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Rocky Mount reopens parks and rec facilities

Posted on March 15, 2021

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The Rocky Mount Sports Complex is shown in an aerial image.

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The Rocky Mount Sports Complex is shown in an aerial image.

ROCKY MOUNT — Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 195, which eases some restrictions on business and gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, has allowed Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department facilities to reopen. 

The South Rocky Mount and Booker T. Washington community centers, Rocky Mount Senior Center and Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences were scheduled to begin operating at reduced capacity on Monday.

Each facility will begin allowing booking rentals April 1. Masks must be worn by visitors and staff at each facility. The use of water fountains will not be permitted, and regularly touched areas, including restrooms, will be disinfected frequently.

The Rocky Mount Sports Complex was scheduled to open for travel sporting events on Saturday. The complex will operate at reduced capacity, with no more than 100 spectators allowed per field. 

Concession sales will only include drinks and prepackaged items. Visitors, players, coaches, and referees will use masks when they cannot practice social distancing.

The Rocky Mount Event Center will continue to hold youth sporting events at modified levels. Inquiries regarding reservations for the Family and Entertainment Center as well as meeting events and banquet rooms should be referred to the event center staff.

“We are excited to reopen our parks and recreation facilities to members of our community as well as guests,” said City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. “The well-being of our staff and visitors will remain a priority as we begin holding events in our city.”

Visitors to the Rocky Mount Senior Center are encouraged to call in advance. Proper signs for COVID-19 guidelines will be posted throughout all facilities.

Visit www.rockymountnc.gov for more information. 

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