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Park Forest Community Swimming Pool
Wm. L. Welch Community Swimming Pool

2017 Picnic Pavilion / Funbrella Rentals

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Pool Pavilion Reservations for Summer 2017 can be accepted starting on January 3, 2017.
To make a reservation, please call (814) 231-3071 during office hours (8 AM-5 PM, M-F). 

The Park Forest Pool Picnic Pavilion and two Welch Pool Funbrellas may be reserved for use during regular pool hours at the standard pavilion rate of $50 for the first 3 hours plus $10 for each additional hour ($100 maximum).

All pavilion users (including non-swimmers) must pay the applicable admission fee or use their season pass. All standard pool rules and regulations apply to group members. The standard Park Pavilion Policies also apply to the pool pavilions with respect to reschedules, refunds and rain-outs. Proof of Liability Insurance coverage must be submitted prior to all non-family group events. Please note the Permit Revision Fee (details below).

PARK FOREST POOL: One pavilion is available for reservations = 16' x 34' under roof, with 8 picnic tables inside, capacity of 64 visitors.

WELCH POOL: Two 20' diameter ‘Funbrella’ umbrella-structures are available for reservations; each accommodates 6-7 picnic tables, each with a capacity of 48-54 visitors.

  • FUNBRELLA #1 (blue & white) is located between the two pools.
  • FUNBRELLA #2 (black & gold) is located west of the lap pool, closest to the bikepath and the parkway.

A number of 12' diameter funbrella-structures are available for Welch Pool patrons, but are not reservable in advance.

Pool Pavilion Accommodations:

  • Nearby electric is provided. Generators are prohibited.
  • A large charcoal grill is available. Personal grills are prohibited.
  • Showers, restrooms, changing areas and vending machines are available at the pool buildings.
  • A weekly schedule which lists paid reservations will be posted at the pavilions.
  • The pavilions are available during the regular pool schedule, 7 days / week.

2017 Rental Policies:

  • In line with the CRPR policy for other picnic pavilions, the pavilions (only) may be reserved for exclusive use by a group with the fees mentioned above.
  • In the interest of safety, pavilion reservation requests will be accepted pending the schedule of group admissions.
  • Daily admission, group admissions and season pass payments are not eligible for refunds, pro-rating or credits. Daily admission entrants are eligible for same-day re-admission if a hand stamp is obtained prior to exiting (does not apply to special events held outside normal operating hours). Rental group members may leave the pool complex and be readmitted the same day at no charge only if they obtain a hand-stamp from the cashier prior to exiting. If the main pool is closed in excess of 30 minutes, a $4 "Next 2016 Visit" discount coupon will be available to daily admission patrons only (does not apply to Group Rate Admissions).
  • For safety reasons, during General Swims all youth age 10 and under must be accompanied by a Responsible Adult (age 16 and over). 
  • If the pavilion is not reserved in advance by another group, the pavilion may be used at no charge.
  • Pavilion access is permitted only during the reserved times and within the pool hours specified above. Please be accurate on start / end times requested, allowing for any necessary setup and takedown times for the group. Further, a 1-hour Grace Period for lateness is permitted. After 1-hour, the pavilion will be available for use by others, even if they do not have a reservation.

Special Rentals: If a group wishes to exceed the pavilion capacity of 64 people, or extend the activity later than the standard times listed above, the entire pool facility is available for rental after 8:00 PM (on Fri., Sat., Sun. evenings only).

Rules and Regulations:

  • During a standard pavilion rental, the group size may not exceed 64 people.
  • All glass containers,alcoholic beverages, chewing gum and pets are prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the pool fence (including the pavilion area).
  • Showers, restrooms, changing areas and vending machines are available.
  • CRPR is not responsible for the loss of personal property brought into the pool facility. Coin-operated lockers are available.
  • Please help keep the pool clean. In line with public health considerations, only bathing suits are permitted in the pool (no shorts, cut-offs, etc.).

REVISIONS, CANCELLATIONS AND RAINOUTS 

PERMIT REVISIONS
Once a permit is issued by the agency, any revisions (involving the site, date, time) to that reservation will require the payment of a $20 Permit Revision Fee at the time the revision(s). An updated permit will then be issued.   Permit revisions cannot be accepted less than 7 calendar days prior to the reserved event. The Revision Fee is not eligible for refund, transfer or credit.
CANCELLATIONS 
• Any cancellation 7 or more calendar days prior to the reserved time are eligible for a refund, credit, or transfer to another date or site (in the same year), except for the deduction of a $20 Service Fee.
• Any cancellation less than 7 calendar days prior to the reserved time are not eligible for a refund, credit or transfer (except for rain-outs, as outlined below).
RAIN OUTS
Before the permit starting time:
• If pool or weather conditions will prohibit use of the pool facility, the Group Leader must notify the Pool Office by phone before the scheduled use. CRPR will attempt to reschedule your group event at no additional charges during the current season, pending current availability. Re-schedule information is available during weekday business hours from the CRPR office. No refund or credit can be provided.
After the permit starting time:
• If pool or weather conditions prohibited use of the pool facility starting less than two hours after the reservation began, CRPR will reschedule your group event at no additional charges during the current season, pending current availability. In this case, group agrees to leave the pool facility when and if the pool closes. No refund or credit can be provided. Re-schedule information is available during weekday business hours via the CRPR office.
• If pool or weather conditions prohibited use of the pool facility starting more than two hours after the reservation began, no rescheduling, refund, or credit will be available. In this case, the group may stay to utilize the "pavilion only" until the end of the permit time. When and if the pool closes to swimmers, for group safety a CRPR staff member will remain on-site while the pavilion is in use, but no use of the pool will be permitted. Reschedule information is available during weekday business hours from the CRPR office.
"Please, let none who follow regret that your group was here."
PARK FOREST SWIMMING POOL: (814) 238-4515 (in-season only)
WELCH POOL: (814) 237-3964 (in-season only)
or CRPR OFFICE: (814) 231-3071 (weekdays 8 AM- 5 PM).

Centre Region Parks & Recreation
2643 Gateway Drive #1
State College, PA 16801 (814) 231-3071

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