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story.lead_photo.caption Rex Wayne Anderson launches into the air to do an indy grab in November 2018 in the Third Street skate park in downtown Texarkana, Texas. The park reopens today. (Staff file photo by Hunt Mercier)

TEXARKANA — Both Texarkanas' Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday released a schedule of facilities re-openings, including both cities' playgrounds beginning Friday.

On Friday, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts and the Texas-side skate park on West Third Street will reopen to the public, according to a news release.

On Tuesday, the Southwest Center at 3222 West Seventh St. will reopen with hours of operation 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Southwest Center meetings rooms, all classes and the gym will be limited to 10 people per session. To ensure availability, Parks and Rec asks residents to call 903-798-3978 to register for classes and court times. Face coverings are recommended for all visitors entering the Southwest Center.

On June 1, Texas-side youth sports may begin holding practices at city ballfields with limited space available, without spectators other than one parent or guardian per participant. The city will begin taking reservations for available fields on Tuesday at 903-824-6991.

Arkansas-side no-contact youth sports may resume practice and competition June 1, with social distancing practiced and disinfection required for shared equipment.

On June 15, Texas-side youth sports may begin holding games or similar competitions, with or without spectators. Spectators should maintain at least 6 feet social distancing from individuals not within the spectator's group.

The Rotary Splash Pad and the Collins Senior Center on the Texas side, as well as all parks restrooms and pavilions, will remain closed until further notice.

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