ERC Continues With Summer Baseball/Softball; Plan To Open Eureka Aquatic Park Next Monday, June 8

The Eureka Recreation Commission (ERC) met last Wednesday, May 27, where they primarily discussed the upcoming baseball/softball season and the re-opening of the Eureka Aquatic Park (EAP).

ERC Director Scott Miller shared that drafts for the upcoming seasons were held last week, with the following number of teams being created: 5 T-ball, 3 Major Boys, 3 Pony Tail, 2 Machine Pitch and 2 Coach Pitch. Schedules and rosters for the 2020 ERC season can be found on page 10. The Junior Boys and Girls (junior high/high school division) season was previously cancelled.

Certification and re-certification for this year’s lifeguards was also held last week and Pool Director Tonya Koeller is moving forward with plans to open the pool on Monday, June 8. However, due to COVID-19, restrictions could be set in place. Those attending the pool should expect to participate in a screening (have temperature taken, give name and phone number) when they enter. EAP personnel will also be recording the time you enter and leave the EAP. These details will be used if a COVID-19 case is confirmed and that individual(s) had visited the EAP. Due to limitations on the amount of visitors at the pool, Koeller noted they are looking at having two sessions; 12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. for swimmers to attend the pool. To allow for the maximum amount of patrons able to utilize the facility, Koeller noted that pool-goers will only be able to attend one session per day. With the decrease in hours, the ERC elected to decrease the cost of admittance to $2/person. Family/single passes, as well as punch cards will be available. Director Miller stated that due to COVID-19, free swims and private parties will not be scheduled.


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