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2018 Pool Rules and Regulations
Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Pool facility. After 6 p.m., children 13 must be accompanied by an adult. To attend movie nights, an adult must accompany children under 13.
Pool attendants, Lifeguards, Supervisors and Managers are required to enforce all regulations. Please cooperate with them.
The Village of Garden City is not responsible for articles lost at the Pool. Do not bring valuables such as jewelry, wallets, or other items of value to the Pool.
People having skin lesions, inflamed eyes, mouth nose, or ear discharges, or wearing any type of bandage shall not be permitted to use the Pool
As per Board of Health regulations, only people without shoes, dressed in appropriate bathing suits, Bermudas, or other accepted pool attire are permitted on the lower decks around the pools. Inappropriate bathing attire is prohibited, ex. thong bikini suits.
Only people with proper bathing attire will be allowed in the water. Gym shorts, cutoffs, etc., are not permitted. Bathers wishing to wear t-shirts into the water may do so, providing the shirt is ALL WHITE.
All swimmers shall take a soap and water shower before entering the Pool. This is a Nassau County Ordinance.
There is no diving permitted in any of the pools.
Use of the water slide is restricted to individuals 42 inches or taller. Only one person at a time will be permitted on the water slides. Once on the slides, all individuals must enter the water feet first, with their backs facing the slide. No head first sliding is permitted. USE OF SLIDES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The chaise lounges, tables, and chairs adjacent to Pool 2 are for use by adults 18 years of age and older.
The use of Pool 2 is restricted to adults 18 years of age and older, with the exception of the 7-foot end, which is restricted to ages 16 and older for lap swimming or for sanctioned swim lessons.
No person may conduct any aquatic activity classes during pool hours or at any other time without written consent from the Recreation Department
UNOCCUPIED LOUNGES, CHAIRS, AND TABLES MAY NOT BE RESERVED BY LEAVING CLOTHES OR TOWELS ON THEM. ONE MEMBER MAY NOT RESERVE LOUNGES, CHAIRS OR TABLES FOR ANOTHER MEMBER.
Due to insurance restrictions, use of personal umbrellas, shade attachments, chairs or lounge chairs is strictly prohibited at the Pool.
Use of swimming or diving gadgets such as masks, snorkels, or flippers are not permitted. Swim goggles are permitted. Eyeglasses worn in the pools must be secured with a safety strap. Use of any type of flotation devices or swimming aids are not permitted in any of the pools.
Ball playing, radio playing, running, pushing others into the pool, use of profane language, cell phones usage or any behavior causing annoyance or danger to others is prohibited and may result in suspension or revocation of membership. No toys are permitted in the pools.
The suggested ages for the "pre-school" playground are 2 to 5 years of age, while the ages for the "elementary school" playground are 5 to 12 years of age. The zero entry splash and play area is designed for children 6 years of age and under and the suggested ages for the "interactive" apparatus are 5 to 12 years of age. PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUPERVISION OF THEIR CHILDREN USING THESE FACILITIES.
To avoid damage to both turf and sprinkler heads, chairs and chaise lounges are not to be placed on any grass areas in the Pool complex.
Board of Health regulations require that deck areas be kept clear of obstructions and objects which could injure patrons in bare feet. Therefore, strollers, baby carriages, etc. are permitted only in the wading pool area, on the North side of Pool 1, on the West side of Pool 1 to the end of the shade structure, and on the upper level adjacent to the men’s and women’s rooms, picnic area and snack bar.
Changing of baby diapers is only permitted in designated changing areas, which are located in both the men’s and women’s changing areas and in the family bathroom located by the women's changing area and in the game room.
We all share a mutual concern that healthy pool water is maintained at all times. In order to help us maintain our excellent water quality, ALL CHILDREN WHO WEAR DIAPERS MUST WEAR “SWIMMIE” DIAPERS IN THE POOL. THERE ARE TO BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!
The Recreation Commission has designated the entire pool complex as a smoke free zone. Therefore, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Pool area. Smoking IS permitted in the parking lot and outside the Main Lobby.
Children 6 years of age and older must use gender appropriate bathrooms. Anyone under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
As per Board of Health regulations, use of food, drink, or gum is not permitted on the upper or lower decks around the Pool. Eating and drinking is permitted in the picnic area and refreshment areas only.
THE RECREATION COMMISSION HAS DESIGNATED THE ENTIRE POOL COMPLEX AS A SMOKE FREE ZONE. THEREFORE, SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE INSIDE THE POOL AREA. Smoking IS permitted in the parking lot and OUTSIDE the Main Lobby area.
Alcoholic beverages shall not be brought in to the Pool complex at any point. Beer and wine may be purchased at the Snack Bar and only consumed in the Snack Bar and Picnic Area during the designated times and days established by the Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks. Failure to comply with regulations may result in suspension or revocation of pool membership.
Season passes may be suspended or revoked at any time for failure to comply with all rules as specified by the administration of the Pool facilities.
These rules are designed for the safety, comfort and convenience of all our Members, and will be amended or supplemented during the season as may be necessary by the Pool Management.