PARKLAWN RECREATION ASSOCIATION OPERATING RULES
1. HOURS OF OPERATION
a. Main Pool
Hours are posted on the www.parklawnpool.org web site, and at the pool. (Closures will also be posted to the calendar on the website, ex: Swim/Dive Meets)
b. Baby Pool
The baby pool is available for use when the main pool is open to the general membership. It is NOT available for use at other times (e.g. the baby pool is NOT available for use during morning swim team practice). LIFEGUARDS ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR THE BABY POOL.
c. Basketball Courts, Playground, and Picnic Area
Open during daylight hours to PRA members only. Any person abusing PRA property shall be held responsible. Basketball courts and Playgrounds are closed during swim meets.
2. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing and enforcing rules for the Association’s facilities. The Association is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property, including vehicles, nor for personal injury occurring in violation of these rules. The Pool Manager is responsible for enforcing the rules as directed by the Board and is responsible for injuries caused by his/her negligence. The Association is responsible for injuries caused by the negligence of the Board of Directors.
3. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MEMBERS
Each member is responsible for the actions of all persons using the Association’s facilities under his/her membership.
a. Members are responsible for ensuring that they and their guests are familiar with these rules and conduct themselves safely in accordance with these rules. Members and guest should exercise care and good common sense in the use of these facilities.
b. Members should maintain high standards of cleanliness. In this regard, swimmers must shower before entering the pool and must wear family appropriate swimming attire (NO CUT-OFFS). Infants/children in diapers must wear swim diapers (NO STANDARD DISPOSABLE DIAPERS) any time they are in either of the pools.
c. Members are responsible for leaving the pool deck and furniture clean upon their departure. Tables shall be left clean, and no trash shall be left on the ground. Members are responsible for cleaning up after all minors in their party.
d. PRA members must reimburse the Association for any damage to its property or any other expense caused by violation of an operating or safety rule by a member or his/her guest.
e. PRA members are responsible for ensuring that minors under their sponsorship/ membership adhere to the rules and regulations of the Association.
f. All PRA members and guests are expected to sign in at the front desk upon entry to the Pool regardless of whether they are planning to swim.
g. Members are responsible for supervising their guests, especially children and teenagers. We expect guests to use good manners and comport themselves in a manner that is consistent with the family-friendly environment at Parklawn Pool.
A first aid station will be maintained at the swimming pool office. Injuries received anywhere within the Association property should be reported immediately to the Pool Manager on duty. For serious injuries, the Pool Manager on duty shall complete an accident form (as required by the Fairfax County regulations) as soon as practical.
Any PRA member with a suggestion should email their suggestion to: BOD@parklawnpool.org
The Pool Manager on duty has the authority to “bench” pool attendees for such behavior as running, not following lifeguard directions, foul language, or other safety-related rule violations. In addition, the Pool Manager on duty may eject and/or expel any person from the Pool and its vicinity if such exclusion is necessary for pool safety or to preserve the peace and dignity of the Pool’s atmosphere. In the event the person excluded is a minor, the following procedures will apply:
a. The first time a minor is excluded from the pool in a season, the Pool Manager on duty or a Board Member will call the parent or guardian to report the expulsion. The minor will be expelled for the remainder of the day;
b. The second time a minor is excluded from the pool in a season, the expulsion must last 48 hours, and the parent or guardian will be notified;
c. Any additional times a minor is expelled from the pool in a season, a parent or guardian must accompany the minor at the pool for a period of one week following the exclusion.
All guests must be accompanied by a member at all times. Members are responsible for ensuring that their guests know and follow the pool rules. There are three types of guests as follows:
a. Association Guests: a prospective new member given free access to the facilities, or someone given free access in return for some service to the Association.
b. Local Guests: Those who reside within a two mile radius of the Pool (ex: Barcroft Terrace, Heywood Glen, Lake Barcroft, Lincolnia Hills, Parklawn, or Pinecrest areas). Generally, local guests are limited to three visits per season. Exceptions may be granted, upon request, by the BOD in writing for visits of grandchildren of members. However it is anticipated that if anyone will be visiting the pool more than 10 times in a season that the member will name them on their membership form and hold the appropriate membership time to accommodate.
c. Out of Area Guests: Those who are invited for one day and who reside outside the local area as defined above.
2. POOL GUEST FEES
Guest fees will be charged for the use of the Association’s swimming facilities. Disciplinary action will be taken by the Board of Directors against anyone found abusing guest privileges.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GUEST PASSES ARE ELECTRONIC AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE THROUGH the online membership system (currently Member splash) or at THE FRONT DESK. ALL GUEST ADMISSION PASSES WILL BE PROCESSED AND MARKED AS USED AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE GATE.
Pool guests fees paid by check:
Local and Out of Area Guests
Adults and children age 3 or older: $5.00/day/guest
Children younger than age 3: Free
All guests, including spectators who do not expect to swim, will be charged a guest fee, except during swim/dive meets.
Special group rates. The Board may establish special group rates for special events on a case by case basis.
Sitters hired by active members of PRA are permitted to use the pool while they are performing their duties and while they remain fully responsible for close supervision of the charge(s). Sitters must be listed by name in the member’s Membership Splash account and have a picture uploaded into the system. Members conducting child care for non-member child(ren) must consult the Board of Directors in order to make appropriate arrangements on fees.