Friday, June 18, 2021

Southlake Senior Activity Center Safely Reopening May 3

The Senior Activity Center is excited to welcome back Southlake Seniors on May 3.

The Senior Center will open its doors back up for Phase 1 of its reopening plan next Monday. We are looking forward to safely bringing back our seniors to the Senior Center and continue building our community.

Senior Center staff are taking a comprehensive approach and following rigorous sanitation protocols to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and community. Senior Center staff are wearing face masks, and there is a sneeze guard on the front desk.

The facility will undergo weekly deep cleaning and sanitization, including increased cleaning of high traffic areas. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the facility for your convenience. Members are encouraged to disinfect any items they bring into the Senior Center before entering.

Here’s what you need to know about the Phase 1 safety measures at the Senior Center.

Senior Center Lounge and Café

  • Lounge and Café are open with physical distancing protocols in place.
  • Coffee and refreshments will not be available at this time. Guests may bring their own.

Fitness room and Parlor:

  • The Fitness room is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • The Parlor is open during business hours at member discretion.
  • Disinfectant sprays are readily available.

The Monday Metroport Meals On Wheels Pre-Packaged Meal Program and Senior Activity Center’s outdoor special events remain outdoor events. Advance registration is required.

Group fitness classes will be offered in Phase 2. Indoor special programs will not be scheduled until a later phase.

Together, we can ensure the safe reopening of the Southlake Senior Center.

“We are excited to welcome our senior members back and are looking forward to providing world-class service to our well-deserved senior community. We have missed them and can’t wait to start a new beginning!” – Soheila Phelps, Senior Services Coordinator.

Check out the Senior Activity Center website for more detailed information on how we are safely reopening and to stay on top of our programming.

Safely Reopening The Marq Southlake

As we’ve started to transition into more familiar routines, the City of Southlake has taken steps to safely restore our services, programs and meetings in accordance with State of Texas guidelines.

We’re excited to announce that next on the list is the reopening of The Marq Southlake. Following Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order on recreation and exercise facilities, waterparks and event venues, The Marq Southlake will open in accordance with the maximum 25% capacity guidelines.

The Community Services department has continued to take steps to safely restore parks and recreation-related services and programs. The next big step is the reopening of Champions Club on Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. and Legends Hall on Monday, June 1 at 9 a.m.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in a safe environment and encourage everyone to abide by state regulations. We also ask that you be patient as we work through required protocols and protective measures to ensure your safety. The City is very excited to be able to deliver state-of-the-art recreation programs and services once again!

Champions Club

Our staff has worked diligently to open the facility with as many amenities open as allowed under the Governor’s current guidelines. We are happy to announce that the majority of the facility’s amenities will be available for member use. Champions Club components that will remain closed include the locker room showers and lockers, spray pad, interactive pool amenities and the indoor playground.

Operating hours will be modified and include a mid-day closure Monday-Friday for cleaning and sanitization to make sure our customers are protected and safe.

New Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Mid-day closure, Monday – Friday: 1 – 3 p.m.

  • Saturday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

When members visit for the first time, they will notice several measures in place to ensure member and employee safety. Upon arrival, there will be designated entry and exits to the building and a guided path to the front desk. Sneeze guards have been installed at all customer service desks. The seating area has also been modified to accommodate physical distancing guidelines and coffee services have been eliminated. The Child Watch area has been expanded to provide separate spaces for children 4 years old and younger and children 5 years old and older.

The fitness floor and aquatic center have been modified to accommodate physical distancing and capacity requirements. In addition, the number of group fitness classes has been reduced.

In an effort to protect our older and more vulnerable citizens, all Senior Activity Center programming has been canceled. Staff has been trained on new policies and procedures and will engage in enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices so that we can open safely and in the best interest of seniors when the time is right.

To learn more about what Champions Club is doing to make sure patrons are safe and what to expect when visiting, please visit the Champions Club website.

Legends Hall

Legends Hall will reopen to the public for regular operating hours, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New protocols are in place to ensure the safety of staff and potential clients during facility tours. Virtual tours are also available. Event layouts will be modified to abide by current physical distancing guidelines. As with Champions Club, additional cleaning and sanitization practices have been enacted.

The Senior Activity Center located inside Legends Hall will remain closed until we can safely open for our senior citizens.

Visit the Legends Hall website to learn more about booking an event and any enhanced requirements for events.

Stay Informed and Safe

When visiting The Marq Southlake, we encourage you to make the best possible decisions for yourself and your family by following state requirements, expert guidance and advice.

To help you stay informed, the City regularly updates www.ProtectSouthlake.com for easy, quick access to the City information you need.

We’re ready to be safely back, Southlake and look forward to seeing you at The Marq.

Curbside Service – City of Southlake Style

The City’s restaurants and businesses are using curbside services to assist their customers, and now so is the City of Southlake.

Library Curbside Service

Starting Monday, May 11, Library cardholders will be able to pick up their favorite books and movies curbside by parking in the designated spots on the east side of Town Hall.

To utilize curbside services, look for this sign on the east side of Town Hall.

To ensure your items are ready, simply go online at SouthlakeLibrary.com, locate the items you would like and then select Place Hold. You will receive an email notifying you when your items are ready.

Once you have your email confirmation, drive to the Library and park in the designated parking spaces, and then call us at (817) 748-8243 to let us know you have arrived.

The staff will connect with you at that time. Please note that not all items may be available at the time of your request. Your confirmation email will let you know what materials are available.

Library curbside service is available Monday – Friday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Building Inspections Curbside Service

Building Inspections is also offering curbside service for its customers as well.

Items such as paper plans or any item that people cannot submit digitally are available for drop off or pick up.

To use this service, simply call (817) 748-8236 to establish what you need.  A building services employee will help you work through the details of your request and set up a time for Town Hall pickup.

Building Services curbside service is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Stay Informed

The City regularly updates ProtectSouthlake.com and CityofSouthlake.com for easy, quick access to the City information you need. If you have COVID-19 questions, please call the Tarrant County Coronavirus Hotline at (817) 248-6299.

We’re ready to be safely back, Southlake. We are looking forward to seeing you around town.