Willamalane Announces In-Person Programs 
New Extreme Risk guidelines allow for additional offerings 

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Willamalane Park and Recreation District reopened its doors at Bob Keefer Center, welcoming community members back to in-person fitness activities. 

While Lane County remains in Extreme Risk, the fitness center will operate under the following general procedure:
  • Time blocks must be reserved in advance for 45-minute sessions, starting on the hour.  
  • Each room will be limited to one household and have a capacity of no more than three people per time block. 
  • Participants must check in at the front desk. 
  • Anyone in the building must wear a face covering or face shield at all times. 
Group exercise classes will remain online-only through Willamalane’s Fitness at Home program, which offers 36 classes weekly all conducted live through Microsoft Teams. 

Willamalane's Director of Recreation Services, Jase Newton said, “We have been challenged throughout the year with so many reopening and closure phases. Our team continues to do an exceptional job reviewing guidelines and working with each other and our partners to find the best solutions to serve our community. The resiliency of our team and our commitment to deliver on our mission is nothing short of inspirational. We continue to develop new and innovative programs, and are proud that we can provide events and activities to enrich the lives of everyone we serve."

Other in-person programs available while Lane County remains in Extreme Risk include tennis lessons, some recreational programs, youth athletics, and full-time preschool and school-age childcare. Willamalane’s parks, playgrounds, trails, and open spaces also remain open for community use.

Community members can also stay connected and active with alternative programs through Willamalane including Fitness at Home group exercise classes, esports leagues, book and puzzle delivery services, and virtual PE programs.
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