Six Denver recreational centers are reopening today, offering gyms, spaces for cardio and some classes.
The rec centers reopening today will be open Monday through Friday and include:
- Aztlan Recreation Center (4435 Navajo St.) open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Central Park Recreation Center (9651 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.) open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Glenarm Recreation Center (2800 Glenarm Place) open from noon to 8 p.m.
- Harvey Park Recreation Center (2120 S. Tennyson Way) open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Scheitler Recreation Center (5031 W. 46th Ave) open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Washington Park Recreation Center (701 S. Franklin St.) open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is part of the city’s third reopening phase after rec centers started opening in May and outdoor pools started opening last month after being shut down by the pandemic.
Parks and Recreation spokesperson Cyndi Karvaski said the phased reopenings have allowed the city to slowly hire back seasonal and on-call workers to staff city rec centers, so there’s no shortage of lifeguards, for example, which was typically the case in prior years. The city had time to reach out to people who had previously worked for them, and since not all pools opened up at once, Karvaski said filling lifeguard positions hasn’t been an issue this year.
Karvaski said all six rec centers reopening today will be fully staffed. The city needs close to 1,500 seasonal workers to staff its 30 rec centers. Only 16 are currently open.
The next phase of reopenings will be next month. Ten more rec centers will reopen starting August 16 and four are scheduled to open in September. You can find more information about class availability for reopened rec centers on the city’s website.