Sylvania Recreation statement regarding COVID-19
On Friday, May 15th the State of Ohio released guidelines for the safe restart of numerous recreation activities and the opening of some facilities. The Sylvania Recreation Staff and Board have looked closely at those recommendations and have made numerous decisions that are being announced today, May 27th, 2020.
*Youth/Adult Softball & Baseball - Will restart using the guidelines that have been mandated by the State of Ohio. These guidelines can be found here. https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/…/respon…/Baseball-Softball.pdf
*Pickleball - The Sylvania Pickleball Courts will be open starting Tuesday, May 26th. Social distancing guidelines will be monitored and enforced. https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/…/r…/Tennis-Court-Operators.pdf
*Youth Day Camp - Unfortunately Sylvania Recreation will not be operating our “Summer Days Camp. The State of Ohio’s recommended guidelines for Day Camps are very specific in regards to appropriate space allocated for each camper. Unfortunately, we do not have an appropriate space that would allow for these guidelines to be implemented effectively. https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/stat…/responsible/Day-Camps.pdf
*Plummer Pool & Centennial Quarry - We are saddened to announce that Plummer Pool and Centennial Quarry will not be opening for the 2020 season. The State of Ohio guidelines for the safe opening of public pools are very specific and require careful monitoring and enforcement of social distancing on the pool deck and while in the water. While our first priority is always the safety of patrons and our aquatic staff, we have concerns regarding our ability to effectively enforce these guidelines. Those guidelines can be found here https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/…/re…/Pools-Aquatic-Centers.pdf
*Sports & Exhibition Center Events - All events scheduled at The Sylvania Sports & Exhibition Center (SSEC) for the foreseeable future have been postponed to a later date or cancelled. Any scheduled events in June and beyond continue to be monitored closely.
*Centennial Terrace Events - Sylvania Recreation and JNP Concerts are deeply saddened to announce that the 2020 Centennial Terrace Summer Concert Series is canceled this summer. This announcement includes: The Temptations & The Four Tops, The Beach Boys, STYX, Get The Led Out and The Happy Together Tour.
*Other seasonal events commonly held at Centennial Terrace are being monitored closely and decisions regarding those events will be made according to future State/Local mandates and/or social distancing guidelines.
It was announced on Tuesday, May 26th that the Star Spangled Celebration will not take place.
*Outdoor Athletic Fields and Parks - Pacesetter Park and Veterans Memorial Field (EXCEPT for Playgrounds) are now open for public use.
• While using these facilities, it is imperative that you adhere to these social distancing recommendations;
1. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms
2. Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms and water fountains
3. Share the trails and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass
4. Follow CDC’s guidance on hygiene prior to visiting parks and trails
5. Observe CDC’s minimum recommended physical distance of 6 feet of other persons at all times
Please understand that this information is subject to change at any time. Because this is a constantly evolving situation, we will make adjustments and announcements as needed. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we all do our part to mitigate the spread of this virus. All Sylvania Recreation offices will be closed to walk-in patrons until further notice.
Please check www.playsylvania.com for updates on evolving Athletic Program details.
*This statement does NOT include programs or activities held on the ice at Tam-O Shanter. Please check https://sylvaniatamoshanter.com for those updates.
We will get through this together!
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Updated: May 26, 2020
After careful consideration, and conversations with numerous local officials, Sylvania Recreation, The City of Sylvania and Sylvania Township have jointly made the decision to cancel the 2020 Sylvania Star Spangled Celebration fireworks show. This annual 3rd of July event is considered one of the best firework shows in NW Ohio and is an event that brings the entire community together to celebrate our nations independence.
The health and safety of our residents, guests, employees and contractors remain of utmost importance to the community of Sylvania. Recommended guidelines for operation cannot be maintained currently nor in the foreseeable future for mass gatherings such as the July 3rd Fireworks.
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