Adel Family Fun Center Owner Bryce Smith is ready to hear bowling balls hit the pins once again.


That will happen come June 2 as the Adel Family Fun Center is set to reopen following the proclamation signed on May 26 by Gov. Kim Reynolds.


The proclamation allows the reopening on June 1 of establishments including outdoor performance venues, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement parks, skating rinks, skate parks and outdoor playgrounds.


Smith said that the bowling center has been working over the last several weeks to develop a comprehensive plan for safely and effectively reopening on June 2.


This plan will not only follow the health and governmental guidelines but will also space out arcade games and encourage guests to make reservations as well as wash or sanitize their hands upon arriving at the center.


“We cannot thank our amazing community enough for the outpouring of support over the last nine weeks,” Smith said. “Our business has been in Adel serving the surrounding communities for over 60 years. Many life changing events have happened over the last 60 years and this will go down in the books as yet another. There’s a reason this small business is full of life today and that is because of the amazing people who believe in us and patronize our center.”


Warrior Lanes located in Waukee is also looking forward to reopening on June 1 and seeing their bowling families once again. Co-Owner Kristy Morse said that beyond the extensive sanitizing and deep cleaning, the bowling center has also been working on painting projects, rearranging the arcade, updating signage and more.


She also said that the pandemic has been hard on everyone in a unique way. Bowling centers in particular thrive on groups coming together to relax and celebrate, something Morse said we all need to work together to find a safe and comfortable way to make happen again.


“We’ve missed everyone so much,” Morse said. “Local businesses are one important key to keeping our community grounded and personal. Waukee and our surrounding community’s residents have shown their support in numerous ways: purchasing online gift cards, ordering takeout food, postponing events instead of cancelling them, phone calls, emails, the list goes on. We are so grateful to be considered a vital part of this community.”