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RCSC Board Policy Resolution No. 10

RCSC Rules and Regulations (PDF)  –  BP 10 Index (PDF)

WHEREAS Article V, Section 6.3 of the Corporate Bylaws empowers the Board of Directors (“Board” or “Directors”) of the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. (“RCSC” or “Corporation”) to adopt Policies (“BP” or “Policies”)  not in conflict with the Restated Articles of Incorporation (“Articles”) or the Corporate Bylaws (“Bylaws”).

WHEREAS the Articles and Bylaws shall take precedence over Board Policies and the definitions in the Bylaws shall apply. The following Board Policy shall provide instruction, direction and guidelines regarding RCSC Rules & Regulations and shall remain in effect until such time it is amended or removed by the Board.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Corporation shall adhere to the following policies regarding RCSC Rules and Regulations:

The following constitutes RCSC Rules & Regulations for use of RCSC Facilities by Member and Privilege Cardholders (hereinafter referred to as “Cardholder(s)”) and their guests. Cardholders who fail to comply may temporarily or permanently have their Cardholder Privileges suspended. Anyone can report a person or persons failing to comply with RCSC Rules and Regulations by completing an Incident Report Form, obtained from any Facility Attendant, on the website (www.suncityaz.org) or at the Corporate Office.

Code of Conduct

  1. Cardholders and guests must not jeopardize or interfere with the rights and privileges of others. Any Cardholder whose conduct is unbecoming or who breaks any RCSC rule or regulation is subject to disciplinary action. Cardholders are responsible for the conduct of their guests.
  2. Cardholders and guests will refrain from loud, profane, indecent or abusive language.
  3. Cardholders and guests will not harass or abuse, verbally or physically, any other person.
  4. Cardholders and guests will not compromise the safety of others. Cardholders and guests will obey all safety rules and will refrain from any and all unsafe activities.
  5. Cardholders will not reprimand or discipline any RCSC employee or interfere in the management of RCSC. Comments and complaints may be submitted in writing and dropped into comment card boxes located throughout RCSC Facilities or reported to Management.

Use and Rental of RCSC Facilities

Cardholders in good standing and their invited guests must present a Member or Privilege Card and/or Guest Pass/Host Punch Card and sign in for all planned activities to gain access to RCSC Facilities for themselves and their guests, except for golf and bowling where a Guest Pass or Host Punch Card is not required. Guests accessing RCSC Facilities with a Guest Pass/Host Punch Card may be required to show a valid driver’s license to verify identity and residence. Cardholders in good standing and their invited guests may use RCSC golf and bowling facilities by presenting a Member or Privilege card and paying the appropriate fees. Cardholders will be held responsible for any damage to RCSC Facilities caused by the Cardholder or their guests. Cardholders are prohibited from profiting financially by charging guests for the use of RCSC Facilities. A Cardholder who failed to sign in prior to use of RCSC Facilities may be subject to suspension of Cardholder Privileges.

  1. The Board and/or Management reserves the right to deny use of RCSC Facilities to any individual or organization with or without cause.
  2. RCSC Facilities are unsupervised and Cardholder and guest use is at their own risk. It is advised that users consult a physician before starting any activity.
  3. All users must wear appropriate, modest attire suitable to the activity in which they are participating or attending. Clothing with offensive language or design is not permitted. Swim attire is only permitted in aquatic facilities.
  4. Except where specifically stated otherwise, anyone using RCSC Facilities with open sores, wounds, skin irritations, or any other such abnormal condition must have them completely enclosed in bandages.
  5. The discretion of what is deemed appropriate shall be left to the judgment of RCSC personnel regarding safety, sanitation, clothing, footwear and interpretation of any and all rules and regulations.
  6. Personal trainers or instructors, other than those contracted for or provided by RCSC or Chartered Clubs, are not allowed.
  7. Groups of ten (10) or more who desire to use RCSC Facilities, excluding golf courses or bowling centers, must submit to the Corporate Office their request for approval in writing thirty (30) days prior to the use date. The request will be reviewed and the party informed whether approved.
  8. Specific purposes for requested use of RCSC Facilities should be identified in the Request for Use of RCSC Facilities Form which must be submitted for review and approval to the Clubs and/or Activities Office no less than thirty (30) days prior to the event or use. Cardholders and Chartered Clubs shall receive priority over other requests.
  9. RCSC shall require evidence of insurance or other permits as required.
  10. Free usage, other than RCSC Organizations, will be based on whether such is of benefit to RCSC and its Cardholders at the discretion of the Board or Management.
  11. Any activity, event, gathering or assembly by any group other than RCSC Organizations, whether free or paid rental, shall be pre-approved by the Board or Management.
  12. Unless pre-approved by the Board, RCSC Facilities shall not be used for fund raising except for the purpose of raising funds for the Sun City Foundation, Chartered Clubs or golf associations affiliated with RCSC golf courses.
  13. Unless pre-approved by the Board, RCSC Facilities shall not be used for religious organizations, ceremonies or events except for the annual Sunrise Easter Service at the Sun Bowl amphitheater.
  14. Unless pre-approved by the Board, RCSC Facilities shall not be used for political campaigns, ceremonies or events except at regularly scheduled meetings of Chartered Clubs which are open to Chartered Club members and their escorted guests only.
  15. Use of RCSC Facilities that involves business being conducted by anyone other than RCSC Organizations, such as: sales of any products, fees for seminars or instructional classes, or any other income producing venue to the user of RCSC Facilities, must be completely and thoroughly revealed by the user and pre-approved by the Board or Management. Sales may be subject to a percentage payable to RCSC.
  16. Fees for use of RCSC Facilities shall be determined by the Board or Management. Even if sponsored by Cardholders or RCSC Organizations, Non-Cardholder rates may apply as determined by the Board or Management. Rental of RCSC Facilities in conjunction with golf tournaments on RCSC golf courses shall be at the Cardholder rate. Rental of RCSC Facilities by full-time RCSC personnel shall be at the Cardholder rate.
  17. RCSC game/competitive play facilities, including but not limited to: mini golf, table tennis, tennis, racquetball/handball, shuffleboard, billiards, lawn bowling, bocce, pickleball, and competitive swimming may be rented to outside organizations as pre-approved by the Board or Management for a competitive event so long as Cardholders are allowed to participate in the event.
  18. Any organization that wishes to use RCSC Facilities to freely donate their services to Cardholders (i.e. free tax preparation, Sun City Posse, Sun City PRIDES, free inoculations) may be allowed to do so with pre-approval by the Board or Management.
  19. Any organization that wishes to use RCSC Facilities to inform, educate, or advise Cardholders (i.e. Sun City Homeowners Association, Sun City Community Assistance Network, Red Cross, AARP Education Programs) may be given reduced fees or free use as determined by the Board or Management.
  20. All publicity and advertising regarding an activity, event, gathering or assembly at RCSC Facilities shall be pre-approved by Management or RCSC’s Communication and Marketing Coordinator. Posting of such on RCSC bulletin boards, website, social media, newsletter or any RCSC Facilities shall be pre-approved by Management or RCSC’s Communication and Marketing Coordinator.
  21. Failure to leave RCSC Facilities in a reasonably clean and damage-free state shall result in additional fees to the user to cover cleaning and repairs as determined by Management. In an attempt to assure such fees shall be paid, a deposit may be taken for each function. Deposit amounts required for each facility shall be determined by the Board or Management.

Smoking

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, shall be prohibited and banned inside all RCSC buildings. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, is allowed in designated smoking areas only and per federal, state and local laws.

Firearms and Deadly Weapons

Firearms or other deadly weapons are not permitted at any RCSC Facilities except for those authorized to carry weapons as a member of law enforcement or security services. Anyone with a Concealed Weapons Permit is not permitted to enter or remain at RCSC Facilities with a firearm or other deadly weapon. Deadly weapons include, but are not limited to, guns, knives over four (4) inches in length, blackjacks, or any weapons capable of inflicting injury or causing death. Any Cardholder who violates this policy shall be subject to immediate suspension.

Drones

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) also known as drones, to include all unmanned aircraft systems whether registered or toy, are not allowed to be flown on, flown over, or land on RCSC Facilities unless specifically contracted to do so by RCSC.

Household Pets and Service Animals (also see Dog Parks)

  1. Pets are not allowed at any RCSC Facilities, including but not limited to all buildings, golf courses, grounds, parking lots, except for dogs at RCSC dog parks, Best Friends Dog Club and/or dogs trained as service animals.
  2. For RCSC Dog Parks, refer to the Dog Park(s) section in this policy.
  3. The Best Friends Dog Club members, guests, instructors may bring their dogs for training, classes and events in the fenced area designated for such (must remain confined to this area) at the Fairway Recreation Center.
  4. When dogs are present at RCSC dog parks and Best Friends Dog Club, they must adhere to the following:

a. Dog owners must follow Maricopa County Animal Care and Control regulations and the Corporate Documents.

b. Dogs must be licensed and wear dog tags at all time.

c. Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six (6) feet in length (unless in off-leash area) and directly under the dog owner’s or handler’s control. In off leash area, dog owner or handler must have in their possession a dog leash of not more than six (6) feet in length and be of sufficient strength to control said dog.

d. If a dog bites a person, the incident shall be reported to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control immediately by the person(s) having direct knowledge of the incident who shall also complete an Incident Report Form and submit it to the Corporate Office.

e. If a dog causes damage to RCSC Facilities, the incident shall be reported immediately by the person(s) having direct knowledge of the incident who shall also complete an Incident Report Form and submit it to the Corporate Office.

f. Injury to any person or animal or damage to any property by a dog shall be the full responsibility of the dog owner and/or person(s) responsible for the dog when the injury or damage occurred.

5. Dogs trained as service animals are allowed at RCSC Facilities. A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals (often referred to as “emotional support animals” or “therapy animals”). Service animals must meet the requirements of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the following:

a. Must be licensed and wear a dog tag at all times.

b. Must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

c. A person with a disability may be asked to remove his/her service animal from the premises if: (i) the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or (ii) the dog is not housebroken.

d. If a dog bites a person, the incident shall be reported to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control immediately by the person(s) having direct knowledge of the incident who shall also complete an Incident Report Form and submit it to the Corporate Office.

e. Injury to any person or animal or damage to any property by a dog shall be the full responsibility of the dog owner and/or person(s) responsible for the dog when the injury or damage occurs.

Minimum Age Requirements for Guests     

All guests 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult 19 years of age or older (hereinafter referred to as “an adult”) at all times while at RCSC Facilities.

Children ages 4 to 15 may use swimming pools during designated children’s hours only and must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of age (birth certificate, copies or pictures are permissible) must be presented at the time of entry for children under the age of six (6). Children ages 4 through 7 must have a supervising adult in the water with them at all times. Infants or children under the age of 4 years are not allowed inside any fenced and/or walled pool or spa area at any time. Guests 16 years of age or older may use pools, except Bell and Sundial, during regular hours but must be accompanied by an adult.  No one under 18 years of age is permitted in Bell or Sundial pools.

ACTIVITY MINIMUM
AGE
Basketball …………… …………… …………… …………… 8
Billiards/Snooker …………… …………… …………… …………… 14
Boating …………… …………… …………… …………… 6
Bocce …………… …………… …………… …………… 8
Bowling …………… …………… …………… …………… 4
Darts …………… …………… …………… …………… 8
Fitness Centers (minimum age for Bell & Sundial Fitness is 18 years old) 14
Golf – practice facilities, driving range …………… …………… …………… 8
Golf – Regulation Courses …………… …………… …………… 12
Golf – Executive Courses after 1pm …………… …………… …………… 8
Horseshoes …………… …………… …………… …………… 12
Lawn Bowling …………… …………… …………… …………… 16
Miniature Golf …………… …………… …………… …………… 6
Pickleball …………… …………… …………… …………… 8
Racquetball/Handball …………… …………… …………… …………… 8
Shuffleboard …………… …………… …………… …………… 8
Spas (minimum age at Bell & Sundial Fitness is 18 years old)  16
Swimming Pools (minimum age at Bell & Sundial Fitness is 18 years old)   4*
Table Tennis …………… …………… …………… …………… 8
Tennis …………… …………… …………… …………… 8
Track – Indoors …………… …………… …………… …………… 14
Track – Outdoors …………… …………… …………… …………… 8

* Proof of age (birth certificate, copies or pictures are permissible) must be presented at the time of entry to swimming pools for children under the age of six (6).

Cardholders who misrepresent their guest’s age or provide their Member or Privilege card for others to use shall be subject to suspension of Cardholder Privileges as determined by the Board.

Aquatic Facilities (Pools and Spas)

Fairway, Oakmont, Marinette and Sundial pools have special accommodations for handicapped persons. See Minimum Age Requirements for Guests section for aquatic facilities age restrictions.

  1. No lifeguard on duty, users shall do so at their own risk.
  2. Cardholders and their guests must observe posted Maricopa Health Department Rules and Regulations.
  3. Eating or drinking is not permitted in or within 4 feet of a pool or spa excluding clear water in manufacturer’s original plastic container with cap. Glass containers, chewing gum and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  4. Showers are required directly before entering all aquatic facilities. Showering after using aquatic facilities is highly recommended to remove any residual chemicals and minerals.
  5. Persons with bandages, open sores, infections or a communicable disease are prohibited from using aquatic facilities. No personal grooming is allowed in pools, spas or surrounding areas.
  6. During rain, thunder and lightning storms or other inclement conditions, RCSC personnel may clear and close outdoor pools until such conditions pass. RCSC is not responsible for monitoring weather conditions. Each person should immediately exit the aquatic facilities if lightning is observed or thunder is heard.
  7. All motorized wheelchairs and scooters are to remain at least 5 feet from the swimming pool or spa edge at all times.
  8. Sitting or lounging on spa or pool steps is not permitted.
  9. Lane ropes, ramps, and stair rails are to be used to assist and guide pool users only. Lane ropes are not designed to support a person’s body weight.
  10. Respect lap swimmers by not sitting, standing or walking in the lanes designated for lap swimming.
  11. Diving is not allowed in posted “no diving” areas or spas.
  12. Running and horseplay is not permitted.
  13. Appropriate, modest swim attire must be worn. Cut-offs are not permitted. Aqua shoes, or shoes compatible with walking in water, are the only footwear approved for use. Such shoes are to be worn only in the pool and spa areas and shall not be worn as street shoes or outside the area.
  14. Swimming pool gear, including floatation devices, may not extend more than two (2) feet from the swimmer and must be within the control of the swimmer at all times. Items that are not permitted include, but are not limited to; balls, Frisbees, rafts, water guns and any metallic items. Swimmers may be asked to remove swimming gear from the pool area if their use of such negatively affects other users or RCSC Facilities.

Billiards/Snooker

No food or drink of any kind is permitted within the billiards/pool/snooker area.

Boating

Arizona boating laws and regulations apply for Viewpoint Lake.  Each occupant is to have a USCG life preserver on board and any occupant under the age of 13 must wear a properly secured life preserver at all times.  Boats shall not exceed 16 feet in length with a maximum of a 10 horse power motor.  Paddle and row boats are available to Cardholders and their invited guests through the Lakeview Mini Golf Facility Attendant at no charge in addition to the Daily Guest Fee. Users must comply with specific rules posted at Lakeview Mini Golf Facility Attendant Station for use of RCSC boats.  Use of RCSC boats are at the user’s own risk.

In an effort to prevent Golden Algae and Quagga Mussels, incoming watercraft, motors, trailers, fishing equipment and oars are to be clean and disinfected with a solution of one part bleach to ten parts water prior to being placed in Viewpoint Lake.  Boats and trailers being transferred from other lakes should be disinfected and allowed to dry a minimum of 72 hours before being placed in Viewpoint Lake. Launch ramp gate shall be locked at all times.  See Lakeview Mini Golf Facility Attendant Station or call 623-561-4676 for access.

  1. No wakes allowed.
  2. No jet skis, towables, fishing float tubes or waders, or any other floatation device unless USCG approved and labeled.
  3. Mushroom or ball anchors only.
  4. No docking against the lake’s edge.
  5. Model boat use (electric or wind-powered) allowed by RCSC Cardholders who assume responsibility for keeping model boats clear of watercraft and those fishing. No model boat use at or near boat dock or boat launch.

Bocce

Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted around playing surfaces.

Bowling (see Board Policy No. 18)

Dog Park(s) (also see Household Pets and Service Animals)

Dog park(s) owned and operated by RCSC (“Park”) are unmonitored facilities and users are at their own risk. In order to keep the Park clean and enjoyable for all who use them and the neighboring properties, the following rules must be followed:

  1. Dogs must be vaccinated and licensed with Maricopa County license tag attached to a collar or harness which shall be worn at all times. No more than 3 dogs are allowed per owner/handler at any one time. Puppies under 4 months of age are prohibited. Female dogs in heat are strictly prohibited. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Small children and infants must be kept under strict supervision and not allowed to run in the area or chase after dogs.
  2. All dogs must be restrained by leash of not more than 6 feet and of sufficient strength to control action of said dog during entrance and exit of the Park and in the surrounding areas outside of the Park. Dogs may run off leash while inside the Park.
  3. Dogs may not be fed, given treats, or given anything to chew while in the Park, during entrance or exit, or in the area surrounding the Park.
  4. Owners/handlers must be present in the Park at all times that their dogs are in the Park. Owners/handlers shall closely supervise and control their dogs. Dogs must be under voice control of their owners/handlers at all times. Owners/handlers must immediately clean up after their dogs and properly dispose of waste. Owners/handlers must stop their dogs from digging and immediately fill any holes dug.
  5. Owners/handlers shall be responsible for all actions and activities of their dogs. Aggressive dog behavior is not permitted. At the first sign of aggression, dog will be leashed immediately and removed if behavior is not corrected. RCSC is not responsible for injuries to dogs, their owners/handlers, or others at the Park.
  6. If a dog bites a person, the incident shall be reported to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control immediately by the person(s) having direct knowledge of the incident who shall also complete an Incident Report Form and submit it to the Corporate Office.
  7. If a dog causes damage to RCSC Facilities, the incident shall be reported immediately by the person(s) having direct knowledge of the incident who shall also complete an Incident Report Form and submit it to the Corporate Office.
  8. It is unlawful for any person having custody or control of a dog in Maricopa County to permit that dog to bark excessively. Owners/handlers must quiet dogs barking excessively or leave the Park.

Events & Entertainment

Non-ticketed, free RCSC events and entertainment may require Cardholders to show their Member or Privilege card with photo (key fob cards not accepted) to gain entry for themselves and their escorted guests. All guests 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult and all children under the age of 12 must be under adult supervision at all times. Running, yelling, jumping or disrupting others or the performance is unacceptable and those in violation may be asked to leave the event.  If the show/performance is a ticketed event, everyone, including children, must have a ticket.

  1. It is recommended that attendees bring their own lawn chair or blanket to the Sun Bowl outdoor open-air amphitheater. All seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Early reservation of vacated seating space is not allowed. To ensure safety, sitting on the walls or congregating at the stairwells is strictly prohibited. Chairs on the Sun Bowl’s concrete dance floor area are reserved for the physically challenged and attendees escorted to the event on community buses.
  2. All attendees are asked to refrain from talking during the performance. Use of cell phones is prohibited during performances, except for pictures or as lights, and must be in silence mode.
  3. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, is prohibited in the Sun Bowl open-air amphitheater and the breezeway of the Sundial Recreation Center. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, is allowed in designated smoking areas only and per federal, state and local laws.

Fishing

Viewpoint Lake is private water; no state fishing license is required. Fishing may occur from dawn to dusk with two poles or lines simultaneously. In no case are more than two lines and/or two hooks allowed to be used at the same time. No unattended fishing poles or lines are allowed. Fishing from shore is allowed from all common areas, except the RCSC boat dock area and if designated otherwise by “No Fishing” signs. Fishing from a boat should not occur closer than 25 feet from the shoreline or any dock, the screen outlet near Cameo Bridge or any other boat.  Hooks caught on boats, property or other objects shall not be jerked or pulled; cut the line and tie to the object hooked and inform owner if property damage is involved.

Daily Fish Limit Allowed:

Largemouth Bass ………………..…….. 1 bass, 13 inch minimum length

Catfish / Trout …………………..……… 3 fish (any combination)

Bluegill / Sunfish / Common Carp ..…… 5 fish (any combination)

White Amur (grass carp)…………….…. Catch & Release Only

Fitness Centers

  1. Refer to equipment placards or ask RCSC personnel for equipment operating instructions.
  2. Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted.
  3. Persons using fitness equipment that is provided with an automatic safety shutoff device must properly use the device; i.e. safety shut off line on treadmill must be attached to user.
  4. Users must sign in as required for fitness equipment with potential limited (30 minutes)
  5. Muscle shirts, half shirts, uncovered sports bras and swim suits are not permitted. Rubber soled shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

Golf (see Board Policy No. 17)

Lawn Bowling

  1. Inexperienced lawn bowlers are not allowed to play or practice without the assistance, participation and presence of an experienced lawn bowler.

Miniature Golf

  1. Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted around playing surfaces.

Pickleball

  1. Food nor beverages of any kind are allowed within the court enclosures.
  2. Athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

Pools (see Aquatic Facilities)

Racquetball/Handball

  1. Food nor beverages of any kind are allowed within the court enclosures.
  2. Athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

Shuffleboard

  1. Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted around playing surfaces.

Swimming Pools & Spas (see Aquatic Facilities)

Tennis

  1. Food nor beverages of any kind are allowed within the court enclosures.
  2. Athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

Tracks – Indoors & Outdoors

  1. Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted.
  2. Athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

Viewpoint Lake (also see Boating and Fishing sections in this policy)

Use of Viewpoint Lake is available to Cardholders and their invited guests, ages 6 years and older.  All guests under 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Use of Viewpoint Lake and RCSC paddle and row boats are at the user’s own risk; no lifeguard is on duty.

  1. No swimming, wading, snorkeling, or scuba diving.
  2. No depositing trash in or around the lake. Violators will be charged for cleanup services.
  3. No feeding waterfowl or fish.
  4. No disturbing or harassing waterfowl.
  5. Refer to Boating section & Fishing sections for applicable rules and regulations regarding such.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution shall be posted on the RCSC website for Members and shall be made available to Members upon request at no cost.

Adopted and signed this 28th day of March, 2019 at a duly called Board meeting by a majority (5) of the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. Board of Directors.