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

(8/3/2020) Please note: updates on re-opening additional spaces and services available now.

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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 Kettering Recreation Complex indoor track is open to pass holders and Kettering Residents. Track will close each day from 1-2 p.m. for additional cleaning.
  • The indoor track in Trent Arena at the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center will remain closed until further notice.
  • 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.

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 Phase 2 classes are now open! Scroll down to find the printable phase 2 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.

Phase 2 classes have begun and include up to 50 classes per week.

In accordance with the Ohio Department of Health’s “Responsible Restart Ohio” guidelines and Montgomery County’s Red Level 3 Public Emergency, the Kettering Parks, Recreational & Cultural Arts Department will delay opening the ice arena until September 8, 2020.

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
•Select Specialty Open Skates (reservations required)
•Group ice skating lessons
•Figure Skating and Hockey rentals

PHASE 2: tentative dates 10/3/20 – 10/30/20
•Select Specialty Open Skates (reservations required)
•Select Regular Open Skates (reservations required)
•Group ice skating lessons
•Private ice skating lessons
•Figure Skating and Hockey rentals

PHASE 3: tentative dates 10/31/20 – 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

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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
  • The Splash Pad at JF Kennedy Park is now open
  • 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.
  • Kennedy Park restrooms are available for use during splash pad open  hours
  • J.F. Kennedy Park Splash Pad Rules
    *Open Daily: 11am-7pm
    *Capacity: 70 – First come first serve
    *No reservations will be taken for the 2020 season
    • Group size is limited to 5 or less. (i.e. day camps, daycare groups or large parties are not permitted)
    • Social distancing of 6 ft. is required. Please do not make physical contact with other visitors.
    • Please abide by social distancing markings throughout facility.
    • Wash and sanitize hands before, during and after use.
    • Do not share belongings.
    • Running, jumping, climbing or throwing objects is not permitted inside of splash pad fencing area.
    • If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with CoVid-19 please do not visit the facility.
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Rosewood Arts Centre

Rosewood Arts Centre has reopened. Please note our hours:
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

Rosewood Arts Centre has reopened. Please note our hours:
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9 am – 3 pm
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

  • August program registration is now open to both Kettering residents and non-residents
  • View the August program guide for complete details on each registered program
  • September/October program registration is now open to Kettering residents and will open to non-residents starting August 10
  • Browse the digital guide for complete details and to enroll

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

More updates are soon to come regarding:  expanded Group Fitness Offerings, Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center, outdoor sports programs and leagues and the Habitat Environmental Center.

As a reminder, Adventure Reef Water Park, all Fraze concerts and events, summer camps, the Go Fourth Independence Day Celebration, Optimist Kids Day in the Park and Honeyfest remain canceled for the 2020 season.

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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