All members and guests of the Fort Dodge Community Recreational Center must have signed an agreement or liability form before entering any REC facility or using any REC equipment. All Downtown REC members and guests must check in at the front desk by scanning their I.D. card, stating their name, or by signing into the guest book.
All members with access to REC24 must scan in with their own REC24 card to enter the facility. Every individual must acquire a card to use REC24; family members can not share cards. Members that fail to scan in, sneak people in, or use someone else's card, will be terminated after an initial warning.
Memberships may either be paid monthly by drafting directly from a bank account (ACH), or by paying in full for the year or 6 months. A hard or printed copy of your routing and account number is required when starting a monthly membership.
Members signing up for monthly bank drafts can cancel anytime by stopping inside the Downtown REC Center and filling out a cancellation form. Cancellations must be filled out or sent at least 15 days before your set bank draft date to ensure the membership will not be redrafted. If you are unable to cancel in person, you must send an email or letter stating you would like to end your membership. Memberships are non-refundable and are non-transferable to another person.
Only 1 discount may be added to the membership and covers only the membership price, any additional services are full price. Discounts for employees at certain businesses require proof of employment, such as a work I.D. or pay stub, and must be renewed every year to ensure your employment status with the business. Financial assistance, senior, and youth memberships are all counted as discounted prices and no other discounts can be added.
A reactivation fee of $75 will be added if you cancel your membership within 376 days of rejoining. This fee may be waived depending on the reasoning for canceling, such as surgery and illness.
Financial assistance memberships are only valid for 1 year after being accepted. A new Financial Assistance application must be submitted to re-evaluate your income.
The Fort Dodge Community Recreational Center has the right to refuse service to anyone with current or past behavioral problems, including but not limited to: harassment to staff and members, offensive language, physical threats and violence, and those who have deemed a conflict to the FDCRC's mission. It is the Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for these duties.
Family memberships are for nuclear family members only and include a couple (either married or proof they are living in the same household) and three children under 18. Single-Parent memberships include one adult and four children.
All children on family memberships must be under 19 or full-time students under 25. Adult(s) must have legal guardianship over all children on membership and may be asked for a copy of legal documentation for un-biological children. Siblings, parents, grandparents, friends, aunts and uncles, and cousins, are not allowed on a family membership.
Youth memberships are only for youths under 18 and require a parent or guardian's signature on our Agreement form. After the member's 18th birthday, they will have to upgrade their membership to an adult or their membership will be canceled.
All youth members under 10 years old are required to have adult supervision while using the Downtown REC Center. Guests and non-members must be at least 14 years old to be left unattended. Youth in 8th grade and below are not permitted on any equipment, upstairs, the track, or in the weight room of the Downtown REC Center unless they have received a Muscles In Motion card. Muscles In Motion cards grant 6th-8th grade youth to use the upstairs cardio and weight machines after an introduction on how to properly use equipment.
REC24 is for members 18 or over only, or 16 with a parent present.
The ICCC REC is for students and adults 18 or over only.
The REC Coliseum is for premium members only, youth in 8th grade or below must have a parent present.
Wear appropriate attire. Shirts and shoes are required in all 4 REC facilities. Proper swim wear is required in the pool.
Food and beverages are not allowed in certain areas such as the basketball and racquetball courts, locker rooms. Please help keep our facilities clean!
All REC Centers are smoke-free environments. To keep our mission of advocating healthy living, smoking is not permitted on REC property.
All lost and found items are taken to the front desk. The REC will hold onto your belongings for 2 weeks, after that, they may be donated. If you believe you have left your stuff at one of our facilities, please give us a call and we will look for and return what you have lost if we find it.
The REC is not responsible for any items stolen at any of our facilities. Personal items may be stored in a locker as long as you take your belongings at the end of the day, or you may leave certain items at the front desk for safe keeping. If you believe your things have been stolen, contact the front desk or Associate Director and we will review our security footage.
The REC has the ability to cut off locks from any unassigned lockers. You may use daily lockers for no cost as long as you remove your belongings at the end of the day but any locks that remain over-night, will be cut after a week of being notified.