MPRD Facility and Park Rules

Dublin Park Facility Use Rules and Regulations

  • A valid membership is required to use the recreation center facilities. Participants must scan their membership fob at the Dublin Front Desk to gain entry into the gym, walking track, Indoor Pool, and/or Outdoor Pool (when available). Using another participant's pass to gain access is prohibited.
  • All persons entering the Dublin Park Facility and who do not have an active membership will be charged the daily walk in fee, regardless of intent to participate. This includes all persons who will swim, play basketball, pickleball, or volleyball, walk, or "watch" individuals that are participating. This DOES NOT include those utilizing the facility for organized activities that have been scheduled  by the appropriate MPRD Personnel. 
  • All clothing attire must be worn appropriately. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Non-marking athletic shoes are allowed. Shorts and pants must not be sagging.
  • Madison Parks and Recreation facilities are considered family-oriented facilities. Obscene language, gestures, inappropriate displays of affection, and participants under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated. 
  • Alcoholic beverages, smoking (including use of E-cigarettes), and tobacco products are not allowed in or around the Dublin Park facility.
  • Food, gum, and drinks are not allowed in the gym, walking, or pool area.
  • No running or horseplay in the hallways.
  • Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, wheeled shoes ("Heelies"), or pets (trained assist animals excluded) are not permitted inside the facility.
  • Boom boxes or large radios are not allowed.
  • Patrons are not permitted to carry a concealed firearm within the City of Madison Dublin Park Facility. 
  • Report any damaged or broken equipment to staff.
  • Patrons using Madison Parks and Recreation facilities and equipment do so at their own risk, and agree to hold the City of Madison, its representatives, successors, and agents from any loss or injury resulting from use thereof. 
  • Patrons utilizing the City of Madison Parks and Recreation facilities are subject to pertinent State and Federal laws, City ordinances, Health Department codes, and Madison Parks and Recreation regulations. 
  • The City of Madison, its representatives, successors, and agents will not be held responsible for lost or stolen property. It is highly encouraged that all persons lock up any valuables. 
  • All accidents/injuries requiring assistance will require a staff member to complete an Incident Report. Cooperation in obtaining patron information is requested.
  • City of Madison Parks and Recreation facilities may not be used to conduct any activity, program, or other event for profit by any business or person without prior proper authorization from the Madison Parks and Recreation Director, Mayor, and/or City Council.
  • Madison Parks and Recreation reserves the right to use photographs, videotapes images, quotes and/or comments, name for publicity and educational purposes in any and all publications and media without limit or reservation.
  • The following activities, although not an exhaustive list, are examples of behaviors that will result in disciplinary action and police reports when applicable: fighting, stealing, property damage, disorderly conduct, profanity, abusive language or threatening behavior.
  • City of Madison Parks and Recreation personnel is authorized to facilitate any safety procedure and all guests are required to follow said policy/procedure. 
  • Changes in facility/recreation schedules may occur without notice. Staff will post schedule changes with as much advance notice as possible. Please follow our Madison, Alabama Parks and Recreation social media accounts for the latest information and announcements. 
  • Additional guidelines deemed necessary for the safety and comfort of facility patrons will be enforced.
  • Patrons who are refusing to follow the directives of MPRD Staff will be asked to leave the facility immediately.

Madison General Park Rules 

  • Park Hours: Sun up to 30 minutes after sunset; Lighted park areas shall close 15 minute after lights in park are turned off.
  • Restrooms are opened / unlocked each morning and closed / locked each evening. Restrooms are closed during winter months. 
  • Pets must be kept on leash. Pet owners are responsible for disposal of pet waste. 
  • Garbage must be disposed of using trash receptacles provided. Excessive garbage which cannot be disposed of in provided receptacle must be removed by visitor. 
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in park.
  • Parking permitted in designated areas only. Violators will be towed at owner's expense. No overnight parking or camping allowed. 
  • Swimming in lake or lagoon owned by the City of Madison is prohibited.
  • Catch-and-release fishing is allowed at Dublin Park. All state and local licenses apply. 
  • Golfing or any type / form is prohibited in park.
  • Soliciting, peddling, hand billing, posting signs, or advertising is prohibited without written permission from MPRD.
  • Damaging, changing, or removing any park property is strictly prohibited and may result in a fine or arrest. 
  • Music may not exceed noise ordinance regulations.
  • Climbing of trees is prohibited.
  • No motorized vehicles, bikes, and / or roller blades allowed on sidewalks or grassy areas (exception: wheel chairs and other special needs vehicles).
  • No tents, staging, traffic, grills, trailers, inflatable rides, and/or toys permitted on city property.
  • City parks are to be used for recreational use only. Private entities and/or for-profit businesses cannot use city facilities or property without prior proper authorization.
  • Patrons who are refusing to follow the directives of MPRD Staff will be asked to leave the park immediately. 

Dublin Gymnasium Rules

  • No vulgar language or profanity,
  • No fighting or spitting. 
  • Shirts and shoes are required. Shoes that mark the floor are prohibited.
  • No full court, except at designated times. Half court play is allowed.
  • No dunking or hanging on the rims or nets. Violators will be asked to leave the facility. 
  • Organized practices are not allowed.
  • No gambling.
  • No food or drinks in the gymnasium. Please leave food and drinks on the designated table outside the gymnasium.
  • Throw away your trash before leaving the gymnasium.
  • Respecting the facility, equipment, and others is a must. 
  • Patrons who are refusing to follow the directives of MPRD Staff will be asked to leave the facility immediately. 

Dublin Park Indoor Walking Track Rules (16 Laps = 1 Mile)

  • See the receptionist at the Dublin Front Desk for access to track.
  • The track is located on the second floor, above the gymnasium. Stair access to the walking track is on the left side of the hallway before the gymnasium entrance. 
  • No strollers allowed on the track.
  • No pets allowed on the track.
  • No persons under the age of 18 allowed on the track.
  • Be courteous to others. 
  • All users must travel the same direction as indicated. The inside lane is for walking; the outside lane is for faster-paced walking and passing (pass with caution).
  • Avoid sudden stops and being stationary.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required. No spikes permitted.
  • Standing on the track is not allowed.
  • Do not utilize equipment that may obstruct another lane or could injure others. 
  • Do not place objects on the ledge.
  • Enter and exit the track carefully. 
  • Any other guidelines deemed necessary for the safety and comfort of the patron will be enforced.
  • Patrons who are refusing to follow the directives of MPRD Staff will be asked to leave the facility immediately.


Dublin Park Indoor and Outdoor Pool Rules

  • Showers must be taken before entering the pool area. 
  • No food or drinks allowed in the Indoor Pool area. Food and drinks are only allowed in the designated eating areas at the Outdoor Pool.
  • No gum allowed in or around the pool area. 
  • No cut-off shorts. Males must have on swimming trunks with a liner and string, and females must have on both a top and bottom swimsuit. 
  • No horseplay: dunking, wrestling, pushing, throwing, etc. 
  • No hanging, climbing, or sitting on shoulders. 
  • No colored shirts allowed in the pool; only plain white shirts allowed. 
  • No snorkels may be used in the pool without special permission from aquatics director or pool manager (SCUBA diving class only).
  • No floats allowed in pool except for U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets and lifeguard approved infant floats. 
  • No water toys in deep end. 
  • No large toys when pool is busy (see lifeguard for permission).
  • Children between the ages of 11-14 must have a signed waiver form if not accompanied by an adult. 
  • Parents must be in the pool area if their child is under the age of 11. 
  • Parents must stay with their child while in baby pool (Outdoor Pool only).
  • No running.
  • No diving in the shallow end. 
  • No backwards diving off the side of the pool. 
  • Starting blocks are to be sued during swim team only.
  • No profanity may be used in the pool areas.
  • No coins may be thrown in the pool for diving purposes. 
  • No hanging on lane ropes. 
  • No playing on or around ladders.
  • No talking to lifeguards while on duty. If necessary, keep conversation brief. 
  • Lifeguards on duty are in charge and may take disciplinary action on anyone ignoring or disobeying the rules. 
  • Swimmers get one warning. If a second warning is issued, they may be suspended from use of the pool.
  • Anyone asked to leave the pool for disciplinary reason does not get a refund.
  • No pets allowed in the pool areas.
  • Absolutely NO PDA (Public Display of Affection) allowed.
  • Men's and Women's Locker Rooms are located at both the Indoor Pool and Outdoor Pool. In each locker room, day-use lockers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must provide your own lock. All items in a day-use locker must be removed when you leave the facility. Personal locks may not be left on day-use lockers overnight. Any remaining locks will be cut off and the contents of the locker will be removed and stored in the Lost and Found container(s) for no more than 30 days. 
  • As of June 1, 2015, private swim lessons will not be allowed at City of Madison operated pools. 
  • City facilities are to be used for recreational use only. Private entities and/or for-profit businesses cannot use city facilities or property without prior proper authorization.