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2020

RiverPlex Closure

UPDATE 6/1/2020:

RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center

After review of the Phase 3 guidelines for fitness centers which limit indoor use to one-on-one training opportunities, it is not viable for the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center to resume its operations during this phase.  We are disappointed, as are all of you, but we must continue to prioritize state guidelines and honor our commitment to ensuring that our facility and programming can be accessed safely and we commit to you that we will open when it is safe to do so.

We are excited to share that we will begin outdoor group classes on Tuesdays (BootCamp) and Thursdays (BodyPump) next week.  Classes will be held on the north side of the RiverPlex.  Please visit our website for more details.

We’re also finalizing plans for our annual Yoga in the Park effort and we’ll be sharing updates very soon!

In the meantime, membership fees will continue to be “frozen” until the facility re-opens.  Some of our users have elected to continue to pay their fees to support our staff and operation costs.  For that, we are truly grateful.  To stay up to date with your RiverPlex family, please follow our Facebook page and watch for regular emails.

To All Friends of the Peoria Park District:
The Peoria Park District’s mission focuses on supporting the health and wellness of those who live, work and play in our District. In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the District continue to focus on this important work.
As such, in light of Governor Pritzker’s recent order regarding school closures, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Peoria Park District has determined that it will close all public facilities through Thursday, April 30, with the goal of reducing the spread of the coronavirus in our local community.
These closures will extend to all programs, activities, and rentals scheduled during this timeframe, including Proctor and Logan Recreation Centers’ after school programming and all District Spring Break Camps. Please note that the District will honor its commitment to serve as public polling places for Tuesday’s election.
Programs and events cancelled during this closure may be subject to rescheduling or refunds. Park District staff will be working to reach out to those affected in the coming days. They will also be available to answer phone calls and email inquiries regarding these changes.
During this time, the District’s outdoor amenities will still be available for use though patrons are encouraged to consider social distancing and good hygiene while using our parks and trails.
Facility closures do NOT mean that the District won’t be busy. The Peoria Park District’s Facebook page will be activated as a daily resource for users who are looking for engaging activities to keep them busy during this phase of the virus containment. If you haven’t “liked” the Peoria Park District Facebook page, please do so to ensure that you receive all District updates.
“While we are disappointed to have to close the doors of our indoor facilities temporarily, it is our hope that the early response to COVID-19 will help to limit its impact and allow us to get back to full program levels sooner. We stand committed to do whatever we can to support the health and wellness of our community and these short-term closures, along with some creative use of our social media platforms, will hopefully do just that,” said Emily Cahill, the District’s Executive Director.
Further, while it is the District’s goal to limit facility and programming closures to the Governor’s timeframe, District leadership recognizes that the timeline may have to extend depending on changes in the virus’s reach in our community.
For more information about COVID-19, please continue to check the following websites:
As always if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you!
Emily
Emily G. Cahill, Executive Director
ecahill@peoriaparks.org
Peoria Park District
(309) 682-1200

author: Angela Bland