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Haish Gym Reopens After COVID-19 Closure

Tue July 13, 2021

DeKalb, IL- The DeKalb Park District is excited to announce that Haish Gym, located at 303 South 9th Street, is reopening its doors to the public on Wednesday, July 14. The facility has been closed, except for select programs and events, since March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Home to two gymnasiums and a fitness center, Haish Gym will be open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Fridays, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Saturdays, 8:00 am-noon. The Fitness Center will be open during facility hours, with specific times set aside for open gym playtime.

“Haish Gym has such a rich history here in DeKalb, it’s been sad to see the facility mostly unused this past year and a half,” commented Recreation Supervisor, Andrea Juricic. “It feels good to open everything back up again! We can’t wait to see people enjoy playing basketball at open gym or meeting their wellness goals through the Fitness Center.”

General Open Gym (All Ages) will be available Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm; Youth Only Open Gym (Ages 4-17) will be offered Mondays and Wednesday, 4:00-7:00 pm and on Saturdays, 10:00 am-noon. An Adults-Only Open Gym (Ages 18+) will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm and on Saturdays, 8:00 -10:00 am. Children 10 and younger must always be supervised by an adult.

The Haish Fitness Center includes a variety of exercise equipment to help you stay in shape and is available for ages 14+. Equipment includes treadmills, cycles, two elliptical trainers, a stair climber, resistance equipment, a multi-station gym, and more. Fitness Center equipment was recently serviced to ensure public safety during use.  

Visitors can enjoy unlimited access to facility amenities with memberships for both residents and non-residents, or drop-in to enjoy facility amenities for a daily fee of $5 for Residents and $6 for Non-Residents. Annual membership options include the following:

Combo Passes (includes access to Haish Fitness Center, Open Gym, and Indoor Open Walking at the Sports and Recreation Center, located at 1765 S. 4th Street) Adults (Ages 18+)- $100 Residents/ $125 Non-Residents; Youth (Ages 14-17)-$70 Residents/$88 Non-Residents; or Active Adult (Ages 55+)- Residents $45/Non-Residents $56.

Adult Open Gym Passes (Ages 18+) Residents $60/Non-Residents $75; Youth Open Gym Passes (Ages 4-17) Residents $40/Non-Residents $50; and children (Ages 3 and Younger) are free. Open Gym Passes include unlimited play during scheduled times.

To qualify for resident rates, you must live in the DeKalb Park District and provide a valid Illinois Driver's License or Illinois Resident ID Card as proof. You may also show a utility bill or lease in your name at an address in the DeKalb Park District with a picture ID to receive resident rates. The Haish Fitness and Gym Membership program is also included in the District Scholarship Assistance Program for individuals who qualify.

The two basketball courts at Haish Gym are also available for rent. All courts are rented by the hour, which includes the use of the bleachers and scoreboard. Although the scoreboard is included, the renter must provide an operator. Each court is $50 per hour. Contact Recreation Supervisor, Andrea Juricic at ajuricic@dekalbparkdistrict.com or (815) 758-8560 ext. 7270 if you are interested in renting.

If you are interested in touring Haish Gym, securing a membership, or learning more about the facility, visit dekalbparkdistrict.com/haish-gym or call (815)756-8560. Memberships may also be purchased at the Hopkins Community Center, located at 1403 Sycamore Road, or the Sports and Recreation Center, located at 1765 S. 4th Street.