Community center to reopen Monday

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

The Riverfront Community Center will reopen to the public next week, but there will be restrictions in place as continued precautions related to the coronavirus, according to a news release from the city of Leavenworth.

The city-operated Riverfront Community Center, which is located at 123 S. Esplanade St., will reopen Monday.

There will be open hours for the building’s weight room, cardio room and walking track from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The pool will be open for lap swimming, aquacise, water walking and swim lessons. But there will not be open swimming in the pool.

Showers and locker rooms in the building’s fitness area will not be available. Showers and locker rooms in the pool area will be available to people using the pool.

People who enter the building will have their temperatures checked. Those with temperatures of more 100.4 degrees will be asked to leave.

Information about fitness classes, other activities at the community center and fees can be found on the city’s website,

People can inquire about event space rental at the Riverfront Community Center by contacting Tammy Metzgar by email at

Earlier this week, the Leavenworth Public Library began offering limited access inside the building, which is located at 417 Spruce St., according to the library’s website.

The library is now open for limited hours from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

Only 30 patrons are allowed inside the building at one time. Each person can spend a maximum of 30 minutes in the library per day.

People are encouraged to wear masks and gloves while in the library. And they are asked to stay at least six feet apart from each other.

The library’s Kansas Room, Learning Center and meeting rooms remain closed. And public access to computers, a copier or a fax machine is not available.

People who are returning materials to the library are asked to place them in the outside book drop.

The library continues to offer curbside pick-up of materials from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, according to the library’s website.

The Leavenworth County Health Department reported two additional cases of COVID-19 in the county on Thursday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,105. That number includes 835 cases involving inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility and 67 cases involving inmates and staff at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

Of the remaining 203 community cases in the county, 13 are considered active, according to the update released Thursday by the Leavenworth County Health Department.

Twenty-five of the inmate cases at LCF are considered active. All of the cases that were reported at the Grossman Center are no longer active.

Currently, no one from Leavenworth County is in the hospital because of COVID-19. Thirty-one people from the county have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seven people from the county, including four LCF inmates, have died as a result of COVID-19.

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The Riverfront Community Center is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday. But there will be restrictions in place.