Frisco Athletic Center reopens with modified hours, limited capacity

Per the governor’s executive order, gloves that fully cover hands from wrists to fingers are required while exercising at the Frisco Athletic Center. (Courtesy Play Frisco)
Per the governor’s executive order, gloves that fully cover hands from wrists to fingers are required while exercising at the Frisco Athletic Center. (Courtesy Play Frisco)

Per the governor’s executive order, gloves that fully cover hands from wrists to fingers are required while exercising at the Frisco Athletic Center. (Courtesy Play Frisco)

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Cardio equipment and cable strength machines are available for use at the Frisco Athletic Center, but all other fitness areas are closed, including the free weight area and locker rooms. (Courtesy Play Frisco)
The Frisco Athletic Center reopened its doors May 18 with a capacity limit of no more than 50 members at a time.

The center closed in mid-March as part of the city’s declaration of a public health emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It has modified its hours and is operating at 25% capacity for the safety of members and staff.

For now, the facility is open from 5 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from noon-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. In observation of Memorial Day, the center will be closed May 25.

To use the center, active members are required to pre-register for 90-minute time blocks through Waitwhile or the city website.

Per the governor’s executive order, gloves that fully cover hands from wrists to fingers are required while exercising at the facility. City staff were handing out gloves to members May 18. The city also said members should consider wearing cloth face coverings. Members are also expected to maintain a 6-foot distance from people not in their households and to disinfect equipment before and after use.


While the second floor cardio equipment and cable strength machines are available for use, all other fitness areas are closed, including the free weight area and locker rooms. The gym, racquetball courts and pools are also closed at this time.

Members are being asked to bring their own towel, water bottle, fitness mats and accessories, as none of those items will be provided and the water fountains are closed.

The center is currently open to those age 13 and older, though children ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult. The city is also encouraging those age 65 and older to stay home when possible.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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