Lawrence Parks and Recreation facilities won’t reopen on May 18

photo by: Nick Gerik

The Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., is pictured June 22, 2019.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation facilities won’t be reopening from their pandemic-induced shutdown on the previously scheduled date of May 18, the city said Friday in a news release.

The city’s Parks and Recreation department originally closed its facilities in March by order of the Lawrence-Douglas County health department. A new date for reopening hasn’t been released, but the city said in its release Friday that it was preparing a phased reopening plan for all city facilities and would be releasing it “as soon as possible.”

As the Journal-World previously reported, the affected Parks and Recreation facilities include the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.; the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.; the Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.; Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; The Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.; the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.; and the Santa Fe Train Station, 413 E. Seventh St. Eagle Bend Golf Course was initially closed, but has since reopened.

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