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* Hampton City News

Posted on: April 19, 2021

UPDATE: Hours at city facilities increase as more people are vaccinated

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June 28, 2021 – Hours for community centers and libraries are expanding, and in most cases, people who are vaccinated will not be required to wear masks. Also, facility rentals are becoming more available.

The CDC still recommends that all youth age 5 and older continue to wear a mask and social distance, so the city will follow that guidance for all youth programs ages 5-17. People who have not been vaccinated are also required to wear masks.

Other city departments and services are also reopening. If the department, office or service you’re interested in isn’t listed below, or if you need more information, please call that department or the 3-1-1 Citizen Contact Center (726-8311):

CHANGES

Libraries:

  • All four locations are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 1 – 5 p.m. 
  • As of June 21, meeting rooms and study rooms are available to the public for meetings. As of that date, new hours for the Main, Willow Oaks and Northampton branch libraries are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Saturday - Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. The new hours for the Phoebus Library are Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m.; and Sunday closed.

Community Centers:   

  • Fort Monroe, North Phoebus, Northampton, and West Hampton will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Room rentals and special events are available seven days a week. 

Neighborhood Centers:

  • Y.H. Thomas: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends based on rental / special events.
  • Little England: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends based on rental / special events.
  • Old Hampton Neighborhood Network Center: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fox Hill: Working with the Board of Directors to establish “normal” operating hours. 

Specialty Centers:

  • Senior Center: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Center: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekends based on special events. 

Summer Camps:

From June 21 through Aug. 27, Parks offers full-day summer camps at Community and Neighborhood Centers:

  • Fort Monroe, North Phoebus, Northampton, and West Hampton camps are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • YH Thomas camp is  Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Center camp is Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.  
  • Specialty Basketball Camp at North Phoebus Community Center starts July 6 through Aug. 27, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.     

Pools: 

  • Hampton Aquatic Center (for limited lap lanes by appointment Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon.) To make an appointment, go online under “Facility Rentals; call 757-727-6831 (Fort Monroe Community Center) or 757-766-1510 (Hampton Aquatic Center); or reserve a lane in person at the site. Reservations, for one-hour slots, can be made 24 hours in advance. 
  • Fort Monroe pool is closed temporarily for repairs are completed.
  • Hours will remain limited due to staff shortage.

Hampton History Museum:

  • Museum: Fully open, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
  • Hampton Carousel: Fully open. Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Mondays. 
  • Air Power Park: Outdoor displays open daily sunrise to sunset; indoor display hours: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Arts:

  • The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center will reopen July 20. Go to hamptonarts.net for updated hours.

Parks/outdoor facilities open:

  • Athletic fields open or practice and game play 
  • Basketball courts
  • Beaches (lifeguards at Buckroe and Fort Monroe’s Outlook beaches); Buckroe comfort station also open
  • Bluebird Gap Farm
  • BMX Track at Gosnold’s Hope Park
  • Community Gardens
  • Darling Stadium 
  • Dog parks
  • Fishing at Armistead Pointe and Sandy Bottom Nature Park
  • Golf courses and facilities
  • Hampton Clean City Commission activities
  • Hampton Tennis Center
  • James T. Wilson Fishing Pier 
  • Parks, trails, and open spaces
  • Playgrounds
  • Sandy Bottom Nature Park facility, campsites, picnic shelters, and kayak/boat rentals available (Yurt rentals resume June 10)
  • Volleyball courts
  • War Memorial Stadium 
  • Woodlands Skate Park

Remaining closed:

  • American Theatre
  • Hampton Roads Convention Center


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