Community Center apologizes for climbing wall confusion |

Community Center apologizes for climbing wall confusion

The Recreation Department continually strives to provide fun and safe recreation amenities to Glenwood residents and guests. We make every attempt to educate the public in regard to our policies and schedules through flyers, posters, booklets, our website, radio and Channel 12. The recreation booklet, which is printed three times per year, clearly outlines the hours for the climbing wall. It states that the wall is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for certified climbers. The booklet also states that in order to climb during these nonfacilitated times, patrons must have their own climbing gear. For those who are not certified climbers, we have staff here to educate new climbers and teach proper safety during posted scheduled times at no additional cost. It is simply not practical nor cost effective to have staff monitoring the wall for 14 hours per day, seven days a week.

Our in-line skating rink is also open for public skating on weekends during scheduled times. If the demand merits additional skate times, they will be added accordingly. Once again, due to liability reasons and cost effectiveness, it would not be prudent to have the rink open all day long.

We sincerely apologize for any confusion and inconvenience and will continue to strive in our education efforts to the public. Our wonderful climbing wall has seen over five thousand climbers in the first eight months of operation, and we have certified over 2,000 individuals. We have a variety of climbing classes, parties, clinics and competitions. We encourage everyone to take part.

The Community Center Staff

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