The Center fitness areas, pool open to passholders, day pass users | News

Residents are reminded that the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center (The Center) is open for passholders to use the fitness areas and lap pool, and will be available to people who purchase day passes as of Thursday, Oct. 1. Strict public health measures are in place for use of the building.

Day passes can be purchased at the Center’s service desk, and are available for Dearborn residents only.

The cost of day passes is $8 for those ages 4-12, $10 for those aged 13-59, and $8 for those 60 years or older. Day passes are free for children aged three years or younger.

The Center hours are 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Patrons must follow several vital public health guidelines while visiting The Center. Most important of these public health measures is a strict enforcement of the state-mandated mask requirement. This means that visitors must wear a mask at all times while inside the Center, even while exercising. Masks may only be removed while swimming in the lap pool.

In addition, visitors will have their temperatures taken prior to entry, and must give contact information when they arrive.

All equipment in The Center is protected with a 90-day disinfectant and cleaned regularly. In addition, visitors are advised to wipe off their machines and weights before and after each use. Hand sanitizer are also available.

To accommodate social distancing, group exercise classes are being held in the Ballroom, spinning classes are in Studio A, and a large number of pieces of cardio equipment have been moved into the gym. The gym is currently unavailable for basketball.

Locker rooms and showers have been opened at a reduced capacity and are marked off to maintain social distancing as needed.

The lap pool is open for laps only; no open swimming will be permitted. Pool capacity is restricted to 25 percent of normal operating capacity, which will be monitored and enforced. The leisure pool is not open.

The opening of the Center’s fitness and pool facilities follows the State of Michigan’s Sept. 3 announcement that gyms and indoor pools across the state may re-open as long as strict public health guidelines are followed.

For more information about recreational facilities, please call the Recreation Department service desk at 313-943-2350.

Source: City of Dearborn

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