Hello Friends!

Many businesses have already opened and in the weeks to come we will see many more opening. Which raises the question: “What about the RAC, when and how will we be opening again?” A lot of work has been done to answer that question. The staff and administration continue to research options and are seeking professional wisdom to put together a plan that allows us to open again in a safe and responsible way.

We are required to reduce the capacity and limit the number of people in the building at once. It is because of this, as well as supplies limits, we will be opening our doors to current paid memberships only, (those with 30-day, 90-day (including Groupon) or any Annual membership) on June 10th. If you do have a paid membership and are uneasy about returning on the 10th, do not worry, your extension will continue when you feel comfortable coming back! The next phase will begin on June 17th for those with AARP; and the final phase will begin on June 24th  which then will include our Silver Sneakers members. These phases are subject to change depending on the requirements for capacity. DO NOT COME IN BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED DATE. Please respect and understand that when we meet capacity, we cannot permit anyone else in the building; there will be a sign posted on the door. Good news for all of you, we will NOT be accepting any new members. We will however continue to renew anyone that has a current membership. If you have elected to stop your auto withdraws, you will need to stop or call the Parks and Rec Office (330-296-2864) to be reinstated.

There will be several protocol mandates that we all must abide by to keep you and our staff healthy and well. Our staff will all be required to wear a face mask. Members we are strongly encouraging you to help do your part and wear a mask as well. Please always maintain the 6’ social distancing, including entering the building. You will be required to sanitize your hands before approaching the counter. You will then go to the Welcome counter and pick up and scan your new key tag and scan your card; there is no longer anything else you will need to do. When using the track and as you move about the facility, you will walk in a counterclockwise direction every day. The restrooms are opened, but showers are closed as are some of the lockers. Some machines have been taped off to again maintain a 6’ distance.  Do not removed or move the tape on any of the machines. To allow for as many people to be able to use the facility and equipment, we are asking that all members limit their time inside the building to 60 minutes, as well as 30-minute limit on cardio equipment. If you use any equipment, just like before you are required to clean it with our disinfectant spray, you may also clean it before use. The gathering areas and coffee have been removed completely. We will not be holding Group Fitness classes for the time being, right now the extra space will be available for all to utilize. In the very near future, we will be holding Fitness Classes again, with limited participants. Personal Training and Nutritional Counseling will restart without restriction.     

One last note: If you have a problem or complaint please come directly to me.  Although it was with their safety in mind, the RAC staff is in no way responsible for the decisions made.  We all must do our due diligence in transitioning back to being able to fully function in the safest manner possible and we believe this is our best option given the circumstances.

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we are thrilled to be able to open and see all your beautiful faces. 

Please check our website, follow us on Facebook and look for more emails such as this. We will continue to update through these channels.


In Health and Happiness,

Judy Watkins

Director of Ravenna Parks and Recreation

City of Ravenna, Ohio

RAC members, please check your email for important updates. If you did not receive an email call the office at

330-296-2864 to update your contact information

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530 N. Freedom Street

Ravenna, OH 44266

Phone: 330.296.2864

Fax: 330.296.1280

Ravenna Athletic Center: 330.298.1201

Parks + Rec Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Closed Noon - 1pm for lunch
Closed on all Major Holidays