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Recreation Policies

Discrimination Statement
The City and County of Broomfield does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability in the provision of services. Anyone needing reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a city program, service, or activity, is asked to call 303.460.6900 or 303.464.5500 as far in advance of the scheduled event as possible. We would appreciate at least three weeks’ notice.

Recreation Center Code of Conduct

  1. No smoking, or use of drugs or alcohol is allowed in the Facilities. The Facilities are smoke, tobacco, alcohol and drug free areas.
  2. Food and beverage consumption in the Facilities is limited to lobby and lounge areas only. Water bottles are permitted in all areas of the Facilities, except where prohibited by individual room policies.
  3. Profanity, verbal or physical fighting, roughhousing, and vandalism are strictly prohibited in the Facilities.
  4. No violations of criminal or civil laws are allowed in the Facilities.
  5. Use of the Facilities without proper payment of admission fees is strictly prohibited.
  6. Loitering, where it is determined by management to be in conflict with the enjoyment of the Facilities by other patrons, is prohibited.
  7. Patrons determined to be routinely inconsiderate of other patrons, staff, property and/or equipment will be suspended.
  8. Shirts and shoes are required in all areas of the Facilities except for locker rooms, pools and pool adjacent areas.
  9. Patrons 6 years of age or less must be accompanied by a paying adult (18 years of age or older). We recommend patrons age 8 or less, are accompanied by a parent, older sibling or other responsible party as designated by the parent.
  10. All users of the Facilities shall know and comply with all other policies in the Facilities available on the City’s website.
  11.  There is a zero tolerance policy for violations of this Code of Conduct.
Facilities  Code of Conduct pdf document

Private Use of Public Facilities
The City and County of Broomfield has a paramount concern for public safety. In order to ensure the safety of our patrons and to minimize risks and liability, only employees of the City and County of Broomfield are authorized to provide personal training, or any type of instruction on the premises of any facilities operated by the City and County of Broomfield.

Emergency Preparedness Notification
To ensure staff in our facilities are comfortable and effective when responding to an emergency situation, our facilities or areas of each facility May be cleared to practice and assess emergency processes and procedures. We apologize for any inconvenience this May cause and appreciate your understanding.

Fitness Policies
Fitness Safety & Rules 
Though the format of all fitness classes is structured for the safety of the participant, it is important that each individual know their own limits. It is your responsibility to know your own abilities and to exercise at your own pace. Participants should monitor their own heart rates through the Perceived Exertion Rate (you should be able to talk comfortably without being out of breath). If you have questions about how to measure your heart rate, please ask your instructor. 

Space is available on a first come, first served basis; reservations for Spinning® classes and youth cardio games may be made one day in advance. Numbers for our Yoga, Pilates Matwork, BODYPUMP®, BODYVIVE®, BODYSTEP®, and SilverSneakers® classes are given out at the front desk 90 minutes prior to the class start time. Numbers will be given out until five minutes after the class starts. All fitness classes are coed and open to anyone 16 years and older. Youth, 12–15 years, can participate with an adult 18 and older if the instructor feels the class is appropriate for the specific child. Children are not allowed in the fitness rooms for any reason while adult fitness classes are in session. This is too disruptive to participants as well as to the instructor and safety is our primary goal in our fitness studios. Child sitting is available during most fitness classes.

Aquatic Policies

Health and Safety Policies
  • Please help keep our SWIMMING–––L healthy, clean and safe. Notice we left the “POO” out of the word “POOL”. Please help us keep it that way! Please help us by following these guidelines:
  • Kids ages 3 years and younger MUST wear a swim diaper. (Swim diapers may be purchased at the front desk.)
  • Visit the bathroom before you get in the pool.
  • Take a full head and body shower before entering the pool.
  • Do not enter the pool if you show any signs of illness or diarrhea within the past two weeks.
  • Immediately report unidentified objects in the pool. We will clear or close the pool anytime a fecal accident is discovered.
  • No head first pool entries.
  • No prolonged underwater breath holding.
  • Lifeguards are the final authority on rules and regulations in the pool area.

Parent Supervision Policy
  • Parents are directly responsible for the safety of their children at all times!
  • Children ages 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.
  • Check-in with your children frequently to make them take rest breaks, hydrate, go to the bathroom, get out of the sun, and re-apply sunblock!
  • Please help us respect the privacy of our patrons. Children 6 years and older must use gender appropriate locker rooms or the family cabanas. Children 5 years and younger may accompany their parents through either locker room.

Bay Rules
General Pool Rules
The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to remove anyone who does not comply to the rules of The Bay.
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.
All swimmers must take a full head and body shower before entering the pool
Appropriate swim suits are required.  T-shirts may be worn, but cut-offs and frayed clothing are prohibited
Babies must wear tight fitting plastic pants or swim diapers -- no regular diapers allowed
Food and drink are restricted to the decks and grass areas only
Gum is not allowed
Masks, fins, and snorkels are not allowed
Small floatation devices may be used - large rafts or floatation devices are not allowed
Soft foam toys are allowed - hard plastic toys are not allowed
No running on decks
Exercise caution on wet floors and pool decks.  Please walk at all times in the facility and ask for assistance if necessary.
No diving
No horseplay
No climbing on rocks
Boom boxes or personal stereos will not be allowed - walkmans will be allowed
Any activity that is considered dangerous by the lifeguard is not allowed

Main Pool
Boom boxes, personal stereos are not allowed - walkmans are allowed
No sitting on each others shoulders, no chicken fights
No squirt guns
No diving
No climbing on the rocks
Keep kids who cannot swim out of deep water
No flips off the side of the pool
No twists or jumping in backwards off the side of the pool
No hard objects
No swinging or hanging from ropes
Don’t plug water fountains on aqua works
Don’t look up blue water works slide
No chairs past tiles
No catching from slides or pool deck
Only one child can ride down otter slides per adult

Body Slide Rules
Attendant must be obeyed at all times
User must be at least 46" 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 46”, 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
Upon exiting from the slide, move out of the splash down pool immediately
No horseplay, running on stairs, landings or waterslides
All other park rules apply
Any activity that is considered dangerous by the lifeguard is prohibited
No floatation devices or lifejackets allowed on body slide
Use at own risk

Tot Pool
Lifeguard must be obeyed at all times
User must be 46" or less and accompanied by an adult, 18 or older, who is providing direct supervision
No standing or walking on the slide
No hard toys or large floaties
No one may sit on the ledge by rocks or on ledge under waterfall
On the slide, users must stay seated or lying down
Exit splash area immediately
All other park rules apply
Any activity that is considered dangerous by the lifeguard is prohibited

Innertube Slide Rules
Only one person at a time on the Yellow tubes – no children allowed on adult laps!
Only two people at a time on the blue tubes – children in front – parent in back
Child must be big enough to be able to place their feet up on the front of the tube
Adults must be over 18Adults may hold onto child under arms.
The tube and people must face forward in the blue tubes
No watches
Lifeguard must be in water
Wait ten seconds after the last time you see the people to let the next tube down
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Paul Derda Recreation Center Pool Rules
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 46" 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 46”, 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.
User must be 46" or less and 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
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
Lifeguard must be in water 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.

Broomfield Community Center Pool Rules
General Pool Rules
Swimmers must take full body shower before entering the pool
No running on decks
No food or drink on deck (Must be eaten on sundeck)
No gum allowed
Do not hang on lane lines
Proper swimwear required (shirts are allowed)
No throwing of hard objects allowed
Flotation devises are allowed at Lifeguard’s discretion
No diving in water less than 9 ft deep
No flips off the side
Exercise caution on wet floors and pool decks.  Please walk at all times in the facility and ask for assistance if necessary.
No dunking
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.
Any activity considered dangerous by the Lifeguard is not allowed

Spa:
You  must be 14 to enter spa
If you are not 14,  you must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older IN THE SPA
Keep head above water
No swimming allowed –you must find a place to sit down
Recommended time is 10 minutes

Diving Board:
One person on the board at a time
Wait your turn in line (off the board, behind the ladder)Only one bounce on board allowed
Divers must go STRAIGHT off the END of the board
Wait until person in front of you has swam to the side before going off the board
No running or pushing
Do not hang on or climb any part of the board
Do not adjust the fulcrum unless during diving practice
If the diver cannot swim to the wall independently, they may not go off
Board is closed during water arthritis class
Swimmers must stay out of the diving well

Rope Swing:
You must swing out and drop – no swinging back to the wall
Do not swing around in a circle
You must enter feet first
Do not tie the rope in a knot
Do not climb the rope
You must swing from the deck - using kickboards or bleachers, and holding children up on the rope is not allowed.

Basketball Hoop:
Do not touch the net or rim – No dunking
You must shoot from inside the water
Basketball may no be available during classes

Toys:
Aquacise buoys, paddles and belts may not be used by open swimmers (Adults exercising excepted)No toys in the deep end
No toys in the spa
Do not stand or sit on the kickboards
Do not stand on the mats
Do not slap the noodles, kickboards or mats

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.

Age Policy
Broomfield Recreation Services recommends that children under the age of 8 be accompanied by a parent, older sibling or other responsible party as designated by the parent. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 years or older.

Private Use of Public Facilities
The City and County of Broomfield has a paramount concern for public safety. In order to ensure the safety of our patrons and to minimize risks and liability, only employees of the City and County of Broomfield are authorized to provide personal training, or any type of instruction on the premises of any facilities operated by the City and County of Broomfield.

Scanning Stations
When scanning your ID card to enter the facility, please wait for the next available clerk. To protect your identity and privacy, please have a photo ID ready if you wish to scan in without your Recreation ID card.

Photograph, Camera and Video Policies
We are always looking for photographs taken at Broomfield Recreation Services facilities or at other local scenic spots within Broomfield. If you have any pictures that could be used in our publications, contact Barb Ploeger at 303.460.6925. Be advised that the Broomfield Recreation Services Department uses brochures, flyers, and TV spots to advertise our programs and events. We reserve the right to use photographs, video recordings and/or images of anyone in any activity, program, park, special event or public place in present and/or future publications to promote City and County programs. Participants of any Broomfield Recreation Services program at any recreation facility, including the Broomfield Community Center and Paul Derda Recreation Center, may record and/or take photographs of program activities that are open for observation as long as it does not interfere with the instructor and participants, cause a safety concern, or infringe upon copyright laws. The individual(s) taping or taking photos of participants or programs must have an association with a registered participant or program. You may be asked, by a staff member, to show all photos taken within the facility and to delete the images if they infringe upon the privacy of the participants or staff, are determined to be inappropriate and/or unacceptable. Thank you for helping us protect our patrons’ privacy, health and safety. All other individuals wanting to take photos or tape events must have prior approval from recreation staff. We reserve the right to refuse anyone the privilege of taping or photographing events.

Cell Phone & Camera Phone Policy
Cell phone use is strictly prohibited in the locker rooms and restrooms. When using the cardio and weight room areas please refrain from answering phone calls or texting; if it is necessary please relocate to one of our lobby areas to complete your conversation. Use of cell phones in these areas is acceptable if it is being used in conjunction with your workout.
Camera cell phone usage is prohibited in the locker rooms and restrooms and must abide by the “Photograph, Camera and Video Policies” above. You may be asked by a staff member to show all photos taken within the facility and to delete the images if they infringe upon the privacy of the participants or staff, are determined to be inappropriate and/or unacceptable. Thank you for helping us to protect our patrons’ privacy, health and safety. Resident Recreation ID Card
The Resident Recreation ID card can be used to secure the discounted daily drop-in fee when visiting the Paul Derda Recreation Center, the Broomfield Community Center or the Bay. This card is valid for two years and can be used as an Equipment Card as well. You are required to verify residency to receive this card.