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(Courtesy Norfolk RPOS)
(Courtesy Norfolk RPOS)

Norfolk’s Recreation, Parks and Open Space facilities and indoor pools will be closed this week for painting and maintenance.

The facilities are closed beginning today, Aug. 29, and will remain closed through Sept. 5, which is also the last week of summer vacation for students in Norfolk’s public schools. The facilities will reopen Sept. 6, with fall hours, according to a facilities alert on the City’s website. A complete list of Norfolk’s recreation centers can be found here.

A spokesperson for RPOS did not respond to a request for comment before deadline.

All outdoor pools will remain open for regular hours of operation during the weeklong shutdown, according to the alert. Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, the City’s senior centers, Lakewood Athletic Center, the Therapeutic Recreation Center and the Boxing Center will also remain open as usual throughout the week.

According to the department’s website, activities at Norfolk’s recreation centers focus on “five core service areas,” including: cultural enrichment; health and physical activities; outdoor and environmental education; personal development; and life skills and social enhancement.