Catskill Recreation Center: State-of-the-Art Swimming and Exercise Facility

The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) is a not-for-profit organization with a state-of-the-art swimming pool and exercise facility located in Arkville, NY (on County Highway 38 between State Routes 28 and 30).
CRC provides affordable recreational opportunities to the community and is the “go-to place” for fitness, friendships, and fun. We offer a diverse array of swimming and fitness classes, family and youth programs, personal training, and American Red Cross instruction.

While membership has grown steadily, membership fees cover less than half of the operating expenses; therefore, the Catskill Recreation Center relies on generous individual donations and grant awards to keep the doors open.

Given the resounding and immeasurable benefits that the Catskill Recreation Center has had in the greater community, we ask you to make a donation to the CRC to help us sustain and expand our programming, so we can continue to serve the well-being and recreational interests of both youth and adults in this area.

In order to maintain a safe environment in our staff, members, the community at large and to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19, the Catskill Recreation Center will be closed starting Saturday March 14, 2020 and will reopen when it is deemed safe.  We will keep you updated via email and social media.  We wish you all wellness and health.

If you have questions please do not hesitate to email me.  becky@catskillrecreationcenter.org

 

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Outdoor recreation in Oregon is effectively closed, here’s how the decisions were made

The first day of spring was beautiful in Oregon. Blue skies and warm sun greeted the state on March 19, tempting people out to beaches and hiking trails, snowy mountains and waterfall viewpoints.

A week later, virtually all outdoor recreation in Oregon had closed, including every national forest, all state parks, most national parks and a growing number of local parks across the state as officials responded to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a population that just couldn’t stay away from nature.

The closures coincided with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order banning all nonessential travel outside the home until further notice. The order also shut down playgrounds and closed all public and private campgrounds in the state.

The sudden wave of closures left many Oregonians reeling, wondering if there was some way to keep our cherished outdoor spaces open while maintaining public health. How and why were these severe decisions made?

READ MORE: Oregon trails and parks that have closed to the public

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A hiker rests at the top of Cape Falcon, part of Oswald West State Park on the northern Oregon coast.Jamie Hale/The Oregonian

OREGON STATE PARKS

As the coronavirus began to spread across the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department had a plan in place: advise all park visitors to maintain social distance, while beginning an orderly two-week shutdown of state park campgrounds.

At the time, public health officials were still recommending people go out hiking as a way to relax and maintain physical health. As long as people maintained the recommended six feet of social distance, there wouldn’t be a problem, they said.

But as the spring equinox sun carried into the first weekend of Oregon schools’ spring break, it quickly became clear that social distancing in parks was going to be a tall order.

“You always hold out hope that people will listen when you say, ‘don’t clump up,’” state parks spokesman Chris Havel said. “That didn’t happen.”

Instead people flooded state parks. Day-use areas and campgrounds were crowded. It was true in the Willamette Valley and way out in the high desert, but especially on the Oregon coast.

Throngs of visitors at beaches and in small towns alarmed local residents. Officials in towns up and down the coast told visitors to leave, closing local campgrounds, shutting down hotels and short-term lodging, and giving tourists 24 hours to go home.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is not just an opportunity for a traveling vacation,” Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber said in a video message. “It’s a threat to our very lives.”

That development shook up the state parks department’s plans, Havel said. Officials suddenly saw the urgency of the moment. On Sunday afternoon, March 22, the department closed all campgrounds and day-use sites immediately, shutting down the entire state park system.

“This is not going the way we expected, and the local communities made a very good point,” Havel said of the department’s thinking that weekend. “The timelines here aren’t being dictated by our plans.”

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Recreation | Bishop’s University

Recreation

Be active.
Be Purple. BU.

Whether you’re a dedicated athlete, a part-time, recreational player, a loyal Gaiters fan, or just looking to get active, you’re sure to find something at BU that will rev you up! With sports facilities, services and activities to match a multitude of tastes and needs, we offer tons of options to get you moving and having fun. So grab your purple T-shirt and show us your Purple stride!

John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre

Opened in 2015, The John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre offers a wide array of programs and activities for the campus community and families in the Sherbrooke area. Discover what this state-of-the-art facility has to offer.

John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre

Regardless of the roles they play in BU games, Bishop’s students, friends and alumni are all Gaiters.

Athletics

“The Gaiters” moniker was chosen as the nickname for the Bishop’s University football team in 1947. This nickname was adopted to help fire up the enthusiasm of fans – and clearly, it worked.

Today, decades later, Gaiter Pride continues to run deep and strong, not only on the BU campus in Lennoxville but also throughout the world. The Bishop’s University Gaiters have become more than just a football team – what was once just a name for a sports team is now an identity that transcends sports disciplines and athletic inclination.

For more information on varsity teams, visit Gaiters.ca

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Coronavirus: Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti shuts down beach parking, recreation facilities due to ‘too many people packing beaches, trails and parks’

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday night he was shutting down parking at city beaches and closing sports recreation facilities in Los Angeles County amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Twitter, Mayor Garcetti said the decision came after officials saw “too many people packing beaches, trails and parks” over the first weekend of the “Safer at Home” order issued on Thursday.

“This is serious. Stay at home and save lives,” the Tweet said in part.

WATCH: Mayor Garcetti announces ‘Safer at Home’ restrictions on businesses, activities (Full statement)

The announcement comes after officials announced Saturday that all sports and recreation areas at Los Angeles County parks will be closed until further notice amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation said the decision was made as an extra precaution in response to COVID-19.

The closure affects playgrounds, fitness equipment areas, courts, skate parks, multi-use fields, pickleball courts, golf courses and lawn bowling.

Local and state officials continue to push for social distancing during the “Safer at Home” order issued last week.

MORE: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s grim worst case scenario of COVID-19 explained

The Los Angeles Rams, ABC7 and 710AM ESPNLA are teaming up to host the Te’LA’thon for Los Angeles, a virtual telethon on Tuesday, March 24 from 4 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Find out how to help here: https://abc7.la/3aebqsP.

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Recreation | Georgetown University

Facility Operating Status

Updated 3/16/20 at 12 p.m. | Yates Field House is currently CLOSED.

From Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, those on or near campus will be able to access Yates to collect items from their rental lockers.

View Frequently Asked Questions.

Updated 3/16/20 at 4:15 p.m. | Read our latest announcement.

As the primary recreation and fitness provider for the Georgetown University community, the Campus Recreation at Yates Field House department provides fitness and wellness programs and spaces for Georgetown students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community members.

Yates Outside the Gates – Virtual Exercise Series
How are you staying motivated? We at Yates Field House recognize the difficulty that may arise when working to stay active during this tough time, so we wanted to help by providing you with both pre-recorded and live classes throughout the weeks to come! All you will need is a little room and your awesome self. A captioned version of our live workouts will be available here and on all social media platforms within 24 hrs of the completion of the stream. Enjoy!

View our Virtual Workouts

Member Notices

Coronavirus Resource Center
The University is working hard to keep the community safe and healthy during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the outbreak, the university will provide frequent and regular communication to our community as federal and local health guidance changes.

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  • Tips for Staying Healthy & Fit During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    By Christie L. Simoson, Assistant Fitness DirectorApril Fitness & Wellness … Read more
  • Campus Recreation at Yates Field House Closure Update
    Dear Members of the Georgetown Community, As we shared with … Read more
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Recreation Center | Campus Recreation

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Explore our state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality programs. backed by a trained, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Access to the Recreation Center is automatically granted to all currently-enrolled, fee-paying students. We offer a wide variety of membership types and rates.  We continually strive to improve the quality of life for the university community, and promote healthy living through opportunities for fitness, wellness, and education.

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  • 4 basketball courts
  • 6 racquetball courts
  • 2 squash courts (non-regulation)
  • 5 volleyball courts
  • 3 multipurpose fitness studios
  • Indoor track (10 Laps = 1 mile)
  • Wellness Suite
  • 38-foot Climbing wall
  • Free weight area
  • TRX/Functional Fitness corners
  • Selectorized machines
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Multipurpose gym used for indoor soccer, basketball, and volleyball
  • Fitness Assessment room
  • Locker Rentals

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In support of the Green NAU Energy Initiative we will be keeping all gym court lights and racquetball court lights turned off until requested. Thanks for helping us “Flip the Switch”! You can join our initiative by turning off lights when you leave an empty room, and let the Front Desk know when you are done using a racquetball court! Visit the Green NAU Energy Initiative page to learn more!

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Our rules and regulations are designed to minimize the risks and contribute to a safe and comfortable workout environment. These policies are applicable to all areas of the Recreation Center, but if you have any questions please direct them to the front desk staff.

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Employment | CAMPUS RECREATION

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University of Illinois Campus Recreation is one of the largest on-campus employers with almost 700 student employees, ranging from lifeguards to officials to facility staff to ice skating instructors. Student employees play an invaluable role by providing customer service, safety, and fun to our guests. Campus Recreation will provide you with valuable work skills, life-long learning opportunities, and lasting friendships.

Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity employer which is committed to having a diverse and customer oriented workforce. Special consideration is given to those students supporting their academic endeavors through the federal work study process (view Federal Work Study FAQs).

What employees say about working at Campus Recreation:

Ever since my internship working with the former Director, Robyn Deterding, Campus Recreation has always felt like home to me. With a bachelors in Recreation, Sport & Tourism I was undecided about the direction I wanted to go in; but working here has helped me realize that campus recreation is a profession I could see myself making a career of my own one day.

Jamil Henderson Director’s Intern

I like working at Campus Recreation because it is exciting and eventful, as well as provides a constant atmosphere for advancement and improvement. As a program assistant for Adventure Recreation, there are always new and different things for me to accomplish to keep the climbing wall running smoothly. I am also challenged to try my best and come up with new ideas to make the department better. I get the opportunity to work surrounded by many of my friends in a place where I am continually spending my time.

Kirsten Habermann Head Lifeguard and Adventure Recreation Program Assistant

Working at Campus Rec has been one of the best decisions I’ve made since coming to the University of Illinois. I was able to complete an internship as well as take advantage of the promotional opportunities and cross-employment. The shifts worked around my class schedule, and I always felt that there was a significant emphasis on school coming first. As a bonus, I got to make and work with great friends. With the wide variety of positions and facilities, I do believe it is a place for everyone.

Nicole Robinson Development Grad Assistant & HR Intern

Campus Recreation is more than a job; it is a lifestyle. I find myself here even when I am not on the clock because the warm, fun atmosphere makes it feel like home. I love working for Campus Recreation; it has given me the opportunity to grow as a person. Beyond my professional development, I have flourished as a key communicator in the facility. Forming relationships with my peers and coworkers, I know the bonds I made here will last me a lifetime. Here, I had to look no further to recognize my potential because Campus Rec makes you want to become the better version of yourself every day.

Misty Phommatheth Student Lead

Campus Recreation has left a profound impact during my years at the University of Illinois. Working here

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Letter from the Director

Dear St. Johns County residents,

Concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak continue to affect our way of life in St. Johns County. Many of us live here for easy access to incredible coastal and outdoor amenities, and now our ability to enjoy these features has temporarily changed. The County continues to respond to this health emergency, while maintaining access to our parks and ensuring a safe outdoor environment.

Across the country, most communities are keeping parks open while closing indoor facilities. Although we have closed beaches and recreation centers and canceled organized activities and events, our parks, trails, boat ramps, green spaces, and the golf course remain open. We will continue to monitor the situation and, with your help, we will keep access to these amenities available for as long as safely possible.

Parks, trails, and green spaces are an essential part of community health and wellness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has flagged mental health as a top concern associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. We all know that physical distancing will take a toll on our mental and physical health, especially during the stress and anxiety caused by these unprecedented times. Numerous studies demonstrate that access to the outdoors and opportunities for physical activity reduces stress and improves mental health.

We believe that parks, trails, and green spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. Please follow local, state, and federal ordinances and guidelines regarding physical distancing and the use of these spaces. We encourage all residents to also follow these recommendations:

  • Refrain from using parks or trails if you are experiencing symptoms of illness.
  • Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
  • While on trails, warn others of your presence and step aside to let others pass.
  • Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings and maintain proper physical distance at all times when participating in outdoor group activities.
  • Observe the CDC minimum recommended physical distance of 6 feet when in the presence of others, or find an alternate location if not possible.

Local parks, trails, and green spaces have always served as places where people can find renewal and restoration. During these challenging times, these places are needed now more than ever. As our current environment continually evolves over the next several weeks, additional closures and service disruptions may occur. Please know that Parks and Recreation staff are working hard to maintain these spaces and keep them safe and accessible to our community during this time.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page to get access to a variety of online programming and activities that the whole family can enjoy. We all need to do our part and utilize parks in a way that shows respect to each other and public health. 

Sincerely,

Doug

City of Middletown – Recreation & Parks

Recreation and Parks Department works year round to provide a wide range of safe and accessible recreational facilities and leisure time programs for participants of all ages. Whatever your interest may be, you can always find an activity or a special event to enhance your quality of life. Year round programs include: Special Events, Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Community Center Programs, Fitness, Pre-School program,  Teen Programs, Tennis.

Our Staff

  • Christine Brinckerhoff, Superintendent of Recreation
  • Raelynn Bertholf, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation
  • Nicole Psarakis, Program Coordinator
  • John Bianchi, Working Supervisor
  • Kelly Ocasio, Keyboard Specialist

The City of Middletown has thirteen parks available that can accommodate baseball, basketball, bicycling, cooking, fishing, football, horse shows, outdoor concerts, ice skating, jogging, picnics, playground activities, soccer, swimming, tennis, walking or just relaxing with the family or friends. Reservations for park facilities can be made by calling our office at least thirty days in advance. Reservations for the picnic pavilions in Fancher-Davidge, Ben & Paula Amchir Park, & Maple Hill are accepted beginning in January to reserve for dates of April 15th through Oct 15th of each year. A small fee is require as well as a refundable $100 deposit. Revocable Permits are also issued for other requested use of City park property.

Our Professional Staff look forward to serving you.

Click here for a list with the location of all our Parks →  Location of City of Middletown Parks

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