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Recreation & Aquatics Center

THE SMITHFIELD RECREATION AND AQUATICS CENTER IS A SMOKE-FREE FACILITY 

 

ADMITTANCE POLICIES

 

The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center (SRAC) intends to ensure access to recreational and aquatics programs and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnic origin or ability. 

  • Children of SRAC members 11 years of age and under must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian at all times while utilizing the SRAC.
  • All members must present their membership key tags for daily admittance into the SRAC. Have you lost your scan tag? Replacement tags are $5.00
  • SRAC is a fee entry facility. All non-members/guests may enter the SRAC by paying the daily admission fee or by purchasing a punch card. ID is required.
  • All recreation and program participants, spectators of Smithfield Parks & Recreation (SPRD) sponsored athletic leagues, support staff or facility renters along with invited guests may enter the SRAC facility free of charge. However, these individuals are restricted to the area of the facility associated with their attendance.

 

LOCKERS

All lockers are available for daily use. Members and guests must provide their own lock. Locks and items in lockers must be removed by closing. If locks remain at close, they will be removed and all items in locker will be removed.

 

CODES OF CONDUCT

Profanity, abuse of equipment, unsportsmanlike conduct or failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the SRAC or Parks and Recreation may result in suspension from the facility or grounds.

 

ATTIRE

Proper athletic attire and closed toed shoes must be worn in the fitness area. Wet bathing suits, sandals, flip flops, loose clothing, work boots, etc. are not allowed in the fitness room. BATHING SUITS ARE REQUIRED IN THE POOL. Shirts and shoes are required in the facility outside he pool area.

 

FITNESS ROOM

  • Must be 12 or older to enter the fitness room. Children 12-14yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No open toed shoes allowed in the fitness room.
  • It is expected that all fitness room users clean up after themselves. Please put weights back in their proper storage space. Wipe down equipment after you have used it, place trash and recyclables in the proper receptacles. Do not forget your personal belongings!
  • You are exercising at your own risk.
  • Please be courteous of other people. Allow access to weight machines and limit cardio use to 30 minutes if people are waiting.

 

POOL and SPLASH PARK

  • Children 48 inches and shorter must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older) while in the main pool. (Effective 5/1/14)
  • Children 3 and under must be within arms reach by an adult while in the splash park.
  • ALL children must be supervised by an adult.
  • Appropriate swimwear (bathing suit) is required in both pool and splash park. No street clothes allowed. Babies must wear a swim diaper when in the water. If your child has an accident, please report it to pool staff immediately.
  • All swimmers who wear approved lifesaving devices must have adult in the main pool. (Effective 5/1/14) '

 

MISC. EQUIPMENT 

  • The SRAC provides access to basketballs and racquetball equipment for use. Basketballs and Racquetball equipment  are numbered and are checked out by computer at the front desk. If the correctly numbered basketball or racquetball equipment are not turned back in, the borrower will be charged a replacement fee of $50.00

 

PLAYROOM  

  • SRAC provides a FREE playroom service up to 1.5 hours per day for children 6 months to 11 years of age for its members so they may utilize the facility. Members may use the playroom facilities during operating hours which are defined as:

Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm & 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

*Paying guests wanting to utilize the playroom must pay $5/child and must present receipt to playroom staff

 

RESIDENT/NON-RESIDENT POLICY

Smithfield Residents are defined as residing within the Incorporated City limits of the Town of Smithfield. We reserve the right to require proof of residency.

 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF FEES

Registration for membership, services and programs may be made in person at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. Payments must be presented at time of registration. The SRAC accepts cash, checks, MasterCard and Visa. If you have extenuating circumstances which may affect your ability to pay for membership, programs and services, please see the SRAC Director or the Recreation Center Supervisor about our scholarship opportunities.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarships and fee reductions are available for those who meet established income criteria and reside within the incorporated city limits of the Town of Smithfield. Please contact the SRAC Director, Dale Ham, about our scholarship opportunities.

 

WEATHER POLICY

The Town of Smithfield, SPRD and SRAC reserves the right to cancel or delay programs and services due to inclement weather. Area radio and TV stations will be contacted and SRAC’s website and Facebook will be updated.

 

PHOTO POLICY

SPRD and SRAC reserve the right to photograph program participants for publicity purposes.

 

LOST AND FOUND

The Town of Smithfield and SRAC are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Each member/guest takes full responsibility of securing items either in or around SRAC facilities.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

Individuals with special needs are encouraged to utilize programs and services. Please let us know of any assistance you may need in advance of participation. Contact the Recreation Center Supervisor at (919) 934-1408.

 

GYMNASIUM (Basketball Courts)

Smithfield-Selma High School has priority of the Gymnasium during normal school operating hours of 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Open gym times are anytime outside of those times.

*Open gym times may be interrupted occasionally due to recreation leagues or special events.

 

REFUNDS

In the event the Town of Smithfield, SPRD or SRAC cancels or adjusts a program as to time, date, or place, a credit will be issued for future use, or you may request a refund in writing. Requests for refunds on programs and services must be submitted to the Recreation Center Supervisor at a minimum of 5 days prior to program/service beginning unless otherwise stated. If requests are submitted after 5 days prior to programs/service beginning, the Recreation Center Supervisor at sole discretion may issue a credit or registration transfer for future programs and services. A $10.00 administrative fee is retained for all participant/renter cancellations. Refunds take approximately 2 weeks to process.

 

RETURNED CHECK POLICY

A service charge of $35.00 will be applied for each check or returned EFT transaction for insufficient funds or closed accounts. Payment for returned checks or EFT payments will be accepted in cash only. Members and/or guests utilizing the SRAC with outstanding balances due to returned check or EFT transactions will be prohibited from renting facilities and participating or registering for SPRD and SRAC programs and services. 

The Town of Smithfield, Smithfield Parks & Recreation and Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center make every effort to ensure the accuracy of information contained within this brochure at time of publication. However, the Town of Smithfield, Smithfield Parks & Recreation and Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center reserves the right to change, without notice, any fees, program dates and policies contained within this brochure after publication.