Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center partially opens May 18 with sanitation, physical distancing

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With sanitation and physical distancing plans in place, the fitness area, indoor courts, and game room at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, will open on Monday, May 18, with normal operating hours.

Additional amenities and programming will be made available as soon as it is possible to resume public use in a safe and responsible manner. Group fitness classes will resume in a limited capacity beginning May 26, according to a post on Facebook @ajparksandrec.

Senior congregate meals and programming are still highly discouraged by health agencies for this vulnerable population, the post states.

Senior services will continue to provide drive-up meals, home-delivered meals, limited transportation services and senior well-checks.

Aquatic Center

The Parks and Recreation Department will continue working to prepare for the Aquatic Center to open later in a reduced capacity, along Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, it states.

"Because hiring and training was halted during the 'Stay at Home' order, and new procedures will need to be implemented to safely operate, opening will be pushed back from Memorial Weekend to later in June," it states about the complex at Superstition Shadows Park, 1091 W Southern Ave .

Many open park areas have remained accessible to the public, with various amenity restrictions lifting week by week --- including locations at Prospector, Superstition Shadows, Flatiron and Silly Mountain parks. At this time, playgrounds remain closed but will be opening soon with extra disinfecting precautions to take place.

Skatepark

The skatepark at Superstition Shadows Park is undergoing fence replacements/repairs scheduled to take place this month. Once ready, in the next couple of weeks, the skatepark will open as well.

For information on Apache Junction Parks and Recreation programs,  send an e-mail to ajpr@ajcity.net or call 480-983-2181. The website is https://www.ajcity.net/111/Parks-Recreation.

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