Facility Closures

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May 19, 2020 8:30 p.m.

BC Rec. Dept. & Facilities Update

The city’s Recreation Department is currently closed to the public. If you have questions or need assistance, please call 269-966-3431 or email bcrecreation@battlecreekmi.gov.

The vehicle gate to Willard Beach is now open. The usual fee structure will be in place, at $2 per person, or $5 per car. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Please observe social distancing of six feet when you visit!
The permanent restrooms will be open, and staff will clean them regularly. Pavilions are available to rent – call 269-966-3431.

Unfortunately, two of the city’s large recreation attractions are closed and canceled for this year:

Kidventure Summer Camp – The Full Blast facility continues to serve the community as a day and night homeless shelter, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so staff cannot hold our summer day camp.

Flash Flood Water Park – Because it is late in the season, and the city is seeking cost estimates for a large pool crack we must repair, the pool will not open this year. While outdoor pools can open at 50 percent capacity, it would not be financially responsible for us to operate the park at this time. The current state executive order does not allow our indoor pool to open at this time, and it will remain closed for the season, again, due to high operating costs. Staff are eager to improve Flash Flood during this year’s closure. For example, a grant with the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau will help the city paint the water slides this month.

Summer Adult Softball is canceled for the summer.
Individual Baseball is canceled for the summer.
Little Tyke T-Ball is canceled for the summer.
Kidventure Summer Camp is canceled for the summer.
Flash Flood Water Park will not be open this summer.
Bailey Park is closed until further notice.
Willard Beach is now open!

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