Eisenhower Center to re-open Jan. 21 with restrictions

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By Josh Bootsma

February 1, 2021 update: Lansing’s COVID status has moved to Tier 1 since this article was posted. The Eisenhower Center has updated its hours since this article was posted as well. The updated hours are included below and are also available on this website.

LANSING, Ill. (January 19, 2021) – In light of Illinois’ recent announcement that regions throughout the state have moved to new tiers of COVID-19 mitigations, Lan-Oak Park District announced Monday that the Eisenhower Center will open with restrictions at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21.

As part of Region 10, Lansing is now in Tier 2 of the state’s COVID-19 resurgence mitigations. The Tier 2 mitigations state that fitness centers may be open with “lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors & outdoors.”

Restrictions and protocols

Eisenhower Center
The Eisenhower Center is located at 2550 178th Street in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The Lan-Oak Park District has also announced restrictions to keep its facility safe and healthy. The Eisenhower Center will be open weekdays 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. On weekends, the facility will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Face masks will be required at all times in the facility, even during workouts.

The Lan-Oak Park District also said locker rooms will be available only to pool users, and that members may use either the pool during their visit, or the fitness center, not both. The pool can only serve 8 members at a time while the fitness center can serve up to 20. The one-hour restriction that was previously in place has been lifted. Whirlpools, steam rooms, and the sauna are not yet available for use, the park district said.

Other programming

A Facebook post by the Lan-Oak Park District also mentioned that Playskool would begin again on Monday, January 25 at 9:00 a.m. Enrollment for classes, including gymnastics, swimming, and fitness, is now open.

The Eisenhower Center is located at 2550 178th St, Lansing, IL