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Posted on: November 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Rock Island Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations


The Governor of Illinois has announced that beginning Friday, November 20th all regions in Illinois will begin Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation restrictions.

The Governor of Illinois has announced that beginning Friday, November 20th all regions in Illinois will begin Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation restrictions. Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department is making plans in accordance with these state guidelines. These will be in effect for at least a 14-day monitoring period at which point the state will determine if the restrictions will be relaxed or continue. Here are the guideline changes as they pertain to Rock Island Parks and Recreation as well as virtual recreation programming options.  

The Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center will remain open operating at 25% capacity and all participants must make a reservation before coming. Reservations can be made by calling or visiting the member service center. The phone number is (309) 732-7275 option 2. Members must wear a face covering at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise. Members will need to continue sanitizing equipment and exercising areas before and after each use. Staff will be diligently cleaning throughout the day. Restrooms will remain open, but locker/shower rooms will be closed, except to pool participants. Anyone not using the pool should arrive in their workout clothes. All group fitness classes, recreation and sports programs, and swim lessons are temporarily suspended. All amenities will be open with the exception of the steam rooms, saunas, whirlpool, and indoor playground. Personal training and babysitting services will remain open. There will be no towel or laundry service at this time. The basketball courts will be open for general shooting and practice only with no pick-up games allowed. All private parties and meeting rentals will need to be cancelled or rescheduled to a later date. For specific member questions please call our membership office at (309) 732-7275 option 1. 

Preschool will remain open with all current safety precautions in place. 

Parks and outdoor recreation will be open but the public should continue to maintain social distancing. 

The Parks and Recreation Department is working hard to be able to offer many virtual recreation offerings during this time. Virtual fitness classes will be offered including Zumba Gold, Turbo Kick, Beachbody PIYO, Ballet Barre and more. Families can register for a Family Holiday Activity Pack, including a crafts and fun games that can either be picked up or delivered right to your door. Pup Packs are also available which include a DIY dog toy, dog art project and special treat for your furry friend. Kids to Pros virtual classes include Active Kids, Art Skills, Graphic Design, Lego Masters, Minecraft, Origami & Papercraft, ROBLOX, and Web Design all beginning soon. We also offer Letter/Video from Santa. To register for virtual fitness classes please visit A free Virtual Holiday Concert with Kevin Horton will streamed live on Facebook on Wednesday, December 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 

Please continue to follow our social media and website to keep up to date on all of our recreational offerings and most recent information. 

View the entire State of Illinois Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations document here.

            If you have any questions please email Rock Island Parks and Recreation at      

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