ARIZONA NEWS

Tempe reopening city-operated gyms, Kiwanis pool next week

Mar 11, 2021, 4:55 AM | Updated: 10:25 pm
(City of Tempe photo)...
(City of Tempe photo)
(City of Tempe photo)

PHOENIX — The city of Tempe announced Wednesday that city-operated gyms and the Kiwanis pool will reopen next week as COVID-19 metrics continue to decline.

City-operated gyms and fitness centers at Kiwanis, Escalante and North Tempe community centers will reopen Monday with capacity limitations in place to allow for physical distancing, along with a requirement of face coverings, according to a press release.

The Kiwanis pool will also reopen Monday for fitness and fun swim sessions, with swim lessons returning on April 13. Pool capacity is limited to 50 people and face coverings will be required when not in the water.

The Westside Multi-Generational Center, Tempe City Hall, Tempe History Museum, Edna Vihel Arts Center, Pyle Adult Recreation Center, Tempe Center for the Arts and all city senior centers remain closed while the Tempe Public Library continues to operate under limited services.

A significant decline in COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks and two of the three state health business benchmarks being in the moderate zone is what led city officials to believe the facilities can safely reopen, according to the release.

Tempe closed city-operated gyms and fitness centers and halted sports tournaments on Dec. 4 as COVID-19 metrics spiked across the state around the holiday season. The Kiwanis pool, which had been closed for renovations, also remained shuttered.

The Kiwanis Tennis Center, city playgrounds and ramadas remained open because physical distancing could be safely achieved.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Katie Hobbs speaks to supporters at a campaign rally on Nov. 6, 2022, in Tucson. (Photo by John Moo...
KTAR.com

Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s other winners to be inaugurated Jan. 5

Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs will become Arizona's first Democratic governor in 14 years when she is inaugurated in a Jan. 5 ceremony.
13 hours ago
(Arizona Humane Society Photo)...
KTAR.com

5 metro Phoenix animal shelters participating in 10-day reduced fee adoption event

Five metro Phoenix animal shelters are taking part in Bissell Pet Foundation's 10-day reduced fee adoption event.
13 hours ago
Montel Alexander (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...
KTAR.com

Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend in Phoenix after threatening her family

A suspected Phoenix gang member is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend after threatening her family and kidnapping a friend while trying to find her.
13 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Senator Mark Kelly)...
KTAR.com

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly wants answers on how DHS will handle end of Title 42

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly said he's expecting to hear back from Homeland Security soon addressing continuing issues about the impending termination of Title 42 border-crossing restrictions.
13 hours ago
Activists in this file photo rally outside the Arizona Capitol in June, 2022, after the U.S. Suprem...
Haley Smilow | Cronkite News

Judges grill both sides in hearing about Arizona abortion laws

Arizona Court of Appeals judges quizzed attorneys Wednesday as they tried to figure out how, or if, they can square competing abortion laws.
13 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Arizona State University Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Suspect in custody after shots fired on ASU campus in Tempe

One person is in custody after shots were fired at a student and a police officer on the grounds of Arizona State University in Tempe early Thursday, campus police said.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet edges out cable for everyday use

In a world where technology drives so much of our daily lives, a lack of high-speed internet can be a major issue.
...
Quantum Fiber

Stream 4K and more with powerful, high-speed fiber internet

Picking which streaming services to subscribe to are difficult choices, and there is no room for internet that cannot handle increased demands.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
Tempe reopening city-operated gyms, Kiwanis pool next week