Humboldt Rec Center reopens

By: Donovan W. Mann –

Humboldt, IA – The local rec center has reopened while following new restrictions and regulations to assure health and safety of members

The Humboldt Recreation Center is officially open after a lengthy shutdown due to COVID-19. As of Monday, June 1, the rec center will be operating under new guidelines both to follow state regulation and to assure adequate use for members. Manager of the Rec Center Paxton Petersen provides KHBT with some information on the current restrictions.

She says there are a “few different restrictions, nothing big.” The ones she noted in conversation were no daycare or classes at this time. Petersen also says it was initially stated doubles pickle ball would not be allowed but they have since changed that. Other notable restrictions include 15-person capacity limits in the weight room. The rec center is also asking those using elliptical machines to limit their use to 30 minutes.

Petersen also says Today, June 8 will mark the start of youth tee ball and coach pitch. Also, with the reopening, all memberships will be unfrozen after being put on pause since the facility first closed on March 16. All restrictions and regulation implemented by the rec center are to assure compliance with standards and regulations issued by the state officials.

More information on the Humboldt Rec Center is available on Facebook by looking up Humboldt Recreation Center or by calling 515-604-6494.