Operational Changes due to COVID-19
Updated: Dec. 13, 2021
Dear Groveport Recreation Center Members & Patrons,
Welcome: Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, a number of modifications were initially made to the facility, operations, programs and policies & procedures. Many of those modifications have now been eliminated as mandates were eliminated on June 2, 2021.
Facility Hours: Please visit www.groveportrec.com for hours.
Members & Day Pass Patrons: Both Members and Day Pass Patrons may utilize the facility. Persons must be at least 15 years of age to use the facility, unless accompanied by an adult. Persons registered for classes & programs may also use the facility during the day/time that their class/program is scheduled.
Face Coverings Update: Effective Dec. 13, 2021, and until further notice, all GRC members/patrons are REQUIRED to wear a face covering while: entering & exiting the facility, walking about or sitting in common areas, changing in a locker room, in a gymnasium, but not engaged in play, walking from a locker room to the fitness floor, pool deck or any other area in the facility.
Members/Patrons are NOT REQUIRED to wear a face covering while: actively engaged in exercise, moving between fitness machines on the same floor, in the pool (face coverings are required when walking to/from locker room and while on the pool deck), actively showering, actively eating or drinking.
Medical Exemption: if you have a medical condition and cannot safely wear a face covering.
We encourage you to also practice social distancing when possible and to frequently wash/disinfect your hands.
The City of Groveport is asking for your cooperation. By wearing a face covering you are keeping yourself, others and our staff more protected from the COVID-19 Virus.
If you refuse to follow the City's policy, our staff will kindly ask you to leave the facility. Neither rain checks or refunds will be issued.
Arrival: When you arrive at the facility, please conduct a self-assessment prior to entry. A Symptom Check Sign is posted outside of the facility for you to reference. If you have a fever 100.4 F or greater, are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, DO NOT ENTER.
Basketballs/Volleyballs/Etc.: Due to COVID-19, please bring your own ball for play. Balls are not available for check-out.
Social Distancing: Patrons are encouraged to social distance when possible.
Locker Rooms: Locker Rooms are fully open, including showers.
Restrooms: Restrooms are open.
Storage Cubbies at Fitness Center: The cubbies are open.
Lost & Found: Only IDs, keys, wallets, purses, cell phones or jewelry will be secured for temporary safe keeping.
Fans: All fans are fully operational.
Fitness Center: Many pieces of equipment have been relocated to our lobby and East Gym A.
Youth Fitness Orientations: Youth Fitness Orientations are available for 13 & 14 year olds.
SilverSneakers Orientations: Our staff will provide you with a written orientation at registration. All questions regarding SilverSneakers should be directed to Ebonee Green (Admin. Asst.) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gymnasiums: Gyms are fully operational and there are no restrictions for general play. Please follow posted gym schedules for varying age groups.
Track: The 1/10 mile indoor track is open for both walking and jogging. Please follow all posted signs.
Elevator: The elevator is fully operational. Ride at your own risk.
Indoor Pool – General/Leisure Pool:
- Use indoor pool at your own risk. Reservations are not required and will not be accepted.
- Contrary to popular belief, the COVID-19 can be spread in a pool environment as your face is exposed any time your head is out of the water.
- Face masks are NOT permitted while in the water.
- Please refer to the Indoor Pool Schedule as there will be times where the General/Leisure Pool may not be available due to aquatic programming, etc.
- Questions should be directed to Seth Bower (Aquatics Mgr.) at email@example.com / 614-836-1000 ext. 1510.
Indoor Pool – Lap Lanes:
- 2 users per lane maximum (first come - first served). Please circle swim.
- Lap lanes are designated for swimming. Walking should take place in the leisure pool.
- Numbered waiting chairs are located along the deep end side of the pool. Please move to a new chair as space becomes available.
- Please refer to the Indoor Pool Schedule as there will be times where there will be less lap lanes available due to aquatic programming, etc.
Kiddin’ Around Room: The Kiddin’ Around Room, which has provided babysitting services, will NOT be open for the time being.
Rock Climbing Wall: The rock climbing wall will NOT be open for the time being.
Drinking Fountains and Vending Machines: Drinking fountains and vending machines are now available for your use.
Televisions: Television stations have been pre-set by staff and may NOT be changed.
Magazines: Magazines have been removed from the facility. Please bring your own magazine for your reading pleasure.
Birthday Party Packages: The Recreation Department is currently NOT offering Birthday Party Packages at this time.
Personal Training: If you are a client of one of our Personal Trainers, please contact him/her to schedule your sessions. Contact information is available at www.groveportrec.com. Group Personal Training Sessions are available (1 trainer: 2 clients).
Fitness Classes: Please see our website for a schedule and registration information. Questions should be directed to Kelly Carter (Aquatics Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROUP SWIM LESSONS – Please see our website for more information regarding levels offered and registration dates.
PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS – Please contact Seth Bower (Aquatics Manager) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1510 or email@example.com for more information. There is currently a long Waiting List for Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons.
LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES – Please see our website for more information regarding classes.
SCUBA LESSONS – Please see our website for more information.
Leisure Programs & Special Events: Some programs have resumed. Please visit our website for more specific information or contact Kelly Carter (Aquatics Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth & Adult Athletics: Some programs have resumed. Please visit our website for more specific information or contact Lee Woodard (Recreation Manager) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1505 or email@example.com.
Room Rentals: Effective Sept. 10, 2021 and until further notice, rooms will be not be available for rent. Persons who have a current reservation will be permitted to keep their reservation. However, all patrons must follow the face covering requirement. Please contact Jeff Card (Customer Service Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1506 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ball Diamond Rentals/Reservations: Ball Diamond Rentals are available with the exception of tournaments. Please contact Jeff Card (Customer Service Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1506 / email@example.com for more information.
Soccer Field Rentals/Reservations: Soccer Field Rentals are available with the exception of tournaments. The City does not rent soccer fields between June 1 and July 31. Please contact Kelly Carter (Aquatics Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis Court Rentals/Reservations: At the present time, tennis court rentals are NOT available. Tennis courts may be used, but on a first come-first served basis. Please note that Recreation Department programming takes precedence.
Log House Rentals/Reservations: Effective Sept. 10, 2021 and until further notice, the Log House will not be available for rent. Persons who have a current reservation will be permitted to keep their reservation. However, all patrons must follow the face covering requirement. Please contact Jeff Card (Customer Service Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1506 / email@example.com for more information.
Picnic Shelter Rentals/Reservations: Picnic shelters rentals are available. Please contact Jeff Card (Customer Service Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1506 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you for your continued cooperation!
Groveport Recreation Dept. Staff