By Southern Torch Staff
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — In accordance with new health orders released by Governor Kay Ivey last week, the Scottsboro Rec*Com will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 13. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The only facilities available to the public at this time will be the pool, walking track, and fitness room. The racquetball, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground, gymnastics room, and batting cages remain closed. The splash pad will remain closed until June 8, 2020.
No rentals at the facility will be allowed, and locker rooms will be closed.
According to a press release by the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, these are the new rules for the facilities opening under the new order:
- Pool: The pool will be open for public lap swimming from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to call and reserve a time slot in 30-minute intervals. Call (256) 912-0051 for appointments. At this time, only those ages 13 and up are allowed in the pool during public swimming hours. No swim bags will be allowed. Swimmers are asked to enter through the front door and exit through the pool door. The Scottsboro Swim Team will be allowed in the pool from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and ages 9 and up are allowed to participate.
- Walking Track/Fitness Room: Those wanting to use the fitness room are encouraged to call and schedule a time slot by calling (256) 912-0051 at 1-hour intervals. The fitness room will be limited to 12 people at all times. Those wishing to use the fitness room or walking track are asked to use the main entrance to the facility.
These new policies will be re-evaluated on June 1. For further information, please call the Rec*Com’s main office at (256) 259-0999.