Bellevue Aquatic Center is now open for business, but not as usual.
The city announced the center would reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 5 for appointment-only pool use.
The center has seen a long closure due to safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the center will be open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. The center will be closed Sundays.
Residents can make a reservation for lap swim, individual water exercise and warm-water therapy with a therapist, online or over the phone at 425-452-4444. Participants must wear a mask when not in the water and are asked to arrive dressed in their swimsuit to minimize contact with others, and to pay with credit, debit or check.
The city states the decision to open comes from guidelines in the Phase 2 of the state reopening plan. Remaining pool activities, including group exercise, swim lessons and pool party rentals aren’t available until King County is in a further phase.
Meanwhile playgrounds, sports courts and community centers remained closed in Bellevue until further notice. The city’s golf courses, ball fields and outdoor tennis courts are open.