Pool Guidelines & Reservations
Due to extenuating circumstances and an abundance of caution, the following process and guidelines are in place for recreation and lap swimming at Forest Park Pool during Summer 2020. We understand these may be frustrating or inconvenient, but we appreciate your cooperation and we are pleased to open the pool for this season!
To get started, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Review the 2020 Pool Rules & Restrictions
The pool rules look quite different this year! Please take time to read through the rules and restrictions. These are important in adhering to state, county, and CDC guidelines. 2020 Pool Rules & Restrictions.
Step 2: Register Your Household
We ask that all Forest Park residents complete the 2020 Pool Access & Registration form. This is necessary to maintain security and access to the neighborhood pool by Forest Park residents only (children included). In addition, for 2020 there are rules and regulations due to COVID-19 that will require more restrictive access to the pool. Homeowners with long-term renters are required to complete the 2020 Pool Registration for Long Term Renters in order to allow lessees to access the pool. In this case, the homeowner relinquishes these rights to a lessee for a defined period of time.
Step 3: Sign Necessary Waivers
Waivers and registration are required for morning lap swim, unaccompanied underage swimmers, and childcare provider access.
Step 4: Make a Swim Reservation
Reservations are required, since we can only have 50 people in the facility at one time. Walk-ins may be allowed on a limited basis, depending on how full the pool is. Reservations are required for lap swimming. Click on the reservation links below to sign up for either weekend recreation swim or lap swim.
**As of July 27, weekday pool use is a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations necessary**
Step 5: Be Prepared!
When preparing for your trip to the pool, remember these unique rules.
Bring a photo ID to check-in. Lifeguards must be able to confirm who you are against the list of Forest Park residents and those who have completed the registration form.
No guests. Due to the unique circumstances this year, no guests or parties are allowed.
Children under 12 need adult supervision; Children 12 and over need a waiver to visit the pool alone. All children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Children age 12-17 who plan on swimming at the pool unaccompanied must have an adult check them in at the pool, or have a photo ID (like a driver's license), and have a parent complete the Underage Unaccompanied Swimmer waiver in advance.
Childcare providers allowed with restrictions. Effective June 29, an amendment to the pool rules allows for childcare providers to access the pool with the children in their care, and a valid Childcare Provider Access Card. Please review the 2020 Pool Rules and Restrictions and the Childcare Provider Registration Form for details and rules.
No grilling. The grill is not available for use this year under current restrictions.
Bring your own bag for trash. No trash cans are allowed, so please collect your own trash and take it with you.
Lounge chairs and personal chairs. Lounge chairs will be spaced apart and cleaned regularly, and cannot be moved. If you feel more comfortable bringing your own chairs, please do so.
Bring your own water. The drinking fountain and bottle filler have been disabled.
No pool toys allowed. No toys allowed other than floaties necessary for babies or very small children.
Bring a mask and hand sanitizer. Masks will be required when entering/exiting the restrooms.
No keycard required, except for morning lap swimming. Keycards will not be used this year, as all entrance to the pool will be monitored through the check-in process with a lifeguard. Morning lap swimmers still need to use a keycard for entrance.
Lost-and-Found is not allowed. Please make sure you have everything with you, as all belongings left behind will be thrown away.
Review all rules! Review the full list of rules and regulations in the 2020 Pool Rules & Restrictions.