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Parks & Recreation Reopening Plans

Lenexa Parks & Recreation's COVID-19 reopening plan covers parks, pools, playgrounds, facilities, festivals/events, indoor and outdoor recreation programming, rental spaces and the Lenexa Farmers Market. It details specific restrictions, occupancy limits, social distancing requirements, cleaning and sanitization practices. It also addresses expected patron and staff protocols for personal safety practices.

Parks & Recreation Reopening Overview Plan

Provides a view of the current phase and status of amenities.

Parks & Recreation Reopening Full Plan

Offers details about restrictions and safety precautions for amenities in each phase.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan

Outlines processes and procedures to prevent or minimize exposure to COVID-19.

During this public health crisis, our top concern is the health and safety of our residents, patrons and employees. We know the interruption in access and service has been difficult for those who rely on our public amenities and recreation programs for health and social benefits. Thanks for your patience.

Have questions? Contact us at parksandrec@lenexa.com or 913.477.7100.

State of Kansas

Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas

Johnson County

Reopening Johnson County


Statewide face mask mandate

Gov. Laura Kelly has issued an executive order requiring most Kansans to cover their mouth and nose with a face covering in public indoor and outdoor spaces starting Friday, July 3, 2020, when 6 feet of social distancing can’t be maintained.

Lenexa Parks & Recreation Face Covering Code of Conduct

Individuals age 6 and older must wear face masks when entering Lenexa Parks & Recreation facilities and traveling through non-workout areas. This includes the Rec Center, Community Center, Senior Center, Thompson Barn, Indian Trails Aquatic Center and Legler Barn Museum. If you expect to participate in strenuous activity that could result in difficulty breathing while wearing a mask, we encourage you to wear a mask until you reach your location of exercise and after the exercise is complete. 

In addition, we strongly encourage members, guests and participants to wear masks while participating in activities where a mask is not restrictive to your breathing and you are comfortable performing the activity with it on. 

Face masks are strongly encouraged at the outdoor Farmers Market.

No masks are allowed to be worn while in the water at a public pool.
 
Refer to Executive Order #20-52 for guidance on other outside activities. 

Status by amenity

Athletic fields 

Athletic fields are currently open for use. Rentals for the fall season will begin on Friday, July 1, 2020.

Modified rules / capacities

Field capacity will be dictated by the mass gathering numbers laid out in the State and County’s COVID-19 reopening plans.

Capacity includes all players, coaches, and spectators.

  • Phase 2: Max capacity of 15 per field

  • Phase 3: Max capacity of 45 per field

  • Phase 4: No restrictions

Teams will need to keep a roster of participating children and submit it to Lenexa Parks & Recreation at parksandrec@lenexa.com.

Amenities/services closed indefinitely:

  • Drinking fountains

  • Playgrounds

Patron expectations

We encourage you to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.

Please stay home if you are sick.

Social distancing is highly encouraged.

  • Signage will be placed to let the public know the current guidelines and restrictions.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these steps.

Cleaning measures

Dugouts are cleaned on a regular basis, but not after each use.

Dugouts are not sanitized/disinfected on a regular basis. Please plan accordingly.

Trash is collected daily.

Frequently asked questions

Can I rent an athletic field, or are they first come, first served?

All fields are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless they are rented, and then the renter gets access to the field for the hours rented.

Field reservations are allowed starting in Phase 2.

How do I rent a field?

Check field availability or schedule a rental by calling Lenexa Parks & Recreation at 913.477.7100 between Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Will the fields be programmed?

Yes, Lenexa Parks & Recreation will program the following:
  • T-Ball and Coach Pitch leagues at Freedom Fields beginning in Phase 2.

  • Tot Soccer leagues at Little Mill Creek Park beginning in Phase 2.

  • Ultimate Frisbee at Electric Park beginning in Phase 3.

Are fields/dugouts sanitized or disinfected regularly?

Dugouts will not be cleaned or sanitized between activities. Trash will be collected throughout the day.


Community Center 

The Community Center in Old Town is currently open with restrictions. 

Check-in procedures

You will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment of your health and to not visit if you are feeling ill.

Self-Assessment Questions:

  • Are you experiencing or have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills)?

  • Are you caring for someone or is someone in your household ill with COVID-19 or COVID-19-related symptoms?

  • Have you been exposed to anyone who is ill with COVID-19-related symptoms?

Parks & Recreation business office

The Parks & Recreation desk will open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

All Parks & Recreation business can be handled through this desk and won’t require patron registration.

Drop-in programs

Traffic flow into the facility will be at the main entrance from the parking lot.

Traffic flow exiting the facility will be through the main entrance to the parking lot.

Please be respectful and try to avoid passing others as you enter/exit the facility.

All participants will be checked in by the program instructor.

Contact information from the parent/guardian staying on site during the program/class time will be gathered by the program instructor upon arrival.

Rentals

Renters will need to collect a registration list of those attending their event. This will include: name, phone, mailing address and e-mail. 

All rentals will have a concierge onsite to assist with the registration of those attending the event.

Modified rules / capacities

Rentals

Rentals will follow mass gathering guidelines. 

Phase 2

  • C Room: 15

  • AB Room: 15

  • South Court: 15

  • North Court: 15

Phase 3

  • C Room: 20

  • AB Room: 45

  • South Court: 45

  • North Court: 45

Drop-in programs

Pickleball allowed in Phase 2.

  • Doubles play allowed with rule modifications and guidelines.

  • Participants must bring own equipment .

Basketball allowed in Phase 3.

  • No more than 45 individuals in the gym.

  • Pickup or competitive-style basketball restricted to 3 on 3.

Patron expectations

Plan ahead and come prepared for your activity so as to limit time needed in in the facility.

Sanitize your hands upon arriving and before leaving. Sanitizing stations will be available.

We encourage you to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth, but is not required

Please stay home if you are sick.

Be patient, flexible and kind.

Social distancing is highly encouraged throughout the facility.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have been in this facility, please follow these steps.

Patrons/users who do not adhere to guidelines may be removed from the facility.

Cleaning measures

High-touch surfaces and items will be sanitized regularly. High-touch surfaces include, but are not limited to, door handles, stair railings, counter tops, credit card and signature pads.

Rentals will have a concierge on-site to assure cleaning will occur on a regular basis.

Spaces will be cleaned and disinfected after each program or rental.

Frequently asked questions

What hours will be the building be open?

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Will your staff wear face masks?

Staff will wear face masks when social distancing protocols cannot be observed.

What are the active use zones within the facility, and are they marked?

There are four active zones within the Community Center: AB room, C room, South Court and North Court.

How will you clean/disinfect the facility?

High-touch surfaces and items will be sanitized regularly. High-touch surfaces include, but are not limited to, door handles, stair railings, counter tops, credit card and signature pads.

During rentals, concierge staff will make hourly rounds to check cleaning and disinfect.

Facility will be cleaned and disinfected after each program or rental.

When will rentals be available?

You can rent a facility by contacting 913.477.7100 for more details. All rentals are subject to cancellation depending on changes in local and state regulations.

Are you offering drop-in programs?

Pickleball and pingpong will be allowed beginning in Phase 2. Participants must bring their own equipment. Modified rules for pickleball will be posted and expected to be followed. All spectators and non-players must maintain social distance.

Basketball (youth, adult and senior) will be allowed beginning in Phase 3.

Gym for Me toddler activity will be allowed in Phase 4.

When will programs begin?

Summer programs, camps, LTD Basketball and Tot Basketball are allowed to begin in Phase 2.

Adjusted program hours and summer schedules are available at Lenexa.com/GetActive.


Indoor activities / classes 

Indoor activities and classes have resumed with restrictions.

Adjusted program hours and summer schedules are available at Lenexa.com/GetActive.

Check-in procedures

You will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment of your health and to not visit if you are feeling ill.

Self-Assessment Questions:

  • Are you experiencing or have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills)?

  • Are you caring for someone or is someone in your household ill with COVID-19 or COVID-19-related symptoms?

  • Have you been exposed to anyone who is ill with COVID-19-related symptoms?

Rec Center Programs

  • Traffic flow into the facility will only be at the entrance near the parking garage.

  • Traffic flow exiting the facility will only be at the entrance near 87th Street Parkway.

  • Traffic flow inside the building will be:

    • West stairwell (near locker rooms) will be upwards flow only.

    • Main stair will be downward flow only.

Community Center Programs

  • Traffic flow into the facility will be at the main entrance from the parking lot.

  • Traffic flow exiting the facility will be through the main entrance to the parking lot.

  • Please be respectful and try to avoid passing others as you enter/exit the facility.

Check-in may be slower than typical so we ask for your patience and to please follow the social distancing guidelines.
  • Touchless options:

    • All participants will be checked in by the program instructor.

    • Contact information from the parent/guardian staying on site during the program/class time will be gathered by the program instructor upon arrival.

Modified rules / capacities

We will follow the mass gathering guidelines provided by the State of Kansas, which allows no more than 15 participants in Phase 2, and no more than 45 participants in Phase 3.

These restrictions will be followed and will limit the amount of students that can participate in each class/program at one time. Schedules and program days/times have been adjusted to reflect this.

Programs may be moved (when feasible) to areas where participants can spread out more efficiently and maintain 6 feet of distance during class. Program locations will be clearly communicated with participants during registration.

Parents/guardians of the participants are required to maintain social distancing in waiting areas of the facility. They will also be encouraged to remain outside, drop-off/pickup (when appropriate) or find other areas to wait.

All greetings before and after class will be non-physical.

Patron expectations

Plan ahead and come prepared for your activity so as to limit time needed in in the facility.

Sanitize your hands upon arriving and before leaving our facilities. Sanitizing stations will be available.

We encourage you to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.

Please stay home if you are sick.

Be patient, flexible and kind.

Social distancing is highly encouraged throughout the facilities. We have taken the following steps to allow for social distancing:

  • Chairs/waiting area furniture will be placed 6 feet apart.

  • Signage will be placed throughout our facilities to help communicate both capacity and any guidelines for that specific space.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these steps.

Cleaning measures

High-touch surfaces and items will be sanitized regularly. High-touch surfaces include, but are not limited to, door handles, stair railings, counter tops, credit card and signature pads, elevator buttons.

All common-use equipment will be sanitized before and after each use and at the beginning and end of each class/program.

For each program/class (when feasible), each participant will be assigned their own equipment. 

Frequently asked questions

Programs at the Rec Center

What can I expect when I arrive to access the facility?   

  • Most importantly, you will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment on your health and to not visit if you are feeling ill.

  • Check-in may be slower than typical so we ask for your patience and observance of the social distancing guidelines.

  • Traffic flow into the facility will only be from the south entrance near the parking garage.

  • Traffic flow exiting the facility will only be at the east entrance near 87th Street Parkway.

  • Traffic flow inside the building will be:

  • Elevator – The elevator will be available but restricted to only one person at a time.

When will programs begin?

  • Youth programming such as dance, karate and art will begin in Phase 2 and will follow normal summer schedules.

  • Sports programming such as Happy Feet, Tennis and Start Smart will begin in Phase 2 and may have adjusted schedules.

Can I still work from the lobby of the Rec Center?

Yes. However, capacity will be limited and this is discouraged.

Can I still get my coffee? 

Sorry, the self-serve coffee will not be available.


Programs at the Community Center 

When will the Community Center Open?

The Community Center will open in Phase 2.

What hours will be the building be open?

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Will your staff wear masks?

We are recommending staff to wear masks but not requiring them.

What are the active use zones within the facility, and are they marked?

The gym, AB Room and C Room are the three active zones.

How will you clean/disinfect the facility?

We are following the CDC cleaning guidelines. Specifically, we will clean and disinfect all active areas in between groups / uses. We will also clean all shared spaces, including bathrooms, a minimum of every four hours.

Are you offering drop-in programs?

  • Pickleball and pingpong will be allowed beginning in Phase 2. Participants must bring their own equipment. Modified rules for pickleball will be in play.

  • Basketball (youth, adult and senior) will be allowed beginning in Phase 3.

  • Gym for Me will be allowed in Phase 4.

When will programs begin?

Summer programs, camps, LTD Basketball and Tot Basketball are allowed to begin in Phase 3.


Summer Camps

Will the camp be held at the Rec Center? If so, how will this impact patrons?

  • Summer Camp will be held at the Rec Center Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

  • Campers will be split into groups of nine kids and one counselor and will be in the Rec Room, Activity Gym, and Birthday Party Rooms each day.

  • Campers will use the outdoor restrooms only (unless there is severe weather, in which case only one indoor restroom will be used).

  • Campers will use the drinking fountains and water bottle filler throughout the day.

Will kids have to wear face masks during camp?

No, the kids will not be required to wear face masks, per KDHE guidelines.

Will camp staff have to wear face masks?

Staff will be required to wear face masks when out in the open spaces of the Rec Center, but not while in the closed rooms with their groups.

What type of safety protocols will be in place?

Camp staff will follow all cleaning and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and KDHE.

What will the check-in procedures be?

  • Camp participants will be dropped off at the west entrance/Activity Gym door on Winchester Street.

  • Staff will escort campers into the building after being checked in with the parent.

Indoor pool (Rec Center)

The indoor pool at the Lenexa Rec Center is currently open with restrictions.

Check-in procedures

You will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment of your health and to not visit if you are feeling ill.

Self-Assessment Questions:

  • Are you experiencing or have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills)?

  • Are you caring for someone or is someone in your household ill with COVID-19 or COVID-19-related symptoms?

  • Have you been exposed to anyone who is ill with COVID-19-related symptoms?

Modified rules / capacities

Current guidelines determine facility capacity by calculating the active area and allotting individuals 36 square feet for social distancing. In determining the facility capacity, each individual will be allotted 100 square feet per active space (almost three times more than the State of Kansas recommends).

Please observe the guidelines and the lifeguards who will assess the number of bathers in the pool.

Total capacity for the natatorium is 106.

  • Deck – 42

  • Deep well – 11

  • Kiddie pool – 12

  • Lap lanes – 18

  • Transition/lazy river – 18

  • Wellness pool – 6

Membership information

The Lenexa Rec Center has monthly and annual membership options.

We do not sell passes for specific areas of the facility alone, such as the indoor pool.

Patron expectations

Stay alert! New foot traffic patterns are in place. Look for signs to help navigate entry and exit.

Rinse off with shower water, head to toe, before entering the pool.

Please keep yourself or children who are sick at home.

We will not allow people to wear masks while they are in the water. We highly encourage all patrons to follow CDC guidelines, which recommend all individuals wear a mask while they are on the pool deck whenever possible.

Social distancing is highly encouraged throughout the facility and in the pool. We have taken the following steps to allow for social distancing:

  • Allotted 100 square feet per person based on the capacity of each active area.

  • Signage will identify active areas and communicate capacity and guidelines for that specific space.

  • You can travel between each active area as long as this does not cause the space to exceed its overall capacity.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these steps.

Cleaning measures

High-touch surfaces and items will be sanitized every hour. High-touch surfaces include, but are not limited to, hand railing, pool ladders, deck chairs, door handles, slide start tubs, slide runouts and jet switch at wellness pool.

During a midday closure from 1:30–3 p.m. Monday through Friday, staff will wipe down and sanitize all active area surfaces using traditional cleaning methods with disinfectant liquids as well as newer, more efficient, methods with a disinfectant mist. Both options will kill the COVID-19 virus. Options used by our team will depend on surface type and set time needed for the chemicals to do their job.

Water chemistry will be continue to be checked hourly to assure pool chemicals are balanced and all county and state regulations are being followed.

Frequently asked questions

What are the active use zones within the indoor pool, and are they marked?

The active zones are deck, deep well, kiddie play, lap lanes, transition/lazy river and wellness pool. Yes, they are marked.

Is there a maximum length of time I am allowed to be in one active use zone?

No.

Can I stay at the pool as long as I want?

Yes, as long as open swim is operating.

Will I have to wait in line if too many people come in one day?

There is a chance that the restricted capacity will be reached and no additional guests will be allowed in until users leave the pool area.

Will I have to wear a mask while I am at the pool? 

We do not allow patrons to wear face masks while in the water. We highly encourage all patrons to follow CDC guidelines, which recommend wearing a face mask while on the pool deck whenever possible.

Will deck chairs be available?

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure, only 25% of deck chairs are available for use.

Can I bring my own chair?

No.

Can I bring pool toys to play with?

You can bring pool toys in the zero-depth area. Exceptions include torpedoes, hard diving sticks, beach balls, rafts, noodles, etc. 

No sharing of pool toys is allowed with non-family members.

Will the locker rooms be available to change in?

Yes, locker rooms are available for use.

Will Splash With Me be available in the kiddie pool?

Splash With Me for kids age 5 and under is available on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Capacity will be limited to 12 people at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. Adult supervision is required.

Outdoor activities / leagues 

Outdoor activities and leagues have resumed with restrictions.

Adjusted program hours and summer schedules are available at Lenexa.com/GetActive.

Modified rules / capacities

Each field/zone would be managed to not exceed mass gatherings of 15. The mass gathering limit refers to the spectators who cannot social distance, not the participants on the field.

Spectators are required to practice social distancing.

Only one spectator per player per youth is encouraged for Phase 2; two spectators per youth is encouraged for Phase 3.

Benches and bleachers for participant use only, will be disinfected between each game and practice.

The use of dugout water coolers and otherwise shared bottles will not be allowed.

Amenities/services closed indefinitely:

  • Drinking fountains

  • Playgrounds

Patron expectations

We encourage you to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.

Please stay home if you are sick.

Social distancing is highly encouraged.

Signage will be placed to let the public know the current guidelines and restrictions.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these steps.

Cleaning measures

Dugouts are cleaned on a regular basis, but not after each use.

Trash is collected daily.

Dugouts are not sanitized/disinfected on a regular basis. Please plan accordingly.

Frequently asked questions

Will the fields be programmed?

Yes, Lenexa Parks & Recreation will program the following:

  • T-Ball and Coach Pitch leagues at Freedom Fields beginning in Phase 2.

  • Tot Soccer leagues at Little Mill Creek Park beginning in Phase 2.

  • Ultimate Frisbee at Electric Park beginning in Phase 3.

Are fields/dugouts sanitized or disinfected regularly?

Dugouts will not be cleaned or sanitized between activities. Trash will be collected throughout the day.


Outdoor park restrooms 

Outdoor park restrooms are currently open. Drinking fountains are high-touch surfaces and are turned off at this time.


Outdoor sport courts / skate park 

Outdoor sport courts and the skate park (Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park) are currently open. 


Outdoor swimming pools

Indian Trails Aquatic Center is currently open to residents only, with restrictions. Two open swim times are available:

  • Noon–4 p.m.

  • 4:30–8:30 p.m.

Ad Astra and Flat Rock Creek pools are closed this summer.

Check-in procedures

You will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment of your health and to not visit if you are feeling ill.

Self-Assessment Questions:

  • Are you experiencing or have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills)?

  • Are you caring for someone or is someone in your household ill with COVID-19 or COVID-19-related symptoms?

  • Have you been exposed to anyone who is ill with COVID-19-related symptoms?

Membership holders must bring their key fob to scan in at the front entry.

Day pass admission will be restricted to residents of Lenexa only.

Day pass holders will provide name, mailing address and phone to the front desk attendant and will sign waiver before entering. Must show proof of residency at the time of entry (valid driver’s license, utility bill, or statement).

Modified rules / capacities

Facility capacity is determined by allotting an individual 100 square feet for social distancing (exceeds the state recommendation by nearly three times). The entire fenced-in square footage of of the facility was calculated and then cut in half.

Total capacity for the space is 300 at any one time. However, additional restrictions may be used if deemed necessary.

Admission is restricted to Lenexa pool pass holders and Lenexa resident day pass users.

Day pass users must bring proof of residency (valid driver’s license, utility bill, or statement)

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair. There will be no deck chairs available for use during the 2020 season.

Membership information

Pool memberships can be purchased over the phone by calling 913.477.7100. Once the Rec Center and Community Center open, passes can be purchased in person during business hours.

Due to facility restrictions, pool passes are only available for residents.

Pool memberships are good for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Day passes can be purchased at Indian Trails Aquatic Center for $6 a day (residents only).

Patron expectations

Stay alert! New foot traffic patterns are in place. Look for signs to help navigate entry and exit.

Rinse off with shower water, head to toe, before entering the pool.

If you or your children are sick, please stay home.

We will not allow people to wear masks while they are in the water. We highly encourage all patrons to follow CDC guidelines, which recommend wearing a mask while on the pool deck whenever possible.

Social distancing is highly encouraged throughout the facility. We have taken the following steps to allow for social distancing:

Reduced opportunities for incidental contact by creating one-way traffic with separate entry and exit points.

Allotted 100 square feet per person with regard to capacity.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these steps.

Cleaning measures

High-touch surfaces and items will be sanitized every hour. High-touch surfaces include, but are not limited to, hand railing, pool ladders, guard chairs, door handles, slide start tubs, water fountains, and concession and front desk counters.

Water chemistry will be continue to be checked hourly to assure pool chemicals are balanced and all county and state regulations are being followed.

During a daily cleaning intermission from 4–4:30 p.m., staff will wipe down and sanitize all active area surfaces using traditional cleaning methods with disinfectant liquids as well as newer, more efficient, methods with a disinfectant mist. Both options will kill the COVID-19 virus. Options used by our team will depend on surface type and set time needed for the chemicals to do their job.

Frequently asked questions

Can I still buy a pool membership?

Yes, season passes are on sale and can be purchased by calling 913.477.7100. If you had a membership in 2019, you can renew it online.

Can I purchase a new membership if I don’t live in Lenexa?

No. At present, only Lenexa residents can purchase pool memberships.

What are the active use zones within Indian Trails Aquatic Center, and are they marked?

Active use zones include zero depth, transition, south 25 meters, north 25 meters, deep/diving well. They will be marked.

Can I stay at the pool as long as I want?

Yes, though there will be an afternoon break where all patrons will be required to vacate the facility.

Will I have to wait in line if too many people come in one day?

There is a chance that the restricted capacity will be reached and no additional patrons will be allowed in until users leave the pool area.

What is the total number of patrons who can be at Indian Trails Aquatic Center at once?

300 people.

Why aren't you opening the other outdoor public pools?

Primary concerns include the County and State restrictions, inability to certify new lifeguards, extra safety and sanitation measures, staffing level adequacy, supply chain issues, and the extensive staff labor required to prepare pools while maintaining social distancing.

Will I have to wear a face mask while I am at the pool?

We will not allow patrons to wear masks while they are in the water. We highly encourage all patrons to follow CDC guidelines, which recommend wearing a mask while on the pool deck whenever possible.

Will the concessions stand be open?

Yes, the concessions stand will be open and serve prepackaged food and drinks.

Can I bring my own cooler?

No, we do not allow patrons to bring their personal coolers or outside food and drink except for bottled water.

Will deck chairs be available?

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure, we are removing all of the deck chairs.

Can I bring my own chair?

Yes, you may bring your own chairs to use. The City of Lenexa is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.

Will you have birthday party rentals at the pool this year?

No. A limited amount of parties can be scheduled at the Rec Center, which has an indoor pool.

Can I bring pool toys to play with?

You can bring pool toys in the zero-depth area. Exceptions include torpedoes, hard diving sticks, beach balls, rafts, noodles, etc.

No sharing of pool toys is allowed with non-family members.


Park shelters 

Park shelters are currently available for rent, subject to crowd size limits.

Modified rules / capacities

Shelter capacity will be dictated by mass gathering numbers laid out in the State of Kansas and Johnson County COVID-19 reopening plans.

  • Phase 2: Max capacity of 15

  • Phase 3: Max capacity of 45

  • Phase 4: No restrictions

Closed amenities

  • Playgrounds – Closed until Phase 3

  • Drinking fountains – Closed indefinitely

Open amenities

  • Park restrooms – Restrooms are cleaned each night and sanitized in the morning. Patrons should be prepared with their own cleaning supplies.

Patron expectations

We encourage you to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.

Please stay home if you are sick.

Social distancing is highly encouraged.

Signage will be placed to let renters know the current guidelines and restrictions.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please these steps, please follow these steps.

Cleaning measures

Shelters are cleaned on a regular basis, but not between each rental. Trash is collected daily.

Shelters are not sanitized/disinfected on a regular basis. Please plan your rental accordingly.

Frequently asked questions

Can I rent the shelters or are they first come, first served?

All park shelters are first come/first served, unless they are rented and then the renter has access to the shelter for the hours rented.

Our shelters that are regularly available for rent will again be available to rent once we reach Phase 2, but there will be maximum capacity restrictions depending on the phase we are in.

  • Phase 1: No rentals because capacity restriction is 10 per shelter.

  • Phase 2: You can rent a shelter but restricted to group size of 30.

  • Phase 3: You can rent with max capacity of 90.

  • Phase 4: You can rent with regular shelter restrictions.

Are shelters sanitized/disinfected regularly?

Shelters are cleaned and trash is collected regularly, but they are not disinfected on a regular basis.


Rec Center 

The Lenexa Rec Center is currently open regular hours with restrictions.

As of  July 1, we are admitting nonmember visitors with day passes.

Plans depend on the State of Kansas and Johnson County allowing the Rec Center to continue advancing through the reopening phases.

Check-in procedures

Most importantly, you will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment of your health and to not visit if you are feeling ill.

Self-Assessment Questions:

  • Are you experiencing or have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills)?

  • Are you caring for someone or is someone in your household ill with COVID-19 or COVID-19-related symptoms?

  • Have you been exposed to anyone who is ill with COVID-19-related symptoms?

Check-in may be slower than typical so we ask for your patience and to please follow the social distancing guidelines.

As of July 3, visitors age 6 and older are required to wear face masks when entering the facility and traveling through the non-workout areas.  If you expect to participate in strenuous activity where difficulty breathing could occur while wearing a mask, we encourage you to wear your mask until you reach your location of exercise and after the exercise is complete. 

In addition, we strongly encourage patrons to wear masks while participating in activities where masks are not restrictive to their breathing and they are comfortable performing that activity with it on.  No masks are allowed to be worn while in a pool. 

Traffic flow inside the building will be:

  • West stairwell (near locker rooms) will be upwards flow only.

  • Main stairs will be downward flow only.

Face masks

As of July 3, visitors must wear face masks that cover your mouth and nose when entering the Rec Center and traveling through non-workout areas of the facility (including the Kid Zone child watch area, lobby, locker rooms and restrooms).

If you expect to participate in strenuous activity that could result in difficulty breathing while wearing a mask, we encourage you to wear a mask until you reach your location of exercise and after the exercise is complete. 

In addition, we strongly encourage patrons to wear a face mask while participating in activities where a mask is not restrictive to your breathing and you are comfortable performing the activity with it on. No masks are allowed to be worn while in the pool.

Touchless options

Steps taken to reduce the number of high-touch surfaces:

  • Class attendance for Group X is limited to X Pass holders and guests of members. Check in at the welcome desk as usual for your facility visit.

  • Majority of interior facility doors (non-fire exit) will be propped open.

Modified rules / capacities

Facility capacity guidelines are determined by each active area and allotting individuals 36 square feet for social distancing. We assessed our facility and determined we will be allotting individuals 100 square feet per active space (almost three times more than the State of Kansas recommends). Highly-used spaces and capacity include:

  • Fitness floor – 86 people

  • Activity gym – 42 people

  • Second floor gym – 56 people

Basketball, volleyball and pickleball are allowed in second floor gym. Bring own equipment or check out equipment from Rec Center staff. 

We offer a limited Group X fitness class schedule. Check in at the welcome desk as usual for your facility visit.

Birthday parties are available, with no more than two parties in the facility at a time. Maximum of four parties per day.

Membership information

Normal billing resumed on June 20. Members with an annual pass have received a credit placed on their account for the amount of time the facility was closed.

If you feel you aren’t ready to return to the Rec Center, you may cancel your membership with a 30-day notice. Any bills within this 30-day period shall still be incurred. Fill out this form and email it to therec@lenexa.com.

Have questions? Call us at 913.477.7529.

Rec Center membership details

Admission information

The Rec Center is currently open regular hours, with restrictions. We are admitting nonmember visitors with day passes.

Patron expectations

Plan ahead and come prepared for your activity to limit time needed in the facility.

Please use the track solo. Side-by-side use of the track will not be permitted.

Stay alert! New foot traffic patterns are in place. Look for signs to help navigate within the facility.

Sanitize your hands upon arriving and before leaving. Sanitizing stations will be available throughout the facility.

Visitors age 6 and older must wear face masks when entering the facility and traveling through the non-workout areas.

Please stay home if you are sick.

Be patient, flexible and kind.

Social distancing is highly encouraged throughout the facility. We have taken the following steps to allow for social distancing:

  • Spread out facility equipment.

  • Reduced opportunities for incidental contact by limiting entry and exit of the facility and creating one-way traffic between floors.

  • Allotted 100 square feet per person in each active area according to capacity levels.

  • Signage will identify active areas and communicate capacity and guidelines for those spaces.

  • You can travel between each active area as long as this does not cause the space to exceed its overall capacity.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these steps.

 

Cleaning measures

High-touch surfaces and items will be sanitized regularly. High-touch surfaces include, but are not limited to, door handles, stair railings, counter tops, credit card and signature pads, elevator buttons, fitness equipment screens and handles.

Staff will close smaller areas of the facility for up to 15 minutes at a time to clean and disinfect them. We will do our best to work around activities happening when planning cleaning schedules.

Cleaning will consist of a complete wipedown and sanitization of all active area surfaces. This involves traditional cleaning methods with disinfectant liquids as well as newer, more efficient, methods using a disinfectant mist. Both options will kill the COVID-19 virus. Options used by our team will depend on the surface type and set time needed for the chemicals to do their job.

 

Kid Zone child watch area

The Kid Zone child watch area is currently open with some restrictions, including a reduced capacity to meet social distancing and mass gathering guidelines.

At this time, only children with monthly or annual Kid Zone passes will be admitted. 

Some important changes about our service:

  • Children must be at least 1 year old.

  • Visits will be limited to 1 hour in duration.

  • Masks are now required of patrons age 6 and older unless participating in a strenuous activity.

  • Check-in will require a brief health screening that includes taking your child's temperature.

    • If the first temperature reading is 100.4 or higher, children will have to wait 10 minutes and be checked again.

    • If the second reading is still 100.4 or higher, the child will not be admitted into the Kid Zone.

  • Families will only be allowed to check in or out of the Kid Zone one at a time to maintain social distancing.

  • Children will be placed into small groups with limited intermingling.

  • Staff will wear face coverings and will have their temperatures taken before their shift.

How you can help us be successful:

  • Keep your child home if they are sick or not feeling well.

  • Have your child's key fob ready when you check in.

  • Arrive on time to check your child out of the Kid Zone when your hour is up.

  • Non-essential items must remain at home.  A water bottle is welcome.

  • Label all items with your child's name for easy identification.

Operations may continue to evolve as we progress through the phases of reopening.

Frequently asked questions

How many people will you allow in the facility at once? Per area? 

Facility capacity guidelines are determined by each active area and allotting individuals 36 square feet for social distancing. We assessed our facility and determined we will allot individuals 100 square feet per active are (almost three times more than the State of Kansas recommends). Highly used spaces and capacity include:

  • Fitness floor – 100 people

  • Activity gym – 42 people

  • Second floor gym – 90 people

What can I expect when I arrive to access the facility? 

Most importantly, you will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment of your health and to not visit if you are feeling ill.

Self-Assessment Questions:

  • Are you experiencing or have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills)?

  • Are you caring for someone or is someone in your household ill with COVID-19 or COVID-19-related symptoms?

  • Have you been exposed to anyone who is ill with COVID-19-related symptoms?

Check-in may be slower than typical so we ask for your patience and to please follow the social distancing guidelines.

As of July 3, visitors age 6 and older must wear face masks when entering the facility and traveling through the non-workout areas.

Traffic flow inside the building will be:

  • West stairwell (near locker rooms) will be upwards flow only.

  • Main stairs will be downward flow only.

Are the active use zones within the facility marked?

Yes, they will be marked with signage.

Is there a maximum length of time I am allowed to be in one active use zone?

No.

Are you operating the Kid Zone?

The Kid Zone child watch area is currently open, with some restrictions.

Are group fitness classes available?

Group X fitness classes are currently offered.

How will you clean/disinfect the facility?

We clean and disinfect all active areas at least once every four hours. We will also close specific areas of the facility throughout the day to complete a deep cleaning.

What type of safety precautions have you taken?

Equipment is spaced appropriately to accommodate social distancing; some will be unusable.

A semipermanent barrier is placed near the welcome desk to allow for physical separation of traffic flow.

Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing will be performed throughout the facility.

Are birthday party rentals available? 

Birthday parties are currently available, except for inflatable bounce house activities. 

If I don’t plan to use the facility, can I cancel and/or freeze my membership until I feel safer? 

Normal billing resumed on June 20. Members with an annual pass have received a credit placed on their account for the amount of time the facility was closed.

If you feel you aren’t ready to return to the Rec Center, you may cancel your membership with a 30-day notice. Any bills within this 30-day period shall still be incurred. Fill out this form and email it to therec@lenexa.com.

Are you accepting new members?

Yes.

Can I purchase a day pass for the Rec Center?

Starting July 1, we began admitting nonmember visitors with day passes as normal.

Will your staff wear masks?

Yes, all staff are required to wear masks, with the exception of on-duty lifeguards and group exercise instructors.

Can I use the locker rooms?

All locker rooms are available for use.  

Can I still get my coffee?

This service has been temporarily suspended under state guidelines.

Can I still work from the lobby of the Rec Center?

Yes. However, seating capacity is limited to comply with social distancing efforts.

How are you enforcing social distancing on the narrow main staircase? 

Traffic will only flow down this staircase. You can reach the second and third floor by going up in the west stairwell.

Are we allowed to access the pool?

Yes, the indoor pool is open with limited capacity.

Can I use the Group X fitness studios to work out?

Yes, we offer specific times where patrons can use the studio space for stretching and personal workouts. However, equipment is limited.

Are workout equipment quantities limited?

We have moved a number of our cardio and strength equipment pieces around, and some pieces will not be available for use. We also limit functional fitness equipment due to the difficulty in maintaining sanitization.

Can I still use the walking/jogging track? If so, how are you enforcing social distancing?

Yes, the track is open. Signage instructs patrons to use only the inside and outside lanes and to not walk side by side.

What sports equipment is available to use?

Members are now able to checkout a pickleball paddle, basketball or volleyball from a Rec Center staff member on the second floor gym. Equipment is sanitized between each use.

Can I play pickleball, basketball or volleyball?

Yes.

Do you offer Gym for Me and Splash With Me toddler activities?

Gym for Me will not be back until Phase 4.

Splash With Me takes place Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10–11:30 a.m. Limited to 12 people at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Are you offering personal training?

Yes. We attempt to spread personal training sessions throughout the facility to avoid taking up space on the fitness floor.

Are you offering equipment orientations?

Yes, for current members only. Learn more 

Can I get a wellness assessment?

Yes. You must schedule a wellness assessment in advance (our typical policy).

Are recreation programs being offered?

Recreation programs have resumed with restrictions. Schedules are available at Lenexa.com/GetActive.

Group swim lessons and private swim lessons are currently available.


Swim lessons 

Indoor and outdoor swim lessons will resume in mid-June 2020 at the Lenexa Rec Center and Indian Trails Aquatic Center.

Indoor swim lesson summer schedule and registration

Outdoor swim lesson summer schedule and registration

Check-in procedures

You will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment of your health and to not visit if you are feeling ill.

Self-Assessment Questions:

  • Are you experiencing or have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills)?

  • Are you caring for someone or is someone in your household ill with COVID-19 or COVID-19-related symptoms?

  • Have you been exposed to anyone who is ill with COVID-19-related symptoms?

Rec Center swim lessons

  • Traffic flow into the facility will only be at the entrance near the parking garage.

  • Traffic flow exiting the facility will only be at the entrance near 87th Street Parkway.

  • Check in participants inside the pool by the sectioned-off swim lesson area.

Indian Trails Aquatic Center swim lessons

  • Traffic flow into the facility will be at the main entrance from the parking lot.
  • Traffic flow exiting the facility will be through the south gate by the main entrance to the parking lot.

  • Please be respectful and try to avoid passing others as you enter/exit the facility.

  • Check in child inside of the pool area by the sectioned off swim lesson area.
Check-in may be slower than typical, so we ask for your patience and to please follow social distancing guidelines.
Check-in may be slower than typical so we ask for your patience and to please follow the social distancing guidelines.
  • Touchless options:

    • All participants will be checked in by the program instructor.

    • Contact information from the parent/guardian staying on site during the program/class time will be gathered by the program instructor upon arrival.

Modified rules / capacities

No more than six participants per class. Parent and child classes will have no more than 12 participants. Classes will be separated by 6 feet or more.

These restrictions will be followed and will limit the amount of students that can participate in each class/program at one time. Schedules and program days/times have been adjusted to reflect this.

Only one adult viewer per swimmer will be allowed in the pool area. Other viewers will need to remain in the lobby space of the Rec Center or the parking area of Indian Trails Aquatic Center.

Parents/guardians of the participants are required to maintain social distancing in viewing areas of the pool.

All greetings before and after class will be non-physical.

Patron expectations

Plan ahead and come prepared for your activity to limit time needed in in the facility.

Sanitize your hands upon arriving and before leaving our facilities. Sanitizing stations will be available.

We encourage you to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.

Please stay home if you or your child are sick.

Be patient, flexible and kind.

Social distancing is highly encouraged throughout the facilities. We have taken the following steps to allow for social distancing:

  • Chairs/waiting area furniture will be placed 6 feet apart at the Rec Center.

  • Viewers can bring their own lawn chair for seating at Indian Trails.

  • Signage will be placed throughout our facilities to help communicate both capacity and any guidelines for that specific space.
If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please follow these steps.

Cleaning measures

High-touch surfaces and items will be sanitized regularly. High-touch surfaces include, but are not limited to, door handles, stair railings, counter tops, credit card and signature pads, and elevator buttons.

All common-use equipment will be sanitized before and after each use and at the beginning and end of each class/program.

For each program/class, when feasible, each participant will be assigned his or her own equipment.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect when I arrive to access the facility?   

Most importantly, you will see signage asking you to complete a self-assessment of your health and not visit if you are feeling ill.

Check-in may be slower than typical, so we ask for your patience and observance of the social distancing guidelines.

When will programs begin? 

Youth swim lessons will begin in Phase 3 and will follow normal summer schedules. The first indoor and outdoor sessions will begin the week of June 15.

How do I register my child for swim lessons?

Registration for the June 15 opened on Tuesday, May 26, at 8 a.m. You can sign up for lessons at Lenexa.com/GetActive or call 913.477.7100 Monday through Friday.

Can I watch my child swim?

Yes, but please limit the number of adult viewers to one person per swimmer.

What if my child becomes sick and isn’t able to attend class?

Full refunds will be given if the class has not yet started. Prorated refunds will be given for any classes your child misses due to illness.

Will the instructors go through a screening process before teaching?

Yes, all instructors will take a self-assessment test and have their temperature checked at the beginning of their shift.

Can my swimmer borrow goggles?

No, each swimmer must provide their own goggles. They are not required in most levels.

Is there a break between classes to allow for traffic flow and cleaning?

Yes, there will be a 10-minute break between classes.