Parks & Recreation and COVID-19

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Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
Is the Eagles Nest open?

The Eagles Nest is open for drop-in play and Birthday Party reservations. Find out more at www.newbrightonmn.gov/eaglesnest

Are masks required in the Eagles Nest?

Yes, masks are required for all visitors over the age of two.

The current CDC Guidelines, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html#print, updated August 13 state:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
  • In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
  • In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Because we are not in the position to ask each person their vaccination status, masks are required in our facilities with the exception of the fitness center, gymnasium and organized movement type activities (group fitness classes, martial arts, dance, gymnastics, basketball).  Specifically for the Eagles Nest, there are two things that are unique to the amenity that we require masks in the area:

  • The Eagles Nest is designed for those 12 and under, but vaccines are currently only available for those over 12.
  • There are confined spaces in the Eagles Nest that do not allow for distancing.  Other activities such as strength training or group fitness can be performed while maintaining a distance between participants.
New Brighton Community Center
Open Pickleball

New Brighton Community Center is excited to offer open pickleball again in the gymnasium.  Participants will be required to check-in at Guest Services and are asked to submit their $4 payment at that time. Please don’t forget to bring your own paddle. Balls and nets will be provided.

Masks

Due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Ramsey County, and new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masks will be required in all City facilities starting Monday, August 9. All visitors and employees will be required to wear cloth face coverings in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status, to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
This policy applies to all indoor buildings and facilities operated by the City of New Brighton including the Community Center, City Hall, Brightwood Hills Clubhouse and Neighborhood Centers. There is no state or countywide mask policy in effect, but businesses and other organizations may set their own requirements.

  • Free masks are available at city buildings for visitors who need them.
  • Masks will not be required while exercising in the Fitness Center, Fitness Studio and Gym.
  • Masks will not be required for outdoor programs or activities.
  • Masks will not be required for children under 2 years of age.
Open Gym

Expectations are clearly posted in the gymnasium. No food or beverages are allowed in the gymnasium. Respectful communication and behavior is required at all times. Those choosing not to follow the gymnasium expectations will be asked to leave the facility and are not eligible for a refund.  Please view the current gymnasium schedule below. The gym is available for open gym use during our open hours when not reserved by another group. 

View Gym Schedule

Why are Masks required in the Eagles Nest but not while exercising?

The current CDC Guidelines, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html#print, updated August 13 state:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
  • In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
  • In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Because we are not in the position to ask each person their vaccination status, masks are required in our facilities with the exception of the fitness center, gymnasium and organized movement type activities (group fitness classes, martial arts, dance, gymnastics, basketball).  Specifically for the Eagles Nest, there are two things that are unique to the amenity that we require masks in the area:

  • The Eagles Nest is designed for those 12 and under, but vaccines are currently only available for those over 12.
  • There are confined spaces in the Eagles Nest that do not allow for distancing.  Other activities such as strength training or group fitness can be performed while maintaining a distance between participants.
Recreation Programs
Are you currently offering any recreation programs?

Yes, we are offering a number of programs. To find out more and to register visit: www.newbrightonmn.gov/register

Memberships
Is the New Brighton Community Center Fitness Facility Open?

Yes, we are back open with new restrictions. For more information visit www.newbrightonmn.gov/nbcc

Parks
Can I play on the playground at my local park?

All New Brighton Playgrounds are open. Please exercise caution, maintain social distance, wash your hands, cover your cough and stay home when you are sick.

Can I play golf at Brightwood Hills?

Brightwood Hills is open for the season! For more information visit www.newbrightonmn.gov/golf