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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Program and Facilities Updates

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The Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department will be re-opening the Carrboro Century Center at 100 N.  Greensboro St. for limited indoor programming and reservations beginning the week of May 17, 2021.  

The following updates are being provided on both indoor and outdoor programming and facilities:

INDOOR PROGRAMMING
Limited indoor programming with controlled access in the Carrboro Century Center will begin the week of May 17th.  All activities/rooms will initially operate at 30% capacity and these limits will apply to both Town programs and reservations.  All state and local health guidelines will be followed.  

Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources activities are being modified to comply with current state and local guidelines.  Modifications include reduced class sizes, increased social distancing, mask requirements, increased hand sanitizing, etc.  More specific modifications may be made depending on the nature of the activity.

Following each activity, rooms will be sanitized before the next use.

Century Center Access
Facility access will remain limited to enrolled activity participants and approved reservations.  Doors will remain locked and staff will be on hand to facilitate access to the building.

Residents wishing to conduct business in person will need to make an appointment by contacting the department at 919.918.7364 in advance.

All participants and visitors to the facility will be required to answer health screening questions and receive a temperature check.

OUTDOOR PROGRAMMING
Outdoor programming will continue operating in the manner in which it has since last summer/fall with activities being modified to comply with current state and local guidelines.  Modifications include reduced class sizes, increased social distancing, masks when social distancing cannot be achieved, increased hand sanitizing, etc.  More specific modifications may be made depending on the nature of the activity.

Park and Outdoor Facility Reservations
All park facilities, including pavilions and athletic fields/courts, are open and available for reservations.  Events and reservations are considered on a case-by-case basis.  All state and local guidelines must be followed and may require an approved COVID plan from the Orange County Health Department.

Town Spring and Summer Special Events
The larger Town-sponsored special events for the spring and early summer will be presented virtually.  These include the following:

Carrboro Day (www.carrboroday.com)

Freight Train Blues Concert Series (freighttrainblues.com)

Carrboro July 4th Celebration (www.carrborojuly4th.com

Please continue to check the event websites for updates.

FUTURE UPDATES
In light of Governor Cooper’s recent press conference, the department will continue to monitor announcements regarding potential changes to current recommendations that may occur in June. Please continue to check carrbororec.org for COVID-related programming and facility updates.  

We encourage everyone to remain committed to complying with local and state health guidelines and recommendations in order to keep all of our community safe.


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