McKinney Parks and Recreation will reopen recreation centers June 1

The Apex Centre in McKinney will reopen June 1. (Community Impact staff)
The Apex Centre in McKinney will reopen June 1. (Community Impact staff)

The Apex Centre in McKinney will reopen June 1. (Community Impact staff)

As part of a phased reopening plan, McKinney Parks & Recreation Department will open the Apex Centre, the Community Center and the Old Settler’s Recreation Center on June 1.

The facilities will have limited amenities, with exercise areas spread out and room capacities moderated to maintain social distancing. People can come to the facilities on a first-come, first-served basis, Parks & Recreation Director Michael Kowski said.

Teams are allowed to hold practices without spectators starting May 31. Also beginning June 15, the city will open its athletic facilities for youth sports games and tournament play only.

“We are monitoring the various rules and guidelines being released for water-based activities to determine the types of experiences that we can provide,” the department said in a May 21 announcement. “We hope to make announcements soon regarding if and how we will reopen our various pools and splash pads.”

The Senior Recreation Center & Senior Pool is remaining closed, but playgrounds are now open, the department said.


For a complete overview to the city’s phased reopening plan, visit this link.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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