Lakeway Activity Center resumes several operations June 1; other city facilities remain closed

The Lakeway Activity Center reopened June 1. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Lakeway Activity Center reopened June 1. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Lakeway Activity Center reopened June 1. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following weeks of coronavirus closures, children in the Lakeway area were able to begin summer camp programs at the Lakeway Activity Center on June 1.

Though the center is not functioning at full capacity, several adult and youth programs were permitted to begin following guidelines released by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The Lakeway Activity Center is open to accommodate 25% with a limited class schedule, according to Lakeway Communications Director Jarrod Wise. Classes that were previously scheduled have begun, including adult and youth taekwondo, therapeutic tai chi and volleyball.

Members are being asked to call in advance for availability information, as general public attendance at the center is still discouraged.

Camp programs with the Texas-based organization KidVenture are scheduled throughout the summer baring any changes, according to Lakeway Activity Center Manager Dallas Gorman.



Parents are asked to take their child’s temperature on a daily basis for a week prior to attending the program, which began June 1, according to a monthly newsletter from the activity center.

Additional camps are expected to begin by mid-June and will potentially follow similar safety protocols. A full list of revised camps was released by the activity center and can be found on the center’s website.

The city also released updated information regarding several facilities and summer events.

The Lakeway Swim Center will fully open to the public June 8 with the capacity to serve 75 individuals at a time. The center’s lap pool has been open for several weeks.

Public equipment and changing rooms will not be available by the June 8 opening date, according to Wise, who said swimmers will be encouraged to arrive already wearing their proper attire. Guests will have access to the restrooms, Wise noted.

Other city facilities, including City Hall and the Lakeway Heritage Center, will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future. However, operations have continued throughout the coronavirus pandemic and in-person appointments are available for certain procedures.

Much is still unknown regarding the feasibility of community wide events. Recurring events, including the Big Band Bash and the city garage sale, will not take place in June.

Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox will provide her weekly update to residents during a Facebook Live broadcast scheduled for 4 p.m. June 4. Cox will release additional information regarding the city’s anticipated July 4 event, according to Wise.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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