Reopened Parks and Recreation Facilities
Parks and Recreation Openings and Requirements
The Parks and Recreation Department has taken great care to build a safe plan for Irving residents this summer. Due to limited availability, scheduling and reduced capacities, city facilities are available to Irving residents only. When visiting recreation and aquatic facilities, patrons should bring water, hand sanitizer and hand wipes.
Residents must reserve a time for all recreation center. Once registered on ActiveNet, members can purchase an Irving Parks and Recreation (IPAR) membership card for $5 at the recreation centers. At this time, all guests must be an Irving resident to receive an IPAR card.
Irving facilities will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding COVID-19 health recommendations. Irving Parks and Recreation has implemented participant safety procedures, including:
- Facility access is limited to reopened rooms and areas.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times unless otherwise noted, and social distancing at least 6 feet must be observed at all times.
- If you are feeling sick (cough, fever, nausea, runny nose, etc.), Irving Parks and Recreation requests you do not enter a facility.
- Staff will perform temperature checks on each participant as they arrive at a facility.
View a full list of COVID-19 precautions at the City of Irving COVID-19 Health Resources page.
For latest information and updates, visit Cityofirving.org/Parks or follow @IrvingParksandRec on Facebook.
Please be advised that facility operations are subject to change.
ATHLETIC FIELDS TO OPEN WITH SAFETY RESTRICTIONS
The City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department will open athletic play for the Irving All Sports Association (IASA) Adult leagues in June, including athletic fields for practice rentals (Irving residents only), tournaments and adult league play. The IASA will be responsible for developing and administering protocols for group use of field space. You may register for any of the sports leagues by visiting the Athletics home page.
Additionally, CDC guidelines will be placed at the fields’ entrances and exits. Players agree not to participate if they exhibit any symptoms or exposure risks as listed by the CDC guidelines. Players using the fields are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and wear cloth face masks. All visitors should maintain proper social distance.
Practice Field Rentals
UPDATE: At this time, field reservations are being accepted online only, and must be made eight days in advance. No phone reservations will be accepted.
Practice fields are limited and available for Irving residents only. Organizations that wish to host a tournament must provide the city athletic division with details of event logistics. Renters should follow the guidelines provided by CDC for social distancing.
Residents can request a field reservation using the online reservation system, ActiveNet.
In the event of a tournament, the city encourages visitors to follow these guidelines:
- Patrons should stay in their vehicle or remain in the parking lot.
- Coaches should modify participation numbers based on federal, state, and local orders.
- Team drills should maintain players stay 6 feet apart and practice proper hand hygiene.
- Visitors and players should wear masks and gloves during their practices.
- Adult Softball — Trinity View Park (Softball Complex), 200 S. Wildwood
- Adult Soccer — Trinity View Park, 2098 E. Sixth St.
- Disc Golf — Fritz Park, 312 E. Vilbig | W.O. Harrington, 5350 Valley View Lane
- Cricket Fields — Wyche Park, 2836 W. Pioneer Dr. | Mountain Creek Preserve, Nursery and Hunter and Ferrell Road | Trinity View Park, 2098 E. Sixth St.
- Youth Basketball — For ages 3-15. Register through the Irving YMCA website.
Health and Safety Considerations
- Players agree not to participate if they exhibit any symptoms or exposure risks as listed by CDC guidelines.
- For the safety of park patrons, please bring water to the park.
- Players are encouraged to bring/use hand sanitizer and to wear cloth face masks.
- All must maintain proper social distance whether engaged, waiting or observing play in and around the sport complex.
Irving Aquatic Facilities Currently Closed
Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and to protect the health and safety of employees and visitors all Irving aquatic facilities are closed until further notice. These aquatic facilities include Heritage Aquatic Center, 200 S. Jefferson St., North Lake Natatorium, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd., as well as the Cimarron Family Aquatic Center, 199 Red River Trail, and West Irving Aquatic Center, 3701 Conflans Road.
The City of Irving is committed to doing all it can to safeguard the health of both the general public and its employees, and apologizes for any inconvenience this causes visitors.
Some Parks Amenities Open
A number of Irving park amenities are currently open. Visitors to the parks are reminded to maintain social distancing and bring plenty of water for outdoor activities. As park amenities become available to the public, these facilities will be returned to a normal maintenance schedule.
- Outdoor Basketball Courts
- Outdoor Volleyball Courts
- Outdoor Restrooms
- City of Irving Dog Park, 4140 Valley View Lane
- Lively Skate Park, 909 N. O’Connor Road
Exception: The playground, outdoor restroom and outdoor basketball court at West Park will remain closed due to the ongoing construction project at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center.
Additional resources, including guidelines for physical distancing on parks and trails, are provided by the National Recreation and Park Association.
Park Pavilion Rentals
- Reservations accepted beginning June 1 for Irving residents only.
- Applies to pavilions located only at Irving city parks.
- Limited to groups of 15 or less.
- Book a reservation online at the Parks and Recreation ActiveNet website.
- For more information, visit the Facilities Rentals page.
On Monday, Oct. 5, Irving full-time recreation centers, except for Heritage Senior Center and Lively Pointe Youth Center, will open for adjusted regular hours of operation:
- Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 201 Red River Trail, (972) 910-0702
- Lee Park Recreation Center, 3000 Pamela Drive, (972) 721-2508
- Mustang Park Recreation Center, 2223 Kinwest Parkway, (972) 556-1334
- Northwest Park Recreation Center, 2800 Cheyenne St., (972) 721-2529
- Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 S. Senter Street, (972) 721-2641
Hours of Operation
- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Monday through Friday
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday
- Closed Sunday
Lively Pointe Youth Center and Heritage Senior Center
Lively Pointe Youth Center, 909 N. O’Connor Road, will open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Teen programs will take place 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St., remains closed until further notice.
Daily Facility Cleaning Schedule
- 1 to 2 p.m.; 5 to 6 p.m. | Monday through Friday
- 11 to 11:30 a.m.; 2 to 2:30 p.m. | Saturday
Facilities and Activities
Irving Parks and Recreation’s After-School program reopens Monday, Sept. 28 and is available 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $20 per week per child or $120 per six-week session. Register via the Irving Parks and Recreation online reservation system.
Beginning Oct. 5, certain activities will reopen to 50 percent maximum participant occupancy:
- Racquetball courts – 4 per court. The number of courts available vary per recreation center.
- Badminton – 12 participants maximum
- Pickleball – 12 participants maximum
- Reservations are required for pickleball, racquetball and badminton.
- At this time, no free play is allowed; only staff instructional activities.
- Recreation Center fitness centers – 10 members maximum occupancy per center.
- Register via the Irving Parks and Recreation online reservation system or call a recreation center to reserve a time.
- Fitness rooms will be available in 1-hour increments during hours of operation.
- Full gloves that cover the fingers are recommended, per Governor Abbott’s Open Texas Order. Patrons must provide their own gloves.
- Gym equipment wipes will be provided.
- Shower and locker rooms will be closed.
- Restrooms remain open.
- Guests are requested to wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose when appropriate.
- Please bring hand sanitizer/wipes.
Senior Meals Program
Senior Irving residents are eligible for low-cost meals through the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. Meals for participants are offered as a drive-thru/pick-up service only at the senior center, from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.
- Membership at the Senior Center is not required, but an application packet must be filled out. For details, visit the Heritage Senior Center’s Meal Program page.
More information on other meals programs is available at the COVID-19 Food Security page.
These parks, recreation facilities and amenities remain closed until further notice:
- Rental buildings (except park pavilion rentals, which opened June 1)
- Heritage Senior Center
- Georgia Farrow Recreation Center: The facility is undergoing construction upgrades and remains closed. Work is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2020, weather permitting.
- West Park, including the playground, outdoor restroom and outdoor basketball court remain closed due to construction at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center.
All city aquatic facilities remain closed until further notice.