Peoria closes recreation and community centers

By Foothills Focus Staff

After Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order, the city of Peoria closed the Rio Vista Recreation and Peoria Community centers “to protect the health and safety of city employees and residents,” according to a press release.

On June 29, Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-43, which prohibits large gatherings, ceases the issuance of new special event licenses and pauses the operations of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing rentals for one month. 

“In accordance with this executive order and the health guidelines provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on facial coverings, social distancing and personal hygiene to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Rio Vista Recreation Center and Peoria Community Center will be closed effective immediatelyuntil July 27,” said the release.

The social services provided through the Community Assistance Resource Center will continue to be accessed by appointment only. The existing hydration stations, virtual classes and home delivered meals and curbside meal pickups will continue at the Peoria Community Center as well.

Programs and services at city pools and libraries will continue in limited capacities.

“Splash pads remain closed and swim lessons will continue at the Peoria and Sunrise Pools, with additional physical distancing and cleaning standards in place,” according to the release.

At the Peoria libraries, online access to digital library books, audio books, streaming video and music is available to those with a Peoria library card.

Sunrise Mountain Library will have limited, lobby-only hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m.  Saturday (closed Sunday).

The Peoria Main Library will have limited hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday.

Facial coverings and social distancing will be required with fewer than 10 people allowed in the library lobbies at a time. All materials will go through quarantined protocols for sanitation and curbside delivery and bookdrops will be available during operating hours. For information, visit peoriaaz.gov/library.

For city of Peoria updates, visit peoriaaz.gov/covid19 or call the helpline at 623-773-7770.