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City of Battle Creek rec center reopens Feb. 1

Full Blast Recreation Center in Battle Creek
Posted at 9:31 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 09:31:34-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The City of Battle Creek’s Full Blast Recreation Center will reopen at 7 a.m. on Feb. 1, as allowed by state public health orders, according to a news release Thursday.

Hours will be 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Battle Creek transit riders can purchase passes at the front desk.

The fitness center will open with workout equipment spaced farther apart.

Visitors can rent and use the courts.

Both the fitness center and courts will be limited to 25% capacity.

Full Blast will only hold non-contact sporting events at this time, such as pickleball and cornhole.

Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 health screening, allow staff to take their temperature, practice social distancing and follow signage, wear a mask at all times and bring their own water bottles.

Staff will clean and disinfect throughout the facility, and hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and equipment disinfectant will be available.

Registration opens Monday for the following programs:

  • Spring Break camp
  • Youth individual baseball
  • Youth spring soccer
  • Adult softball
  • Kidventure Summer Camp

Other city facilities will remain closed to the public in February.

That includes City Hall, the Battle Creek Police Department and the Department of Public Works.

However, staff can continue providing services by phone and email, online and via drop box in the City Hall parking lot.

The walk-up window at Battle Creek Transit is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.