ERC Guidelines

ERC Guidelines – All changes or updates to Elgin Recreation Center Guidelines for 2020 are bolded. Changes to policy posted 12/17/19 and will go in to effect 01/01/2020.


MEMBERSHIP FEES & GUIDELINES

  • The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to adjust membership fees as necessary
  • Fees may be paid daily, monthly or yearly
  • Memberships can be purchased at the Check-In counter and are available to Elgin residents and non-residents
  • All members must sign an Activity Waiver
  • A government issued ID must be presented at time of purchase of membership
  • All patrons must adhere to ERC rules. Please contact ERC staff for more information on facility rules, policies, and procedures
  • ERC staff has the right to remove anyone from the premises
  • All membership policies will be reviewed annually
  • Youth under the age of 18 must have their memberships signed by an adult aged 18 & older
  • All youth 12 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older to enter the Recreation Center
  • All members must check in upon entering the Elgin Recreation Center using their provided barcode. New barcodes may be purchased as necessary
  • Fees do not include externally contracted classes, leagues, tournaments, special events or concessions
  • Memberships are defined as follows:
    • Family Membership – Up to four (4) adults or children living at the same address. Each additional child added to the membership will be an added fee. All members of the family must show proof of residing at the same address. 
    • Couple Membership – Two (2) people living at the same address. Both members of the couple must show proof of residing at the same address. 
    • Youth Membership – Anyone 17 years of age or younger, with parents/guardian signature.
    • Senior Membership – Anyone 65 years of age or older.
  • Members may only register their children for programs that are specifically noted as being for children based on age requirements
  • Membership includes access to the Elgin Recreation Center, Morris Memorial Pool, and the ability to register for programs and services listed for members
  • Members will receive a 10% discount on all facilities managed by the Elgin Parks and Recreation Department
  • Only trained and professional service animals are permitted in the building. No other animals are allowed in the Elgin Recreation Center.
  • The following behavior is prohibited:
  • Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon
  • Use of cellphones in the shower and locker rooms
  • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property
  • No racist, sexist or offensive language will be permitted on the premises
  • Any attack on a patron’s race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age or disability will result in the termination of your membership

By purchasing a membership/day pass to the Elgin Rec Center, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the facility rules. A complete list of facility rules and the discipline policy can be found in the lobby area or online.


PLEASE NOTE:

The Elgin Recreation Center is first and foremost an emergency shelter. Emergency shelter duties may cause partial or complete closure of the Recreation Center as a response to emergencies.

To meet the needs of city functions some operating hours and program times are subject to change. These changes will be posted at the front desk of the Recreation Center and online at the Elgin Recreation Department Facebook @ElginTXParks).

Class schedules are subject to change based on trainer and Recreation Center availability. Changes will be posted at the front desk of the Recreation Center and online at the Elgin Recreation Department Facebook @ElginTXParks).


MAIN GYM GUIDELINES

  • No backpacks, duffels or other large bags are permitted in the gym at any time. All bags must be locked in the lockers provided in the Elgin Recreation Center bathrooms. 
  • Youth 12 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years old or older
  • No food or open drinks in the Gym; only water only in a plastic container with a secured lid or squirt spout is allowed
  • Must wear proper attire and footwear; example, no heels or cowboy boots on the gym floor
  • Every person entering the gym must have purchased a membership or day pass
  • You must use headphones to listen to music, no music is permitted to be projected
  • Do not throw basketballs at emergency doors or windows
  • Zero Tolerance for:
    • Inappropriate/offensive language
    • Fighting or threats of violence
    • Physical abuse or hostility
    • Destruction of city property
  • The following are NOT permitted:
    • Hanging from the rims or nets
    • Throwing balls at the windows or other patrons
    • Chewing gum
  • All basketballs must be turned in to the front desk by:
    • Monday – 6:00PM
    • Tuesday – 7:45PM
    • Wednesday – 6:00PM
    • Thursday – 7:45PM
    • Friday – 7:45PM
    • Saturday – 5:45PM
    • Sunday – 6:45PM


WEIGHT ROOM GUIDELINES

  • Only individuals aged 15 years or older are allowed to enter by themselves
  • Individuals aged 13 - 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Individuals 12 years and younger are not allowed to enter
  • You must clean equipment after every use; disinfectant wipes available in weight room
  • No food or open drinks in the Studio; only water only in a plastic container with a secured lid or squirt spout is allowed
  • Free weights and dumbbells may not be dropped on the floor
  • Re-rack weights after every use
  • Use weight collars/clips with bars and weight plates
  • Allow other members to "work in" and share equipment with you
  • You must use headphones to listen to music, no music is permitted to be projected
  • No gum allowed in the Weight Room


STUDIO GUIDELINES

Please note that the rules for fitness classes have been broken apart from the rules for the Studio Room

  • No basketballs or volleyballs allowed in the Studio Room
  • Youth 12 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years old or older
  • No food or open drinks in the Studio; only water only in a plastic container with a secured lid or squirt spout is allowed
  • No gum allowed in the Studio Room


FITNESS CLASS GUIDELINES

  • If a class is crowded, participants cannot reserve space or equipment for anyone not present
  • Patrons must be at least 15 years of age to participate in fitness classes unless otherwise stated or at the instructors discretion
  • Participants who enter a class after the warm up has concluded may be asked to leave at the discretion of the instructor
  • For the comfort and safety of participants, a towel and water bottle are recommended for fitness classes
  • No cell phones are to be used inside the Studio during class instruction
  • The instructor reserves the right to ask a participant to leave for refusal to follow these policies
  • Put away all equipment after use


LEAGUE GUIDELINES - Please see specific leagues for specific rules and guidelines. 

To ensure the Elgin Recreation Center stays a safe, family friendly environment for all patrons the following list of rules will be strictly enforced:

  • Zero Tolerance Policy for violence or abusive language; you will be ejected from the league forfeiting all fees and banned from the premises if appropriate
  • Any team which consistently exhibits poor sportsmanship will be eliminated from the league with forfeiture of all fees
  • Abusive language or harassment of any Recreation Center member of staff or referees is strictly forbidden; you will be ejected from the league forfeiting all fees
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs are not allowed on the premises – any evidence of the use of drugs or alcohol prior to the game will result in the police being called
  • No food or open containers are permitted in the gym at any time
  • All Elgin Recreation Center Guidelines must be followed at all time while on the premises

The Elgin Recreation Center staff reserves the right to remove anyone from the premises at their discretion. Upon registration, all players must sign that they agree to follow the Code of Conduct. 

 

LOCKER POLICY

All personal effects should be locked away in the locker room and secured by a personal lock while utilizing the Elgin Recreation Center. The Elgin Recreation Center is nor responsible for any property left at the facility. Any property left overnight at the Elgin Recreation Center will be taken to lost and found or disposed of. 

 

LOST AND FOUND          

The Elgin Recreation Center is not responsible for lost or stolen property. We do keep lost and found items whenever possible, however after 7 days they will be disposed of. Please check with a staff member if you are missing any property. 

 

ACCIDENTS

Contact a member of staff immediately if there is an accident, injury or unusual incident. We are here to assist you. Please be advised that you are participating in all activities at your own risk and are fully responsible for yourself, your children and guests.