• Maldonado Fitness Prepares to Reopen

    October 13, 2020
    Maldonado Fitness Prepares to Reopen 

    The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department is preparing to re-open the public fitness facilities located at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, on Monday, November 2nd.  

    The intent is to relocate the Center’s fitness equipment into the more spacious Events Center inside the Maldonado Center, where more social distancing space can be provided. The center is located at 600 South McClelland Street.

    This will provide weekday morning hours for patrons using a reservation system, similar to the one in use at the adjacent Nelson Aquatics Center, according to Dennis Smitherman, Recreation Services Manager. There would be a $5 per person reservation fee to cover the cost of the reservation system.

    “We want to get our facilities re-opened in a safe and orderly manner,” Smitherman said.  “This move will provide opportunities for many of our longtime patrons to get back to their fitness routines.”

    The Recreation and Park Department has made many adjustments to its operations in order to meet the safety guidelines included in the County Health Orders; virtual classes, drive-in events, extra cleaning of public playgrounds and providing take home kits for families According to Smitherman, all these steps ensure that there is still safe and meaningful recreation opportunities offered to the community. 

    Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks administrative office, (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.