ Eric Molina, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, explained.
Besides sanitizing, they will be holding temperature screens to all those who walk into their facilities. Adults will be required to wear masks. Participants of the program will have the option to wear it before or during their classes. Classes will also have a 30-minute interval between each class to ensure that there are no crowded areas and staff have time to sanitize areas used.
Starting Friday, June 12, 2020 restrooms and barbeques pits will be available for public use as the first step in their precautionary system. Starting on June 22, 2020, they will be allowing online registration. That is, after making sure they have an appropriate capacity limit, which has been cut to 50% across all classes. These classes will range from folklorico, boxing, karate, guitar lessons among others which will start on July 6th, 2020. And as as their third phase, July 20, 2020, adult basketball will be available.
Another of their popular areas is aquatics which WILL NOT be available this year due to COVID-19. But this does not mean their pools and splash pads will not be available. Following all guidelines, including a 50%-capacity limit, the public will be able to use them this summer. This includes their new splash pads!
Some of their facilities are already available to rent, you can check their availability and learn the rules to follow which include the 50%-capacity limit.
Refunds have also been distributed, but if you have not yet received it or don’t know where to start make sure to contact their offices for more information.
Unfortunately, one of the areas which is not yet opened, or planned to open in their 3-phase system is due to safety precautions, are playscapes. Until Parks and Recreation receives the approval of opening their playscapes, ALL PLAYSCAPES WILL REMAIN CLOSE.
For more information on the Parks & Rec programs, registration, refunds and more, please call (956) 381-5631, we can’t wait to see you all back!