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 and aquatic facility activities, including Summer Adventure Camp. 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.
Register online for Summer Camp or Program/Time Slot at Recreation and Aquatic Facilities
(972) 721-2501 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Irving facilities will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding COVID-19 health recommendations. For example, the city will limit numbers of people by requiring reservations for recreation center use; full gloves are required for gym use; and staff will close the facilities during specific hours for cleaning and sanitizing. Guests should continue to follow CDC guidelines by washing hands, wearing a face covering and avoiding close contact by maintaining 6 feet of distance between others.
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.
- 18 U Girls Softball — Southwest Park, 2800 Shady Grove Road
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.
spray parks and seasonal pools
Spray parks will remain closed at this time. Please monitor the Parks and Recreation website and social media for updates.
Seasonal pools at Senter Park, Lively Park and Lee Park will not reopen this summer.
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.
- Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 S. Senter Street, (972) 721-2641
- Lee Park Recreation Center, 3000 Pamela Drive, (972) 721-2508
- Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 201 Red River Trail, (972) 910-0702
Hours of Operation
- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.* | Monday through Friday
- 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.* | Saturday
- Closed Sunday
* The first hour of each day is reserved for Senior Citizens only.
Daily Facility Cleaning Schedule
- Noon to 1 p.m.; 3 to 4 p.m. | Monday through Friday
- 11 to 11:30 a.m.; 2 to 2:30 p.m. | Saturday
Facilities and Activities
- At this time, no free play will be allowed; only staff instructional activities.
- Reservations are required for pickleball, racquetball and badminton.
- Register on ActiveNet or call 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.
Summer Adventure Camp begins June 8 and will operate this summer in a modified structure to help ensure the safety of campers and staff. Campers will enjoy various activities including arts and crafts, games and special projects to ensure a fun, fulfilling experience.
- Summer Camp registration begins June 2.
- IPAR membership is required. Visit CityofIrving.org/IrvingRec to obtain a membership card and to register for camp.
- Online registration in advance is required. No in-person registration.
- The cost is $75 per week.
- Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Parents will be required to sign an acknowledgement form indicating that their child(ren) will not participate when sick and the children will adhere to social distancing guidelines to the best of their ability.
- All activities are preplanned and focus on skill-building with social distancing in mind.
- Class sizes will be determined in accordance with current public health guidelines.
- Hand washing will occur each hour.
- Failure to adhere to guidelines will result in loss of privileges.
SUMMER Youth MEALS PROGRAM
- Residents 18 and younger are eligible for the free summer meals program (meals-to-go), available at Lee Park, 3000 Pamela Drive, and Senter Park, 901 Senter Road.
- Call your local recreation center for food service hours.
- For updates, visit the @IrvingParksandRecreation Facebook page or call your local recreation center.
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)
- Fritz Park Petting Farm
- Heritage Senior Center, Lively Pointe Youth Center, Mustang Park Recreation Center and Northwest Park Recreation Center
- Georgia Farrow Recreation Center: The facility is undergoing construction upgrades and remains closed. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October, 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 will remain closed until further notice.
- Spray parks may open at a later date.