FRUITA, Colo. — The Fruita Community Center is open as of Monday, May 11th — which is one of just two recreation centers to reopen so far in Colorado.
Like Mesa County, the recreation center has a three-phase opening process. Phase one allows 15 people in the facility at a time. Along with the limited amount of people, is a limited number of amenities.
“We have just our cardio equipment and weight equipment open, with equipment dispersed throughout the facility.” – Tom Casal, Fruita Community Center
The weight room is also split into four zones to enforce social distancing.
To be one of the 15 people using the facility, patrons must use SignUpGenius, which is located on Fruita’s website when you click the red banner on the top of the home page. You can also find information on reopening guidelines and pricing when you click that banner, (click here for a direct link).
SignUpGenius allows patrons to sign up for a piece of equipment at specific times on an hour to hour basis. You will get 45 minutes per piece of equipment, and staff members will use the last 15 minutes of your hour to clean the equipment.
As for the pool– it is still closed, but the FCC hopes to open the pool in its second phase.
“We are really hoping to get other amenities open, such as the pool, but we dont control that, we have to listen to the county and the state.” – Tom Casal, Fruita Community Center
When the pool does open, it will have its own set of re-opening guidelines.
Other amenities that are currently closed are basketball courts, locker rooms, leisure areas, the senior center, the childcare center, and the front play area.
Its also important to note that you have to wear a face-covering when you enter and exit, and the whole time you work out.