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Additional city facilities to reopen June 29

Posted June 26, 2020

More city facilities will reopen during the week of June 29, while others are scheduled to open later in July due to rising COVID-19 case numbers. To comply with county and city directives, face coverings are required at all City of Fort Worth facilities.

When residents visit the city facilities that are reopening, they will notice some additional changes. Health screenings will take place at all city facilities. The facilities have been modified to promote physical distancing, with some of the furniture removed or spaced farther apart. Protective barriers have been installed where needed.

These are the reopenings and service changes currently scheduled for the coming weeks:

Aquatics

Sycamore Sprayground, 2525 E. Rosedale St., will reopen July 13. Other aquatic facilities remain closed.

Community centers

Five more community centers reopen July 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for fitness center use only based on the size of the room and social distancing protocols:

  • Fire Station, 1601 Lipscomb St.
  • R.D. Evans, 3242 Lackland Road.
  • Southwest, 6300 Welch Ave.
  • Eugene McCray, 4932 Wilbarger St.
  • Diamond Hill, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

Register online for fitness center times.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden remains open during normal hours of operation. The first and last hour of the day (8-9 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.) are reserved for GROW members. Online ticketing is in place, allowing contactless payments. The Garden Center will be closed except for ticketing and access to restrooms. The Trellis Gift Shop will open with limited capacity, allowing four guests at a time.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

The Nature Center remains open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays only. Online ticketing will be in place, allowing contactless payments. The Hardwicke Interpretive Center will remain closed. Online reservations will be required for available daily outdoor programming.

Haws Athletic Center

Haws Athletic Center, 600 Congress St., will reopen for limited activities 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday starting July 13.

Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods

The building at 818 Missouri Ave., which houses multiple city departments and services, reopens to the public June 29.

Libraries

On June 30, seven additional Fort Worth Public Library locations will begin offering curbside service 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. New curbside service will be available at the Central Library, East Berry, Meadowbrook (formerly eSkills), Northside, Riverside, Ella Mae Shamblee and Wedgwood locations. Learn how curbside service works.

Seven other locations are already reopened to offer curbside service and also limited walk-in service during the times listed above. They are Diamond Hill/Jarvis, East Regional, Northwest, Ridglea, Seminary South, Southwest Regional and Summerglen.

View times and location addresses. Learn more about the services the Library is currently offering.

Log Cabin Village

Starting July 7, Log Cabin Village will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The last admission will be sold at 2:45 p.m. Visitors are asked to make reservations on the Log Cabin Village website to help maintain social distancing; walk-in visitors will be accepted if space is available. All visitors will be subject to temperature screenings. The Village is temporarily extending the group rate admission of $4.50 to all visitors, with the option to purchase a hands-on Time Traveler bag for an additional $20.

Summer day camps

The Park & Recreation Department’s Camp Fort Worth begins June 29. Sessions will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Extended care outside of these times will not be available. Campers may register weekly for up to six weeks.

Summer meals program for children

Beginning June 29, Fort Worth community centers will provide free summer meals to children who might otherwise go hungry. Service is available 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Water Department customer service lobby

The Fort Worth Water customer service lobby, 908 Monroe St., reopens June 29. Customers must wear facemasks and maintain social distancing. Customers who prefer in-person transactions can make water bill payments, set up, discontinue or transfer service or make payment arrangements.

The process for obtaining contractor meters (fire hydrant meters) will remain contactless, as it is today. All paperwork and communication is handled electronically and via phone. There is no in-office, person-to-person processing. When picking up the fire hydrant meter from meter services at the Holly Complex, the contractor is required to wear a mask and observe six-feet social distancing. To achieve the social distancing, staff leave the meter on a table for pickup by the contractor.

For a complete list of city services that were modified during COVID-19, view the City Services Guide. Information is updated daily so that residents can find the most current information. Residents can also call the city’s Call Center at 817-392-1234 for city service updates.

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