Recreation Facilities Reopening Information

UPDATED July 17, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Effective July 20, 2020 the pool at the Community and Recreation Center will reopen for lap swimming and water aerobics. Please see blue tab titled "Pool at Community and Recreation Center Re-opening July 20, 2020" below for details. 

Effective June 29, 2020 - Per the Governor's executive order, the Community and Recreation Center must remain closed for at least 30 days with a targeted reopen in one month. Additional information will be provided when a date has been determined. The Oro Valley Aquatic Center will remain open with current precautionary measures in place. Please see blue tab below titled "Recreation Facility Closures and Changes per Governor's Executive Order" for more details.

The Town and its facilities will be adhering to the Pima County Board of Supervisors (PCBS) adopted measures for public pools, gyms and fitness centers. Staff has been working diligently since our unexpected closure on a number of projects, as well as plans to reopen facilities safely once given the green light. We will take every precaution necessary to ensure the safest environment possible for both users and staff. The following precautionary measures have begun and will be completed prior to reopening the Community & Recreation Center and Oro Valley Aquatic Center:

Pool at Community and Recreation Center Re-opening July 20, 2020

Due to very high demand for lane space at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, the Town will re-open the pool at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center on Monday, July 20, for reservation-based lap swimming and water aerobics. Six lap lanes will be available for reservation from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are for one hour and are limited to one person per lane. This re-opening provides 288 additional lap lane hours each week to help meet the fitness needs of our community. 

Water aerobics will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (two classes on Mon./Tue./Thur./Fri., and at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Classes are 50 minutes long and are limited to nine participants. Lanes and classes will open for online reservations at 5 a.m. two days in advance (e.g. lanes and classes for July 20 will open at 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 18) and must be reserved at playov.com.

For online reservation instructions, please see the tab below. To reserve a lane or attend a water aerobics class you must either have an Aquatic Center Membership or pay the daily $5 drop-in fee. If you choose to pay the drop-in fee, payment will be taken when you arrive to the pool for your reservation or class. For more information on the Aquatic Center membership, click here (then scroll down to "Memberships and Fees").

Please note that all Community and Recreation Center memberships will remain paused. If you currently have a paused Community and Recreation Center membership and would like us to convert it to an Aquatic Center membership, please contact us at 520-544-1900, option 3. The Community and Recreation Center indoor facilities will remain closed—including restrooms. Please arrive ready to swim. Masks must be worn when arriving to the facility and must be taken off prior to entering the pool. Access to the pool will be through the gate in the northeast corner of the pool deck. Staff will continue to take precautionary measures, such as hourly cleaning of commonly used areas, to ensure the safety of facility users and staff.

Recreation Facility Closures and Changes per Governor's Executive Order - Effective June 29, 2020

UPDATE JULY 27, 2020: Today, July 27, marks 30 days since Governor Ducey's executive order pausing operations of gyms, which closed the Community and Recreation Center. On July 23, 2020 Governor Doug Ducey extended this executive order pausing operations on gyms. The pause of these operations will be reviewed for repeal or revision every two weeks. We will continue to communicate any updates as they arise. If you have any questions please feel free to reach us at 520-544-1900 (option 3) or recreation@orovalleyaz.gov. To view the Governor's full press release, click here.   

As part of continued efforts to reverse the trend of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order today (6/29/20) that will require the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center to close effective 8 p.m. tonight, June 29, 2020. Per the executive order, the Community and Recreation Center must remain closed for at least 30 days with a targeted reopen in one month. Additional information will be provided when a date has been determined. The Oro Valley Aquatic Center will remain open with current precautionary measures in place. Please see details below:

Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center
All memberships will be paused beginning June 30, 2020. No membership fees will be charged until the center reopens. For any membership questions, please call the front desk at 520-544-1900 option 3. 

Oro Valley Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center will remain open with current precautionary measures in place. For more information on these precautionary measures, please click here. Reminder, lap lanes must be reserved online and can be done so here

Pool at Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center
The Community and Recreation Center pool will be closed with the exception of youth swim lessons.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center
Tennis and pickleball courts will remain open to the public on a first come first served basis. The indoor facility will be closed, including the restrooms so please plan accordingly. Reservations will not be taken at this time. For information about lessons and clinics, please contact El Conquistador Tennis at 520-229-5372. Please remember that private lessons are not permitted on the tennis courts. 
NOTE: Lights will be remain on until 10 p.m. Monday - Sunday

Face Covering Policy

On June 25, 2020, Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield issued Amendment #7 to the Town’s March 17, 2020 Emergency Proclamation. Amendment #7 formally adopts applicable portions of the Pima County Board of Supervisor’s Resolution 2020-49 regarding the wearing of face coverings in public (when six feet of social distancing can’t be continuously maintained) as part of regional efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This amendment does apply to Oro Valley Parks and Recreation facilities but with some notable points of clarification. In the case of the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center, visitors will be required to wear face coverings as they walk through the center but will be given the option to remove it when they start their exercise and can safely maintain six feet of distance. At the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, visitors will be required to wear a face covering when entering and while inside the facility, but will need to remove it prior to entering the water. Visitors of Oro Valley parks, trails and multi-use paths will only be required to wear a face covering when it's difficult to maintain six feet of distance.

UPDATE: The Community and Recreation Center is closed effective June 30, 2020.

Lap Lane Online Reservation Instructions

Lap Lane Online Reservations for Aquatic Center and Community and Recreation Center

Lap Lane Reservations will be limited to one hour per person, per day based on availability. Please note that for the Aquatic Center, we will be reserving time slots in the Olympic pool and Recreation pool. When you reserve a lane, it's not specific to a particular pool. That will be determined upon your arrival based on availability. At this time, we will not be offering open swim. Reservation of a lap lane can be done two days in advance.
  1. Visit playov.com and select "Aquatic Center" or "Community and Recreation Center" from the program tab options. 
  2. Select the day of the week you are interested in reserving a lap lane.
  3. Select the time you would like to reserve. (NOTE: lap lanes are limited to one hour)
  4. Once the time and date are selected, you will be prompted to log in to your Civicrec account. This will be the same username and password you created when you registered for your membership. If your password is not working, select "forgot your password" and follow the steps to create a new password. 
  5. Once you have logged in, make sure your name is selected and the drop-in date listed is correct.
  6. Select the green "add to cart" button.
  7. Review your cart is displaying the correct date and time. The total should be $0.00. 
  8. Select the blue "checkout" box in the bottom right corner.
  9. Select the green "review transaction" box.
  10. Select the green "complete transaction" box.
  11. Save your receipt and make sure to have a digital or physical copy when you arrive to the center.
  12. Enjoy your workout!

Lap Lane Cancellations

The Aquatic Center and Community and Recreation Center have created an easier way to cancel your lap lane reservations. If you are unable to attend your scheduled lap swim time please email ACattendant@orovalleyaz.gov. By canceling your lane you allow another person the opportunity to swim laps.

What you need to know before you visit

  • We ask anyone entering Town facilities to wear a mask, this will help protect other patrons, our staff, as well as yourself. If you do not have a mask they will be available for purchase at the front desk of each facility.
  • If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or a temperature of over 100.4 degrees, please stay home. To achieve the safest environment possible it's imperative that those who feel sick do not enter the facility.
  • Please maintain clean hands while visiting. We will have sanitizing stations throughout the facility but please make sure to wash your hands frequently and do not touch your mouth, nose, ears and eyes. 
  • If you plan to swim, arrive in your swimwear and leave in your swimwear. Locker rooms will be closed for changing and showers will not be available at this time.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, it's critical that you maintain proper social distancing while visiting these facilities. Failure to adhere to the posted social distancing requirements will result in removal from the facility and possible suspension or termination of your membership. 
  • As we begin opening Town recreational facilities in a phased approach, it is important that you understand certain aspects of our facilities will not be available in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines and the PCBS adopted measures. Locker rooms will be limited to just restrooms (lockers, showers and saunas will be off limits) and group seating will be removed from the lobby and pool deck. Your visit may be shorter than before but please understand this is done in the best interest of facility users and staff. Your cooperation and understanding is very much appreciated. 

New Hours of Operation

As we begin opening, each facility will be offering new hours of operation for the foreseeable future. These changes are necessary to allow for proper sanitization of equipment and spaces. Please be sure to review the adjusted hours prior to your visit. 
 

Community & Recreation Center
CURRENTLY CLOSED EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2020

Oro Valley Aquatic Center
Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. – Closed daily from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. for deep cleaning and due to limited staff availability during these hours
Saturday: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Pool Changes and Expectations

In order to continue to operate Town pools while adhering to new regulations, we ask that you please take note of the following changes and expectations:

  • All lap swimmers will be required to reserve a lane in advance of arrival at the facility. No drop-in visits will be allowed. Lanes may be reserved online via www.playov.com. More details on this process will be released soon. 
  • Wear a mask while inside the facility. Masks are not permitted while in the water.
  • Please come to the facility in your swimsuit and leave in your swimsuit.
  • Showers are not currently available.
  • Public swim gear such as kickboards, fins, aqua belts, etc. will not be available.
  • Only one lap swimmer per lane, and swimming down the center of the lane is encouraged.
  • Lap swim will be limited to one hour per individual per day.
  • The snack bar at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center is closed, bottled water will be available for purchase at the front desk.

Pool Hours
Community & Recreation Center
CURRENTLY CLOSED EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2020

Oro Valley Aquatic Center
Mon-Fri: 5 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Sat: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sun: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Staff Scheduling and Safety Training

  • Community & Recreation Center: Management staff has been working to gather availability from facility staff and scheduling accordingly. As part of gearing up to reopen, lifesaving personnel have been catching up on their training to ensure the safety of our patrons. Staff will be trained based off PCBS adopted measures to ensure their safety and patron safety. This includes sanitizing customer areas and high-touched surface areas after each sitting or equipment use with EPA-registered disinfectant and posting documentation of cleaning logs on line and at the entrance documenting cleaning of all public areas (Inclusive of counter tops, door handles, waiting areas, etc.) at least every 2 to 3 hours.
  • Oro Valley Aquatic Center: Management staff has been working to gather availability from facility staff and scheduling accordingly. As part of gearing up to reopen, lifesaving personnel have been catching up on their training to ensure the safety of our patrons . Staff will be trained based off PCBS adopted measures to ensure their safety and patron safety. This includes sanitizing customer areas and high-touched surface areas on a regular basis and posting documentation of cleaning logs on line and at the entrance documenting cleaning of all public areas (Inclusive of counter tops, door handles, waiting areas, etc.) at least every 2 to 3 hours.

Implementation of Staff Wellness Policy

Per the PCBS adopted measures, wellness/temperatures checks will be required for all staff at both facilities prior to beginning a shift and will include:

  • Wellness/symptom checks upon arrival
  • Temperature checks upon arrival to ensure nothing exceeds 100.4 degrees
  • Staff will wear cloth masks and gloves
  • Information will be logged and tracked to ensure compliance and safety

Preparation of Facility

Community & Recreation Center: Significant modifications to the Community & Recreation Center are underway to ensure a safe environment for staff and patrons. The following social distancing precautions will be taken: proper signage posted throughout the facility, proper spacing of deck chairs, removal of shared aqua equipment such as kickboards, rearranging fitness equipment to maintain social distancing, and marking commonly used areas.  Locker room, shower, and sauna facilities will be closed at this time, however restrooms will remain open with designated areas outlined to adhere to social distancing.  Additionally drinking fountains will be turned off as per PCBS guidelines, a touchless water station is located at the front of the facility.

Oro Valley Aquatic Center: Significant modifications to the Oro Valley Aquatic Center are underway to ensure a safe environment for staff and facility users. The following social distancing precautions will be taken: Proper signage posted throughout the facility, proper spacing of deck chairs, removal of shared equipment such as kickboards, adherence to a one person per lap lane at a time policy, and the marking of commonly used areas. Locker room and shower facilities will be closed at this time, however restrooms will remain open with designated areas outlined on the floor to adhere to social distancing.  Additionally drinking fountains will be turned off as per PCBS guidelines.