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Coronavirus Updates

Posted on: May 1, 2020

UPDATED: Reopening dates for City of Abilene services and facilities

City Facilities Reopening

The City of Abilene is working to open several programs and facilities in the coming weeks:

  • Abilene Animal Shelter - Reopening May 11, no Saturday hours, owner surrenders/euthanasia by appointment only
  • Abilene Public Library 
    • Main & South Branches - Reopening May 18
    • Mockingbird Branch - Remains closed
  • Abilene Zoo - Reopening May 18
  • Abilene Regional Airport Administrative Offices - Reopening May 18
  • Adaptive Recreation - Remains closed, but lunch is still provided at Rose Park Senior Center via drive-through
  • Adventure Cove - Reopening undetermined
  • City Hall - Reopening May 15
  • CityLink - 10 Passenger Limit removed, fixed route buses running as normal
  • Customer Service Center (water office) - Reopening June 30
  • Abilene Taylor County Public Health District - Reopening June 1
  • MERCY Health Care Center - Begin broader services on June 1
  • Fire Stations - Remain closed to the public
  • Municipal Court - Reopening June 1
  • Police Department - Open to the public
  • Parks & Recreation "Summer Playground" Summer Camps - Registration open May 6, Camps begin June 1. Click here for info and registration: https://www.abilenetx.gov/173/Camps-After-School 
  • Playgrounds and Parks - Reopening May 20
  • Recreation Centers - Cobb, G.V. Daniels, Rose & Sears open June 1 - No summer sports or open gym hours
  • Senior Centers  - Remain closed, but lunch is still provided at Rose Park Senior Center via drive-through weekdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Splash Pads - Reopening May 22
  • Sports Fields - Reopen for use May 22 (reservations for fields can be taken beginning May 20)

The City of Abilene’s Parks and Recreation department is working to determine when facility rentals may resume. Recreation classes and special events are tentatively set to resume in the fall.

The City of Abilene is following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Reopen Texas guidelines, effective May 1, 2020 for the reopening its facilities and local businesses. For a link to a complete look at the Governor’s Orders, click here: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas.

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