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More city facilities to reopen June 15

Posted June 9, 2020 | Last updated June 17, 2020

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Additional city facilities will reopen during the week of June 15.

The city is following these principles when making decisions about reopening:

  • Facilities won’t reopen until public health professionals advise it is safe to do so.
  • Facilities will reopen when adequate sanitation and protection supplies are on hand to ensure employee and public safety.
  • Facilities will reopen when modifications have been completed, such as installing plexiglass dividers and moving furniture to ensure social distancing.

When residents visit the city facilities that are reopening, they will notice some changes. Health screenings will take place at all city facilities. Visitors and staff will also be asked to wear a face covering while in the public areas of the building. 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.

Learn about openings that occurred earlier this month.

These are the reopenings and service changes currently scheduled for the week of June 15:

City Council

The June 16 City Council meetings will be open to the public. The Council work session will be at 8:30 a.m. in Room 290 at City Hall, 200 Texas St. The Council meeting will be at 10 a.m. in the Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall.

To promote social distancing, seating will be limited. Though in-person presentations will be allowed at the 10 a.m. Council meeting, remote presentations are recommended. To sign up to speak, use the link on the agenda, call 817-392-6150 or email the City Secretary. Residents planning to make an in-person presentation should arrive early to ensure seating is available.

Community centers

Six more community centers will reopen June 15 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:

  • Sycamore, 2525 E. Rosedale St.
  • Greenbriar, 5200 Hemphill St.
  • Hillside, 1201 E Maddox Ave.
  • Highland Hills, 1600 Glasgow Road.
  • Riverside, 3700 E Belknap St.
  • Thomas Place, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

Register online for fitness center times.

Additional centers will open as protective measures are put in place.

Food distribution programs will continue to follow a drive-thru model.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Garden is currently open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Beginning June 13, the Garden will also be open on weekends. The first and last hour of the day (8-9 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.) are reserved for GROW members. Online ticketing will be 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 only four guests at a time.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Starting June 16, the nature center will be 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.

Golf clubhouses

There is a limit of two guests in the clubhouse at a time, and guests and staff are required to wear facemasks while in the clubhouse.

A full food service menu is available, but service is for take-out or outdoor patio dining only.

On-course restrooms are closed.

Libraries

On Tuesday, June 16, four more Fort Worth Public Library locations will open to offer limited services under continued safety protocols:

  • Seminary South Branch, 501 E Bolt St.
  • Ridglea Branch, 3628 Bernie Anderson.
  • Diamond Hill/Jarvis Branch, 1300 N.E. 35th St.
  • Northwest Branch, 6228 Crystal Lake Drive.

These locations, in addition to East Regional, Southwest Regional and Summerglen, will be open 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Convenient, contact-free curbside service will continue at these locations during the same hours.

Visitors may stay no longer than one hour, including computer use and material checkout.

Building occupancy will be limited to no more than 25% of each location’s capacity. Customers will be directed to check out items using the self-service checkout kiosks.

In-person programs will not be offered at this time. Follow the Library’s social media channels for regular updates on online programming.

Curbside service continues at four locations and will expand to more locations soon. The digital library, already robust before the health crisis, has expanded to offer more resources.

Log Cabin Village

Beginning June 16, the village will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Reservations will be required. Admission will be taken at the Village; credit card payments are strongly encouraged. The historic buildings will be viewable from the doorways, but guests may not enter the buildings. Learn more on the Log Cabin Village website.

Park and Athletic Field Reservations

Residents may continue reserving park facilities for fewer than 10 attendees. Athletic field reservations are available for groups of fewer than 10 participants on practice fields. Effective June 19, larger events are allowed in accordance with the Governor’s recommendations for outdoor events. Athletic field reservations will be allowed in accordance with the governor’s recommendations for Adult Recreational Sports Operators and Youth Sports Operators, depending on the type of field use, effective the same date. For park reservations, call 817-392-5718. For athletic field reservations, call 817-392-7690.

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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