Reopening of city’s senior programs delayed

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

The recent rise in local COVID-19 cases has led the Parks and Recreation Department to delay the reopening of senior programs at the Lincoln Recreation Center and Meyer Senior and Community Center. Limited programs had been scheduled to resume on Jan. 19.

As we’ve been making plans to reopen spaces, facilities, and programs, we’ve understood the harsh reality that phased re-openings aren’t an immediate return to normal operations. They include tough decisions and necessary and appropriate measures to reduce the risks of community transmission.

These considerations don’t mean senior programming won’t return in the spring. We’ll re-evaluate the program every two weeks starting on Jan. 25. We’re also thinking about more outdoor programming to keep our senior demographic socially engaged and moving. 

We recognize the essential role we play in our community’s quality of life, especially during these challenging times. We are faithfully working to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities while responsibly addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. 

We encourage you to get outside and enjoy one of the 54 developed parks with fun-filled amenities near you. We’d love to see and hear ways you are using the outdoors to change your outlook during the pandemic.

For more information, contact us at 979-764-3486 or

About the Blogger Kelli Nesbitt (@kneztalk) has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 15 years, the last eight as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, Kelli earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.


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