Prairie Lakes Wellness Center

The Watertown Park and Recreation continues their slow reopening of city recreation facilities.  COVID-19 had shut down all the city facilities.   Park and recreation Director Terry Kelly says the city's athletic facilities are open for team practice...... 

Kelly says that in order to use the facilities you need to contact your local association whose names and numbers can be found on the city of Watertown website under the Park and Recreation page.   

Kelly says a decision will be made on Tuesday, during the next Park and Rec Board Meeting, whether or not to reopen the Family Aquatic Center this summer. That recommendation will be then given to the Watertown City Council for a final decision. 

Kelly says the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center, which has now been opened in a limited capacity for the past two weeks, will now move into phase two of their reopening plan beginning next week.... 

In phase two, Kelly says, the locker rooms will remain closed. He asks that you wear your swimming suit to and from the Wellness Center if you are doing lap swimming. Small group fitness classes will also begin. Those classes will not consist of any more than 10 people and will follow strict social distancing guidelines. 

Although many facilities are beginning to reopen, a few have not. Those include the Fieldhouse, City auditorium and outdoor restrooms in the park system.   

Kelly said next week more information will be released on the summer programs and how you can get registered for them.