Indoor Track Rules
1. Fitness equipment is ONLY available for use by individuals with standard memberships. Individuals who have only gym/track cards are NOT entitled to use of fitness equipment on track, in weight room, or in cardio fitness room. People who violate this may lose all Rec Center privileges.
2. Slow runners and all walkers, please use outside lanes
3. All runners and walkers must move in the same direction. Move in the direction that arrow on sign indicates for that day. Direction will alternate daily.
4. It is recommended that proper attire is work-comfortable exercise clothing. NO STREET SHOES ON TRACK.
5. It is recommended that you take the time to stretch before you run and recover before you leave.
6. Please keep noise level down, especially when classes are in session.
7. Children under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult. NO CHILDREN UNDER 8 YEARS OF AGE ARE PERMITTED ON TRACK.
8. NO SHOOTING BASKETS FROM THE TRACK!
1. Proper attire must be worn: gym shoes, shorts, t-shirts, sweat clothes, etc. No street shoes or street clothes. ONLY NON-SCUFF SHOES
2. Fighting, profanity, immoral or unsportsmanlike conduct or disrespect will not be permitted. See Code of Conduct
3. Fitness equipment is ONLY available for use by individuals with standard memberships. Individuals who have only gym/track cards are NOT entitled to use of fitness equipment on track, in weight room, or in cardio fitness room. People who violate this may lose all Rec Center privileges.
4. Participants are held responsible for destruction of equipment through misuse
5. Do not pull on nets
6. Balls should not be thrown or kicked above backboards or shot from track. Do not kick basketballs, volleyballs, or footballs.
7. Be considerate of others-do not disrupt classes or programs in session
8. See basketball game rules poster in center of gym for game rules
9. No Spitting on floors, walls, etc of facility. Restrooms and garbage cans are nearby.
10. No food, drinks, or chewing gum permitted in gymnasium
Code Of Conduct
LEVEL 1: MOST SERIOUS VIOLATION
- Possession or use of a firearm, knife or other dangerous object.
- Possession, use, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Physical abuse of others.
- Vandalism or damaging or defacing any property such as building, equipment, furniture or other articles belonging to the city or other people.
- Stealing of Recreation Department property or other guest/member/staff/patron’s property while on Recreation Department premises.
- Repeated occurrences of Other Violation (below) indicating a pattern of unacceptable behavior.
- And other violations of law or deemed to be serious enough for consideration as a Serious Violation.
LEVEL 2: OTHER VIOLATIONS
- Threatening or intimidating actions towards others; disrespect, rudeness or “talking back” to someone in authority.
- Sexual harassment through comments, words, or gestures.
- Use of racial or ethnic slurs.
- Use of inappropriate language or cursing.
- Possession or use of tobacco by an individual under the age of 18 years.
- No person shall willfully interfere with, disrupt or prevent the orderly conduct of any supervised recreation program being conducted by the Rossford Recreation Department, school activity, or other recreation department approved/sanctioned events in any building or playground, located in or on any public property within the city.
The following disciplinary rules apply depending on the violation:
An individual who commits a MOST SERIOUS VIOLATION (Level 1) may, at the discretion of the Director of Recreation and/or the Board of Directors, be banned permanently or suspended for an extended period of time from the Rossford Community Recreation Center, Rossford City Parks and tot lots, and all activities sponsored by the Rossford Recreation Department. NOTE: Any individual receiving this penalty shall forfeit any membership fees, program fees, or guest fees that they paid prior to the violation.
An individual who commits an OTHER VIOLATION (Level 2) may, at the discretion of the Director of Recreation, be suspended from the Rossford Community Recreation Center, Rossford City Parks and tot lots, and all activities sponsored by the Rossford Recreation Department for a period of time up to the number of days specified below:
FIRST OFFENSE: One Month
SECOND OFFENSE: Six Months
THIRD OFFENSE: One Year or permanent based on determination of Director & Board
NOTE: Any individual receiving this penalty shall forfeit any membership fees, program fees, or guest fees that they paid prior to the violation.
If evidence is presented to the Director of Recreation by a suspended individual that counseling and/or treatment, appropriate to the violation committed, has been instituted or completed, the length of the suspension may be reduced at the discretion of the Director of Recreation and the Parks & Recreation Committee.
Dress and Appearance
The following attire is prohibited while visiting or attending programs, classes or special events at the Recreation Center or on Recreation grounds.
Clothing adorned with sexually suggestive slogans, profanity, lewd pictures or that which is offensive to a religion, race or national origin or clothing that is identifiable with any gang or group/cult.
Definition of Terms
A GRIEVANCE is defined as a disagreement between a patron and employee or management as to the interpretation or application of official Department policies
A three-level escalation process has been defined for settling grievances. The steps are outlined below. The following general rules also apply.
Step 1: Director of Recreation
- The individual may pursue the matter by presenting the grievance to the Director of Recreation. The grievance must be in writing.
- The Director, after review and investigation of all matters of fact relative to the grievance, shall issue his decision on the grievance form, within five (5) working days following the conclusion of the investigation.
- If the grievance is directed toward the Director, the grievant shall proceed directly to Step 2.
Step 2: Rossford Parks & Recreation Committee
- Where the grievant is not satisfied with the response received from Step 1, the individual may pursue the matter by presenting the original copy of the grievance and the Director’s response to the Rossford Parks & Recreation Committee at their next scheduled meeting
- The Rossford Parks & Recreation Committee, at its option, may hear the matter at an earlier special meeting occurring before their next regular meeting.
- The Rossford Parks & Recreation Committee, after review and investigation of all matters of fact relative to the grievance, shall issue their decision on the grievance by resolution following the hearing.
Step 3: City Manager
- Where the grievant is not satisfied with the Step 3 response, the aggrieved patron may submit the original grievance to the City Administrator.
- The City Administrator will review the grievance and all responses within ten (10) working days following the day he received the grievance.
- If the City Administrator determines that responses were adequate and proper, he will so inform the grievant of his/her decision by letter.