RecPlex Opening

Pleasant Prairie RecPlex Opening to Members
Posted on 05/22/2020
After being closed to the public for approximately two months, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex will be open for members on Tuesday, May 26. The facility initially closed to the public on March 18 to align with recommendations from local government and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines. Working in conjunction with Kenosha County and referencing the Badger Bounce Back Plan, RecPlex is creating a balanced approach to re-opening that will safeguard members and staff, while allowing access to the facility. 

“We know this has not been an easy time and that everyone is looking forward to getting back into their routine,” said Elizabeth Caruso, Membership and Guest Services Manager. “The threat, however, is not over, so we will continue to keep everyone safe at our facility.”  

RecPlex staff is working hard to get everything in place for the re-opening. The facility is planning to open in phases. RecPlex will have limited hours of operation, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., during the soft opening week, from Tuesday, May 26, to Friday, May 29. The management team at RecPlex is developing best practices and safety procedures to bring everyone back safely.

Best practices include:
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
  • Stay at least six feet, about two arms’ length, from other people.
  • Do not gather in groups.
  • Members are asked to clean equipment before and after every use with provided supplies.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after exercising.
Safety procedures: 
  • Members are encouraged to wear masks, and employees are required to wear them.
  • Extra cleaning is being implemented, especially in high contact areas.
  • Members are asked to wipe each piece of fitness equipment before and after use.
  • The amount of sanitizing wipe stations has been increased. 
Phase one facility re-opening guidelines:
  • All members must access the facility through the main RecPlex entrance.
  • There will be a limit of 65 people in the fitness center, with a recommended 1-hour time limit.
  • No fitness classes will be available during phase one.
  • Day Pass sales and Guest Pass usage are temporarily unavailable. 
  • Small fitness equipment checkouts will be temporarily suspended.
  • Tanning facilities will be temporarily unavailable.
  • The track is only available to Froedtert South for therapy and personal trainers with a client.
  • Lap swimming is available in both pools during scheduled hours, limited to 1 swimmer per lane.
  • Waterpark play areas will be closed. 
  • Kids Court will be open, but pre-registration will be required. 
  • Limited numbers of lockers will be available along with showers.
  • Fieldhouse open for non-competitive play, one person per hoop.
  • Racquetball and sauna are temporarily closed.
  • Drinking fountains, water fillers, and food concessions are temporarily unavailable. 
  • No public equipment is available in the fieldhouse, waterpark, or aqua arena.
  • Items brought from home may be used, but not left at the RecPlex.
  • Sharing of items is only allowed with members of the same household.
  • Only credit and debit transactions are available at this time, no cash transactions will be accepted. 
  • Summer camp will be starting June 1, contact [email protected].
RecPlex will be closed Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. Starting June 1, RecPlex hours of operation will be Monday to Friday 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Weekend operating hours will be announced at a later date, but are planned to begin June 6.  

RecPlex thanks the community and valued members and looks forward to working with the public to promote health and well-being. Phase one guidelines will remain in place until future notice. The most up to date information on RecPlex operations can be found online at

Watch RecPlex safety guidelines video.

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