provided to the Santiva Chronicle
The City of Sanibel has further reduced the hours of operation and staffing hours throughout August at the Recreation Center due to the economic impact of the pandemic. August and September are historically the least busy of the year and user demand at the facility has been less than capacity with social distancing and modified operations in place since reopening mid-June.
The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday with the weight room, lap swim and tennis courts available by reservation. And patrons must complete a COVID-19 waiver form prior to their first visit. Dog licenses and “A” beach parking permits continue to be available for purchase during those hours. Additionally, registration is open for the first trimester of the Recreation Center’s after-school program, which begins Aug. 31, the start of the school year.
Center 4 Life, the city’s senior programming facility, remains closed and the following are still not being offered at the recreation center: group classes, personal training, open swim, pool slide and water features, playground, skate park, counselor-in-training, locker rooms or showers, room rentals and open gym.