Recreation Policies

  1. PDRC
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  3. Bay
  4. General
  5. Fitness
  6. Aquatics
  7. Therapeutic Rec
  8. Senior

Paul Derda Recreation Center Food Policy

Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are welcome. Please do not plan on eating full meals at the recreation center unless you rent a room. Cake, ice cream, cupcakes, pizza and any other similar foods are only permitted with a room rental. Glass containers are not allowed in the facility.

Paul Derda Recreation Center Pool Rules


Safety Checks at PDRC


At 3 pm, we clear all pools at PDRC for a 20-minute safety check. We will perform safety checks on weekends, holidays, summer, and no-school days. Adults, 18 and older, are allowed to swim in the pool during this time. All slide features and the family hot tub will be closed and turned off during the safety check. 

General Pool Rules


No glass containers are allowed.
Do not climb on the rocks.
Do not hang on the play structures or any other structure.
Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool by a paying adult, and stay within arm's reach at all times. Children who cannot swim on their own, regardless of age; must be accompanied in the pool by a paying adult, and stay within arm's reach at all times.
Babies must wear tight fitting plastic pants or swim diapers. No disposable or cloth diapers are allowed.
Swimmers must take full body shower before entering the pool.
No food or drink on deck. (Must be eaten in designated areas)
Proper swimwear required. (shirts are allowed)
No throwing of hard objects allowed.
Flotation devices are allowed at Lifeguard’s discretion.
No diving!
No flips off the side.
No dunking.
Exercise caution on wet floors and pool decks. Please walk at all times in the facility and ask for assistance if necessary.
No snorkels, unless being used for lap swim in the lap lanes.
Playing in butterfly splashdown is not allowed.
Any activity considered dangerous by the Lifeguard is not allowed.

Spas:


You must be 18 years of age or older to enter the Adult Spa at the Derda Recreation Center.
Max of 14 adults in the adult spa and max of 18 people in the family spa.
Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult in the Family Spa at the Derda Recreation Center.
It is not recommended for children under 6 to enter the spa.
Elderly, persons with a serious illness, or pregnant women should consult a physician before entering the spa.
No food, drink, or tobacco products allowed in the spas.
Keep head above water.
Recommended time limit is 10 minutes.

Toy Rules:


Aquacise buoys, paddles and belts may not be used by open swimmers. (Adults exercising excepted)
Only PDRC innertubes are allowed in lazy river. No other toys are allowed.
No toys in the spas.
Kickboards may only be used if lap swimming and only in the lap lanes.
Mats and toys may only be used in the lap lane area during applicable times.
Do not stand or sit on the kickboards.
Do not stand on the mats.
Do not slap the noodles, kickboards or mats


Body Slide Rules


Attendant must be obeyed at all times.
User must be at least 48" tall.
Adult supervisor 18 or older will be allowed to take small child down slides.
No catching children at the bottom of the slides.
If under 48”, user may take a swim test – if they pass, they can get a wristband and go down the slides.
One slider at a time. No chains.
When waiting your turn to slide you must remain standing.
You must wait until the slider before you has exited the pool.
While riding the slide you must stay seated in the flume - no stopping.
Feet first entry only. You must ride slides on your back only.
Floatation devices are not allowed down the slides.
Upon exiting from the slide, move out of the splash down pool immediately.
No horseplay, running on stairs, landings or waterslides.
Put tubes away when done.
All other park rules apply. Any activity that is considered dangerous by the Lifeguard is prohibited.
Use at own risk.

Lazy River


Lifeguard must be obeyed at all times.
If user is under 48" tall or not a confident swimmer they must be accompanied by an adult, 18 or older, who is providing direct supervision.
Only clear blue or clear green innertubes allowed in river.
Stacking tubes is not allowed.
No climbing on the rocks.
No hard toys, floaties, or kickboards.
No stopping at any time or swimming against the current unless during designated times.
Put tubes away when done.
All other rules apply. Any activity that is considered dangerous by the Lifeguard is prohibited.

Innertube Slide Rules


User must be at least 48" tall.
If under 48”, user may take a swim test – if they pass, they can get a wristband and go down the slides.
Only one person at a time on the single tubes – no children allowed on adult laps!
Only two people at a time on the double tubes – children in front – parent in back.
No watches
Wait until the guards at the bottom of the slide give you the signal before you send the next tube down Stay seated at all times down the slide
Child must be big enough to be able to place their feet up on the front of the tube. Adults must be over 18. Adults may hold child under their arms.
The tube and people in tube must face forward.
Put tubes away when done
Children are not allowed to ride down the tubes on parents laps.