With the vaccine rollout underway, we know many of you might be wondering when you can come back into the Merriam Park or West 7th Community Centers for cards, Pickleball, and social events again.
Throughout the pandemic, Keystone has been following guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health about how safely operate programs. We have been working closely with our partner, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, throughout the past year to decide when and how to offer programs at our two community center sites.
Providing programs for seniors, youth and families at our two community centers is central to our history and core to our mission and we are looking forward to offering space so we can gather together again as soon as it is safe.
Over the last year, “gathering together” has come to mean something different to all of us, as we all learn to live through the many challenges brought on by the pandemic. We are grateful for the technology we have, the patience bestowed on us by our community, and most of all for the resilience of our participants, especially our seniors. We have so enjoyed connecting with you in new ways over the last year and are thankful that many of you have gone “virtual” with us.
Our community center locations are owned by St. Paul Parks and Recreation, Keystone manages and operates them in cooperation with the City of Saint Paul. As of March 1st, all St. Paul Parks and Recreation sites are still closed to the public.
We will continue to follow guidelines for re-opening as provided by MDH and in collaboration with our many partners. We will not open our senior program sites until it is safe for everyone – our senior participants, our staff, and our volunteers.
We are eager to safely re-open our sites and we appreciate your continued patience until we can do so safely. Until we can see you in-person, we look forward to still seeing you online for our virtual exercise, game, and social opportunities.
We will keep you posted on any changes regarding on-site programming at Merriam Park and West 7th.