COVID-19 Update for City of Saginaw

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The Governor’s Report to Open Texas (revised May 18, 2020)

A Message from the City of Saginaw (05/29/2020)

City Parks and Playgrounds:  Beginning Friday, June 5, 2020, Saginaw park playgrounds will reopen. However, bathrooms and water fountains will remain closed per guidance from the Texas Governor’s Office. In addition, the Playground at Willow Creek Station will remain closed as we work through warranty repairs with the contractor. We hope to have that playground up and running soon.

Saginaw Food Truck Park & Farmer’s Market:  Both the Saginaw Food Truck Park and Farmer’s Market plan for a soft opening on Friday, June 19. A formal grand opening will occur later in the summer.

Saginaw Public Library:  The John Ed Keeter Public Library of Saginaw reopened to the public on Thursday, May 28, with normal operating hours. Please bear with us as we try to balance safety with service!

  • Please return all materials to the outside book drop; we will not be receiving items at the desk.
  • Per state guidelines, we are limited to 47 (forty-seven) patrons inside the Library at a time.
  • We encourage library patrons to wear masks.
  • We will still be offering curbside service. Please call the Library when you are here to pick up.
  • We cannot get items from our partner libraries right now.
  • We have a limited number of computers available so that we can maintain distance between our patrons. If you just need to print, please consider using the mobile print options on our website.
  • Per state guidelines, all toys and games have been removed, for now.
  • We are still quarantining items to ensure they are virus-free before going back on the shelf. This means that they may stay on your account for up to a week after you return them.
  • We are still having Summer Reading Club! It will just look a little different from usual. Check our website and Facebook page for details at www.saginawlibrarytexas.org

Thank you for your patience! We are so happy to begin serving you again in person.

Saginaw Aquatic Center:  The Saginaw Aquatic Center is currently closed. However, we are planning to open later in the summer once appropriate required staffing levels are hired are certified. Stay tuned to www.SaginawTx.org for updates.

Saginaw Recreational Center:  The Saginaw Recreation Center reopened to the public with reduced and limited hours on Monday, May 18, 2020:

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday:
    • 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (the facility will be closed so staff can thoroughly clean/ disinfect the equipment)
    • 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Fitness room (10 people capacity) will be open.
  • Weight room (5 people capacity) will be open.
  • The Gymnasium will be open for walking the perimeter. However, the basketball goals will be raised.
  • Most recreational classes will begin June 1st

Summer Youth Day Camp to Open:  On Monday, May 18, 2020, Governor Abbott announced the second phase of his Open Texas plan and provided an update on what types of businesses and activities can resume next. Effective May 31, Youth camps may resume. It is our intention to have our annual summer youth day camp at the recreation center that begins Monday, June 15.

We will follow all current and applicable social distancing guidelines and will limit occupancy. For more information, call 817-230-0350.

Garage Sales to Resume:  Beginning June 1, 2020, garage sales can resume in Saginaw. Garage sale permits must be obtained at Saginaw City Hall at least 48 hours prior to sale. The cost of the garage sale permit is $5.

Indoor/Outdoor Amenities that remain CLOSED:

  • Pending any updates from the Office of the Governor, we are holding off openings of the Senior Center. This is consistent throughout Tarrant County, although a handful of cities have canceled summer seasonal recreation/aquatic programs entirely.
  • Rentals: Indoor facility rentals are currently not available/canceled until June 15, 2020.
  • City Park bathrooms and water fountains will remain closed per guidance from the Texas Governor’s Office.
  • Also, the Playground at Willow Creek Station will remain closed as we work through warranty repairs with the contractor. We hope to have that playground up and running soon.

We apologize for any inconvenience these past few months and greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

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