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Recreation - Special Announcement

Posted on: June 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Lafayette Recreation REOPENING NEWS!

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Dear Lafayette Community,

The Lafayette Parks Recreation & Open Space Department is excited to announce we are slowly opening recreation facilities and resuming some services. The recent order issued by the State of Colorado and the guidelines issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have provided updated guidelines that permit limited openings, with restrictions and safety measures in place. These guidelines will help protect users’ health and safety.


Now open: 

The following require advanced reservations:

  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center
    • Fitness Area: for strength or cardio workouts.
    • Rose Lueras Pool: for lap swim or river walking. Open swim will not be offered at this time. 
    • Classes and Programs:  classes added on an ongoing basis.
    • Outdoor Pickleball Courts (located in the in-line skate rink at the Bob Burger Recreation Center parking lot)
  • Waneka Lake Boathouse: limited offerings 

Also available: 

  • Park Shelter Reservations: reserve your shelter here.
  • Rose Lueras Pool: for family swim time in the Lazy River or Play Pool click here to reserve.
  • Sports Programs and Activities: registration available on our website; programs and activities added on an ongoing basis.
  • Sport Field Reservations: reservation requests in compliance with guidelines are being accepted; user group must submit a program plan and work with staff on implementation details.
  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center Gym: registered program participation only. Drop-in basketball and indoor pickleball play will not be offered at this time.

Also open: 

  • Great Bark Dog Park
  • Disc golf course at Waneka Lake Park
  • Lafayette Skate Park
  • All public playgrounds
  • All public picnic areas and public shelters
  • All public restrooms in parks and open space
  • All public basketball courts
  • All public volleyball courts
  • City-owned tennis courts

The following remain closed until further notice: 

  • The Great Outdoors Waterpark (will be closed for the entire 2020 season)
  • Senior Center
  • Festival Plaza Splash Pad
  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center Drop-in Child Care
  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center Racquetball Courts
  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center Room Rentals
  • Bob L. Burger Recreation Center Hot Tubs, Steam Room & Sauna

When visiting Waneka Boathouse: 

  • Advanced, online reservations for boat rentals will be required.
  • Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards will be available for rent.
  • Must be at least 12 years old to rent a watercraft.
  • Paddleboats and Canoes will not be available.
  • Payments will be required at the Lake Waneka boathouse.
  • Drop-in boat rentals will not be available.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own Coast Guard approved lifejacket.
  • Fees for all watercraft are $10 for 30 minutes.


When participating in programming or visiting staffed facilities:

  • Indoor facility access will be limited. All those entering our facilities must have advance registration
  • All those entering our facilities will be asked health-screening questions.
  • Face coverings will be required for arrival, departure, and in all common areas. Face coverings may be removed while participating, such as when using equipment or actively participating in a class, as long as guests are able to maintain 6-foot distance from others.
  • Guests should bring their own water bottles. Guests will be asked to sanitize all equipment, machines, and lockers used. Staff will be sanitizing commonly touched surfaces.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the facilities. Guests are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water frequently, and use hand sanitizer when they are not able to access soap and water.


Bob L. Burger Recreation Center Information:

  • Annual Pass Holders
    • The expiration date on your annual pass will be extended by the number of days the Bob Burger Recreation Center was closed.
  • Monthly Pass Holders
    • Details regarding the schedule to resume processing monthly payments will be sent soon.
  • 5-visit Punch Card
    • Daily drop-in visits to the BBRC will not be offered. 
    • Patrons will be required to pre-register for a time slot and use a punch card or pass.
  • Only cashless transactions will be accepted.
    • Purchase a 5-visit punch card; monthly pass; or annual pass prior to arrival.
    • Punch cards can be purchased online
    • Advanced reservations must be made for limited work-out time slots. Online reservation system will be available soon.
    • Spectators will not be admitted.
  • Racquetball courts will be used for a stretching area, and not available for play.
  • Avoid using showers.
  • Bring your own lock. A limited number of lockers will be available.
  • Towel service will no longer be offered and locks will not be available for check out.
  • The pool will be open for lap swimming only by advanced reservation. Online reservation system will be available soon.


General Public Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 5am-9pm

Fridays, 5am-7pm

Saturdays, 7am-6pm

Sundays, 8am-5pm

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