ERC Guidelines


  • The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to adjust membership fees as necessary
  • Fees may be paid 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
  • Fees do not include externally contracted classes, leagues, tournaments, special events or concessions
  • 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

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.


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.

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. 


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • Drinks must be in a sealed container
  • 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


  • 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
  • Participants who enter a class after the warm up has concluded may be asked to leave
  • 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