February 24, 2021

County Will Reopen Eight Community Recreation Centers on Monday, March 1  

Montgomery County Recreation will reopen eight community recreation centers on a limited schedule beginning, Monday, March 1. Individuals and households can now schedule times to use fitness rooms, gymnasiums and other rooms without the structure of a class.

The re-openings are the next steps in the recovery from the COVID-19 health crisis following the openings of instructor-led, in-person classes on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The community recreation centers that will open are Bauer Drive; Damascus; Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac; Jane E. Lawton; Plum Gar; Potomac; Praisner; and White Oak.

A Fit N Play Pass is available for County residents 18 and older. The cost is $55 for six months to enable reservations for fitness rooms and gym activities for those who do not have a current pass membership.

“Getting our residents back in our facilities safely is one our highest priorities,” said Recreation Director Robin Riley. “COVID-19 has been hard for everyone and recreation and physical activity is a great way for people to manage their stress, get healthier and feel better. This next step, in reopening in a safe limited basis, is great for people who are looking for a full workout or a family looking for a class, fun activity or just to let their kids jump rope or run around and play.”

Residents can schedule a workout time and those who live in the same household can make reservations to use the gym or another room. There also is an option of playing sports such as pickleball or badminton against one other person. Currently, there is no team sports or double play. It is recommended that booking a reservation is a better option to get space rather than walking up without a reservation because opportunities will be limited by space and available time slots.

COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place at the facilities, including wearing masks, six-foot social distancing and disinfecting after each user.

For more information about recreation programs, visit the website, or call 240-777-6840 or email rec.customerservice@montgomerycountymd.gov.