Reopened Parks and Recreation Facilities
Parks and Recreation Openings and Requirements
The Parks and Recreation Department has taken great care to build a safe reopening plan for Irving residents. 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.
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 are encouraged 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 reopened athletic play for the Irving All Sports Association (IASA) Adult and Youth Leagues in March 2021, 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: 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 Parks and Recreation's Aquatics division welcomes back the community on March 31!
Heritage Aquatic Center
The Heritage Aquatic Center, 200 S. Jefferson Street, is open on a modified schedule to Irving residents only beginning March 31. From Wednesday, March 31 through Friday, April 2, users are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis, with a capacity limit of 32 users per hour.
Hours of Operation: March 31-April 2
- 7:30 a.m. to noon | March 31-April 2
- 5 to 8 p.m. | March 31; April 2
Beginning Monday, April 5, operation hours are Monday through Friday, with limited hours and sessions by reservation only. Residents must reserve their visit online through the Parks and Recreation ActiveNet website.
Hours of Operation: Full Reopening April 5
- 7:30 a.m. to noon | Monday through Friday (reservations required)
- 5 to 8 p.m. | Monday, Wednesday, Friday (reservations required)
NORTH LAKE NATATORIUM
North Lake Natatorium remains closed until further notice.
Guests using aquatic facilities should note:
- No food, drinks or coolers are allowed, with the exception of bottled water.
- Restrooms are open.
- Locker rooms and showers remain closed.
- Proper swim attire must be worn to and from the pool. Changing facilities are unavailable.
- Guests are requested to wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose on deck areas when appropriate.
- Guests must provide their own Coast Guard-approved life jackets, kickboards, pull buoys and other equipment. No items are available for loan.
The Parks and Recreation Department has taken great care to build a safe reopening plan for Irving residents. Due to limited availability, scheduling and reduced capacities, city facilities are available to Irving residents only. When visiting aquatic and recreation facilities, patrons should bring water, hand sanitizer and hand wipes.
Residents must reserve a time for all recreation center and aquatic facility activities. 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.
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
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 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.
Effective April 1, full-time recreation centers are open for adjusted regular hours of operation:
- Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 201 Red River Trail, (972) 910-0702
- Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive, (972) 721-5219
- 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
HERITAGE SENIOR CENTER
Effective May 3, Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St., is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The facility remains closed on Saturday and Sunday. Adjusted operating hours and available activities are as follows:
- 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Billiard Room and Fitness Room are open.
- 10:30 a.m. to noon | Facility is closed for drive-thru meal program. (Billiard Room and Fitness Room is CLOSED during the meal program.)
- 12:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Billiard Room and Fitness Room are open.
Lively Pointe Youth Center
Lively Pointe Youth Center, 909 N. O’Connor Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Teen programs take place 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Game rooms are reopened at recreation centers. Nine (9) guests maximum occupancy per center.
- Racquetball courts – 4 per court. The number of courts available vary per recreation center. Reservations required.
- Badminton – 22 participants maximum. No reservations required.
- Pickleball – 22 participants maximum. Reservations required.
- Gymnasium free play is allowed. Eighteen (18) guests maximum occupancy per center.
Recreation Center Fitness Rooms
- Fifteen (15) members maximum occupancy per center.
- Fitness rooms are available in one-hour increments during hours of operation.
- Gym equipment wipes will be provided.
- Restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities are open.
- Guests are requested to wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose when appropriate.
- Patrons should 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.
- All meals must be eaten off-site. The dining room remains closed at this time.
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.