The City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department COVID-19 safety information can be found at playkettering.org/covid19

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For detailed information regarding reopening dates and any specific limitations or safety guidelines, please choose from the drop-down menus below. Check back frequently and follow us on Facebook, as information is subject to change frequently.

PRCA reserves the right to update, modify, or cancel scheduled programs, activities or facility operations based on continued changes with COVID-19.

(7/9/2020)

By order of the Ohio Department of Health and for the health and safety of City of Kettering visitors and employees, facial coverings will be required in all common areas/spaces in all of our Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts indoor facilities including the indoor track. Masks will not be required for customers exercising on fitness equipment in the fitness center, swimming in the indoor pool, or participating in a group exercise class.
Face coverings are required for any person above the age of 10 years old if social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained at the Splash Pad in Kennedy Park.
Exceptions include people under the age of 10, anyone who can't safely wear a mask, and those with a physician's order. Guidelines are subject to change pending direction from the Ohio Department of Health and the Montgomery County Public Health.
Please continue to stay home if you are sick, maintain 6 foot social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. Thank you for staying safe!
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Kettering Recreation Complex and Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center Information

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We are open for pass holders and Kettering residents (with drop-in fee).

Patrons will be required to enter through the main facility doors.

By order of the Ohio Department of Health, it is required that patrons wear a facial covering as they enter and exit the facility.

 

HOURS:

Monday-Friday
5:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

We will be enforcing capacity limits at each facility:

50 members at a time in the fitness center at the Kettering Recreation Complex

25 members at a time in the fitness center at the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center

These modified hours allow for a shut down  each day between 1-2 p.m. for deep cleaning and sanitation.

We are opening in a limited capacity. During this initial re-opening, the following will be closed. Please review Amenities for updates on these items:

  • Water Fountains – Please bring your own water
  • Towels
  • Locker room showers
  • Casual Seating
  • Fans
  • Vending Machines
  • Child Care

*Do not use the facility if you have symptoms of COVID-19
*The facilities will be setup for social distancing, which includes moving and/or disabling equipment to provide a 6 foot radius.
*Members are asked to wipe down all equipment after each use.
*Maintain 6 feet physical distance from other individuals
*Sanitize your hands regularly
*Do not move benches or equipment
*Do not use cardio equipment that has been unplugged to allow for distancing
*Limit time spent socializing


 

For your safety, we are taking a measured approach to reopening amenities. The following amenities will remain closed until further notice:

  • Water Fountains – Please bring your own water
  • Locker Room Showers
  • Towels
  • Casual Seating
  • Fans
  • Vending Machines
  • Child Care
  • Gymnasium
  • Lap Swimming and Water Workout classes are open for members and Kettering Residents. Reservations may be made online, in the PlayKettering app, in-person, or over the phone.
      • Patrons may reserve a spot up to one week in advance
      • Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis
      • No more than one reservation permitted per day per patron
      • Walk ins are welcome, although a spot is not guaranteed
    • LAP SWIMMING
      • Lanes must be reserved in the one-hour blocks listed
      • One swimmer per lane
      • Reserved lane will be held for 15 minutes, after which it may be released to another patron
      • Please bring your own equipment (goggles, kickboard, etc.)

       

    • WATER WORKOUT
      • Reserved spot will be held until the start of class, after which it may be released to another patron
      • Lane lines will remain in the pool to assist with social distancing. You may have to navigate under the lane lines to take your place in class.
    • OPEN SWIM
      • On Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, the indoor pool at the Kettering Recreation Complex will be open for registered Open Swims for pool passholders and Kettering residents
      • Open swim sessions will be from 12:30-2 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. on each weekend day
      • Each session will have a limited capacity to provide a safe environment for our guests
      • Fee: Free/Pool Passholders; $4/resident youth; $5/resident adult
      • Register online or call 937-296-2587
  • The indoor tracks at the Kettering Recreation Complex and the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center (Trent Arena) are open to pass holders and Kettering Residents. Both tracks will close each day from 1-2 p.m. for additional cleaning.
  • All patrons will be required to wear a mask and abide by safety guidelines. View and download the safety guidelines.
  • By order of the Ohio Department of Health and for the health and safety of City of Kettering visitors and employees, facial coverings will be required in all common areas/spaces in all of our Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts indoor facilities including both indoor tracks. Masks will not be required for customers exercising on fitness equipment in the fitness center, swimming in the indoor pool, or participating in a group exercise class.

Personal Training is now available. Visit https://www.playkettering.org/personal-training/ for more information.

Group Exercise classes are now open for members and Kettering Residents

  • Reservations may be made online, in the PlayKettering app, in-person, or over the phone. Reservations for Fall classes are now open! Scroll down to find the printable class schedule.
  • May reserve a spot up to one week in advance
  • Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis
  • No more than one reservation permitted per day per patron
  • Walk ins are welcome, although not guaranteed a spot

Classes were chosen to limit equipment used and promote social distancing.

Our fall class schedule runs from September 8 through December 31. Registration for these classes is ongoing.

View the printable Fall 20 class schedule.

The Kettering Ice Arena has reopened for the 2020/2021 season.

For the safety of our customers and employees, we are taking a phased approach to re-open and will continue to evaluate the situation throughout the fall.

PHASE 1: tentative dates 9/8/20 – 10/2/20

•Open Skates on 9/11/20 and 9/26/20 (registration required)

•Group ice skating lessons
•Figure Skating and Hockey rentals

PHASE 2: tentative dates 10/3/20 – 10/31/20
•Select Specialty Open Skates (reservations required)
•Select Regular Open Skates (reservations required for Saturday public skates, weekday times are drop-in)
•Group ice skating lessons
•Private ice skating lessons
•Figure Skating and Hockey rentals

PHASE 3: tentative dates 11/1/20 – 12/31/20
•Select Specialty Open Skates (reservations required)
•Select Regular Open Skates (reservations required)
•Select Freestyle Skates (reservations required)
•Select Stick Time (reservations required)
•Group ice skating lessons
•Private ice skating lessons
•Figure Skating and Hockey rentals

How we are keeping you safe:

• Extra day time cleaning by ice arena staff and extra night time cleaning by custodial staff.
• Separate entrance and exit to allow for social distancing.
• Hand sanitizer available at facility entrance.
• Plexiglass barrier at the skate shop counter.
• 6 foot social distance markers for waiting lines and arena seating.
• Showers and drinking fountains are not available.
• No lost and found will be offered.
• Lobby benches will be spaced out 6 ft. and gatherings are prohibited.
• Participants are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes for public skates, lessons or rentals.
Public Skates
• Limited capacity of 75 guests to encourage social distancing. Reservations will be required.
• Rental skates will be sanitized after each use.
• Limited rental lockers available to encourage social distancing. Patrons will be asked to leave all personal items in car.
Lessons
• Limited student to instructor ratios.
• Social distancing in place for group lessons.
Rentals
• Rental groups have been spaced out to limit the number of patrons in the arena at any given time.
• Patrons will be asked to leave all personal equipment in bag or car.
• All hockey and skating warm-ups should be done outside of the building, weather permitting.
• Locker rooms will alternate for each user group to allow cleaning of the other locker room when not in use.

Due to certain stipulations in the State of Ohio guidelines for reopening of senior centers, the Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center remains closed. Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts staff will continue monitor the protocol and evaluate this closure as the guidelines are updated. Please check out the current department program guide for modified activity offerings. You will find a robust, well-rounded recreation, art and environmental education experience for all ages that works hard to meet the high safety standards that you expect.

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Parks Information

pondview parkThese facilities are open with limitations:

Tennis & Pickleball Courts:

  • Bleachers will be removed
  • Spectators to abide by social distancing markings on courts
  • No more than (4) active players per court allowed at one time
    • Ernst Park – 20
    • Kantner Park – 8
    • Kennedy Park – 24
    • Oak Park – 8
    • Tait Park – 8
    • Walther Park – 8
    • Wenzler Park – 8

Skate Park

  • Users to abide by social distancing

Reopen date for the following is still pending. These amenities remain closed until further notice:

Park Shelters (Reservations)

Basketball Courts

Volleyball Courts

Restroom Facilities

Water Fountains

Concession Stands

  • Playgrounds are now open
  • Limitations: Please maintain six feet of social distance from those not in your household. Please do not visit playgrounds if you are experiencing symptoms of any illness, including COVID-19.
  • For your health and safety, high-frequency touch surfaces on play equipment is being disinfected weekly.
  • Baseball/Softball Fields and the Delco Park BMX Track are now open.
  • Soccer, Football and Lacrosse Fields are open for programs/conditioning only
  • Please be mindful of all CDC health and safety guidelines and do not use the ballfields or BMX track if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or any illness
  • As of September 8, the Splash Pad at JF Kennedy Park is closed for the 2020 season. It will reopen in May 2021.
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Rosewood Arts Centre

Fall 2020 Building Hours
Effective September 8 – December 18
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, CLOSED

Patrons may enter Rosewood through the Main Front Door Entrance (by the flag pole) or at the Accessibility Doors on the North side of the building.

  • Do not use the Rosewood facility if you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • By order of the Ohio Department of Health, patrons are required to wear a facial covering when in common areas. A covering will be provided by Rosewood staff if requested.
  • Maintain 6 feet physical distance from other individuals
  • Clean all equipment after each use
  • Sanitize hands regularly
  • Do not move tables, chairs or equipment
  • Do not use equipment that has been unplugged to allow for distancing
  • Limit time spent socializing

Fall 2020 Building Hours
Effective September 8 – December 18
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, CLOSED

To see the latest exhibition schedule, please visit the Rosewood Gallery page.

Patrons may enter Rosewood through the Main Front Door Entrance (by the flag pole) or at the Accessibility Doors on the North side of the building.  A key to the gallery must be checked out in the front office.

  • Six patrons will be permitted in the gallery at any one time.
  • Patrons are requested to keep gallery doors closed while they are viewing the exhibitions.

To ensure the health and safety of our customers, guests and staff, all re-openings in Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts (PRCA) facilities have varying specific restrictions, limitations, guidelines and recommendations. For your safety, we have implemented the following throughout Rosewood:

  • Additional signage for social distancing
  • Modified maximum capacity for studio spaces and programs
  • Frequent cleaning of shared equipment and high touch surfaces
  • Hand sanitizer available in high contact locations
  • Facility is routinely sanitized
  • Surfaces will be wiped down with disinfectant after each open studio user

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Appointments will be available during Rosewood business hours for up to 3 patrons per studio room at a time. Appointments are limited to two appointments per patron, per week.  Please note: this is not for glazing, which has been moved into another space; see below.  Click to schedule an open studio appointment in the ceramics studio.

Ceramics – Glazing

Appointments will be available during Rosewood business hours for up to 4 patrons in the glaze room at a time. Appointments are limited to two appointments per patron, per week.  Please note: this is only for glazing, not working in the clay studios. Click to schedule an open studio appointment in the ceramics glaze studio.

No Touch/Low Contact Ceramic Firing

If you are a clay studio user, we have made revisions to our ceramics studio policy to allow the purchase of clay from Rosewood, and the firing of your greenware. Appointments to drop-off greenware can help ensure limited to no contact.  Click to schedule a drop off of your greenware. 

Open Studio Material and Artwork Pick-up

If you have items from the open studios or ceramics studios, appointments will be available during Rosewood business hours for you to collect your belongings.  Please note: which studios or spaces in the building you need access to at the time of your appointment. Click to schedule a pick-up appointment.

Dance

Appointments will be available during Rosewood business hours for up to 3 patrons in one party in the dance studio at a time.  Click to schedule an open studio appointment in the dance studio.

Painting/Drawing

Appointments will be available during Rosewood business hours for up to 6 patrons in the painting/drawing studio at a time.  Click to schedule an open studio appointment in the painting/drawing studio.

Darkroom

Appointments will be available during Rosewood business hours for up to 2  patrons in the darkroom at a time.  Click to schedule an open studio appointment in the darkroom.

Glass/Jewelry

Appointments will be available during Rosewood business hours for up to 3 patrons in the glass/jewelry studio at a time. Click to schedule an open studio appointment in the glass/jewelry studio.

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Registered Programs

  • October program registration is still ongoing for both Kettering residents and non-residents.
  • Browse the digital guide for complete details and to enroll
  • November/December Program registration is open for both Kettering residents and non-residents
  • Browse the guide to find our full program offering for late fall 2020

Don't see your program or facility of interest on this list?

If you have questions about a specific program, event, activity or would like additional information, please complete the form below and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible, or feel free to contact the Kettering Recreation Complex at 937-296-2587.

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