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Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority

Community Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations

Park Forest Community Pool & Wm. L. Welch Community Pool
Updated for 2017


All patrons enter and use the facilities at their own risk. 


The Authority is not responsible for any valuables or personal property brought into the facilities.


• For safety, all youth age 10 & under must be accompanied by a responsible adult (age 16 & over).
• All toddlers 3 and under must (1) wear a swim diaper and (2) be accompanied by an in-water chaperone.
• Parents / Guardians are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children


• The Park Forest Tot Pool is open to ages 5 and under (and only with direct parent/guardian supervision).
• The Spraygrounds are open to all ages during General Swim times (when activated).


• Patrons age 6 and over must use their gender-appropriate changing room.
• The Family Changing Rooms may only be used with a parent/guardian present; adults may request access at the Entrance Counter.


No running or horseplay.


Chewing gum, glass containers, alcohol and tobacco products (including electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers or electronic nicotine delivery systems) are prohibited.


To protect the safety, security and privacy of patrons:
• Security cameras monitor and record the entrance counter and the outdoor pool areas at all times.
• The use or possession of a cellular telephone or any other photographic or recording device in the bathhouse is strictly prohibited.


Patrons who disregard the conduct rules, public health policies, or any staff directives may be suspended from using the pools by the Pool Manager, Aquatics Supervisor, or the CRPR Director.


Floating devices, pool toys and swim aides are permitted only with the authorization of the Pool Manager.


Water Slide Requirements: Staff Monitors are provided at the slide entrances and exits, and water slide requirements are posted at the slide entrance area.


Climbing Wall Rules New (at Welch Pool)Rules   Rules



In the Interest of Public Health & Safety:
• All children age 3 and under AND any swimmer not toilet-trained must wear a Swim Diaper in the pools and sprayground.
• Appropriate swimwear is required; street clothing is prohibited.
• A cleansing shower is strongly recommended prior to swimming.
• Admission to the pool may be refused to any person having an open wound or any communicable disease.
• The pools and decks will be cleared for 30 minutes following the sound of thunder or sight of lightning.
• The facilities will follow the guidelines of the U.S. Center for Disease Control with regard to fecal incidents, which may require clearing or closing the pool for disinfection.
• For all Main Pool closings lasting longer than 30 minutes, daily admission patrons will be provided with a next-visit discount coupon.


The CRPR Authority is a publicly-funded, municipal agency serving 5 municipalities since 1966. The Authority also maintains 501c3 status.
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