Conroe’s aquatic center opens May 11; recreation center to open May 18: Here’s when and where to swim, work out in Conroe as coronavirus restrictions lift

Recreational spaces in Conroe are opening to the public with some restrictions. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Recreational spaces in Conroe are opening to the public with some restrictions. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Various city-run recreational spaces in Conroe are opening to the public as coronavirus restrictions ease, according to the city of Conroe’s website. Face masks are recommended while in facility buildings.

The city of Conroe Parks and Recreation Department reopened its administrative office and center offices May 11.

Park walking trails, disc golf courses, dog parks and tennis courts are open following Gov. Greg Abbott's guidelines for social distancing and limiting larger gatherings. Other amenities are closed and reservations suspended until further guidance is received from the governor, according to the city.

Residents wishing to swim may visit Conroe’s aquatic center, located at 1205 Candy Cane Lane, which also resumed operations 7 a.m. May 11. Lap swimming is limited to one hour per swimmer and one swimmer per lane. Lap swimming is available from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.

New memberships or day passes will not be available during May. Locker rooms and showers are not available at this time, according to the city website.

Water exercise classes will be offered weekday afternoons for a maximum of 20 participants each session.

Members can call 936-522-3930 one day ahead to reserve a space for lap swimming or water exercise, but drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

The new Conroe Waterpark, which is under construction at the aquatic center, is scheduled to open June 2, according to the city website. The park hours will be Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Splash pad hours for The Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on 1001 Dr. MLK Jr. Place S. will be June 1-Oct. 31 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The pool hours for the Oscar Johnson, Jr. Community Center, located at 100 Park Place, Conroe, will be June 1-Aug. 8 noon-6 p.m., according to the city website. The center will open May 18, but social distancing will be required, according to the city website.

The center’s Camp Fun Quest, Totally Teen Program and Counselor in Training are scheduled to start June 1, pending the governor’s directive.

The C. K. Ray Recreation Center on 1203 Candy Cane Lane will open with limitations May 18. For instance, the fitness center will have a maximum capacity of eight members, and there will be a limit of one person per racquetball court. Gloves, which will be provided, will be required in the fitness room, and locker rooms and showers will be closed.
By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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