Thursday, February 25, 2021

Romulus Athletic Center begins phase 2 opening

The Romulus Athletic Center (RAC) has moved into Phase Two of its reopening plan, adhering to health and safety guidelines set by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Wayne County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). 

“After careful consideration and closely following the safety recommendations of health experts, we are pleased to announce the Romulus Athletic Center has moved forward with its reopening plan,” said Romulus Athletic Center Manager Andy Mackay. “We know the athletic center plays a role in supporting the health and wellness of residents, so safely reopening and offering the services our members rely on has been a priority since the start of the pandemic.”

The lazy river, lap pool and hot tub have reopened at 25 percent capacity to members only from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon - 5 p.m. on Sundays. Masks will be required at all times while on the pool deck and in the hot tub and lazy river, except for when swimming. 

The basketball courts, have also been reopened at 25 percent capacity to members only for small groups or practice play. Courts can also be reserved per party to further maximize safe social distancing and avoid in-person interaction. 

The men's and women's locker rooms have reopened and will undergo routine cleanings, including after each individual use of the family locker room, a light cleaning every 15 minutes, a deep cleaning every two hours and a nightly power wash, Mackay said.

At this time, select workout equipment will remain off the gym floor and dance classes will remain in the gym and banquet areas. Day passes are not permitted but the athletic center is accepting new memberships. 

“I want to thank the Romulus Athletic Center team for their hard work in preparing for the safe second phase of reopening, as well as residents for their patience throughout the process,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “Like many cities, Romulus has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, but together we have stayed resilient and Romulus Strong. I'm eager to see our community work together as we continue to push through the pandemic and maintain our momentum in the years to come.”

To learn more about the Romulus Athletic Center or to become a member, visit or call (734) 942-2223.