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

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.