COVID-19 Updates for HWD Parks

Latest Updates Posted: 07/28/2020

Posted 07/28/2020 – End of Season Pool Schedule now posted – Click Here

Posted 07/15/2020 – We were notified last night Tuesday 7/14 an additional lifeguard has tested positive for Covid-19. This lifeguard last worked at Central Pool on Thursday 7/9 and Friday 7/10.
The new positive test has not altered the plan for reopening the pool facilities this Saturday 7/18.

Posted 07/14/2020 – Swimming Pool Update: We are still awaiting Covid-19 test results for the majority of the Aquatic Staff, due to this delay the pools will plan to reopen on Saturday 7/18.

Posted: 07/10/2020 – Due to a positive Covid-19 test the pools will be closed until further notice. The staff is currently deep cleaning the facilities to ensure the safety of our patrons. We will announce plans for reopening as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The lifeguard last worked at Central Pool on Monday & Tuesday. All Aquatic Staff is being sent to be tested as a precaution.

Jefferson County Health Order – Masks Update

Effective June 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm: A mask must be worn by any patron 9 years of age and older to gain admittance to a facility.
These admittance based facilities include: Homewood Community Center, Homewood Central Pool and The Pool @ Patriot Park.

Pools Exemption Notes: Masks can be removed at pool facilities once the patron is 6 foot distanced from persons not from the same household outdoors. Masks cannot be worn underwater, on slides or diving boards.

Fitness Center Exemptions: Masks are allowed to be removed once patron is exercising.

Facility & Program Updates:

Community Centers

Homewood Community Center – Fitness Center & Track open by appointment only – Click here for more information

Homewood Senior Center – Closed until further notice – Awaiting Guidelines for reopening – Lunch program update – Click here for more information

Lee Community Center – Closed until further notice – Awaiting Guidelines

Swimming Pools

Homewood Central Pool & The Pool @ Patriot Park – Pools are now open by appointment only sessions – Click here for more information

Swim Team – Will not have a team summer 2020 due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Swim Lessons – Will not be held this summer due to COVID-19 guidelines

Athletic Facilities

Homewood Athletic Complex – reopening Monday, May 15th – Click here for more information

All Tennis Courts – Reopening Friday, May 18th. Click here for more Information

West Homewood Athletic Center – Closed at this time

Homewood Soccer Park – Closed at this time

Weygand Field – Closed at this time

Parks & Green Spaces

Homewood Central Park, Patriot Park, Spring Park, Overton Park, and Woodland Park – Reopened Monday 5/11 – Restrooms and playgrounds closed. Visitors must maintain social distancing. Tennis courts at Central Park are open and following tennis court guidelines found in Athletics.

Programs and Miscellaneous

Summer Day Camp – Updated 5/14/2020 – Click here for more information

Facility Memberships – Update 5/20/2020 – Click here for more information

Fitness and Recreation Classes – All classes are currently suspended – updates will come as reopening guidelines continue to develop.

COVID-19 Information Resources:

The Center for Disease Control recommends the following to best position yourselves during this viral episode:

  • Frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoiding touching mouth, nose or eyes.
  • Stay home when you feel sick, especially if you are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms.
  • If you feel sick, call ahead to your healthcare provider to discuss whether you need to be seen and follow their advice to avoid public spaces.
  • Follow guidance of local public health officials as they revise best practices for individual health care.