Georgetown Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations

Park Rules & Regulations


Park Hours

In parks that are controlled by gates or other devices, normal park hours are as posted except in the case of prearranged, special group activities or regularly established concessions. In other areas, no person will be permitted to trespass nor will vehicles be allowed to remain parked after the hours of darkness.

Physical and Verbal Altercation Policy

This is an abbreviated form of the Georgetown – Scott County Parks and Recreation Department’s Physical and Verbal Altercation Policy. For a copy of the entire policy please call (502) 863-7865.  The Georgetown – Scott County Parks and Recreation Department strives to promote teamwork and acceptable social behavior in all sporting activity and recreation programs. Therefore, any unsportsmanlike conduct, including but not limited to fighting, verbal abuse or racial and gender epithets involving fans, coaches, players or any other participant will not be tolerated.

  • Fighting is defined as a hostile encounter with another party(s) resulting in a physical struggle or contact.
  • Verbal Abuse is defined as the intentional act of insulting another individual through oral measures with the intent of offending.
  • Harassing Fans/Spectators is defined as, but not limited to, abusive language, tormenting of participants and baiting of individuals.
  • Use of Racial and/or Gender Epithets is defined as racial and/or gender epithets used in reference to an individual’s race, color, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct is defined as any conduct that is unbecoming even though it may not be specifically addressed in the above definitions. The Georgetown – Scott County Parks and Recreation Department may, at it’s discretion, institute penalties for such behavior consistent with this policy.

Disciplinary action for the above offenses ranges from a one time suspension to a lifetime suspension from all Parks and Recreation Programs.

Inclement Weather Policy

On days that Scott County Schools are closed or operating on a delay due to inclement weather, The Pavilion will open one hour later than normally scheduled.  In the event that an electrical storm is in the area, the indoor pool will be closed. The pool closure is an effort to make The Pavilion a safe environment. Please understand this policy has been set for your protection, and classes will be rescheduled if canceled due to weather. The department follows American Red Cross guidelines for weather issues. Every time there is lightning or thunder, the waiting period will be 30 minutes from the last sight or sound.


Toddlers in the Swimming Pools

All toddlers MUST wear swim diapers while swimming at The Pavilion. This is a safety issue that can affect ALL GUESTS! In the event of a fecal contamination, the pool must be closed for up to 6 hours. Swim diapers are available for purchase at the Front Desk for $1.


Youth Participants

Children 10 years and older may participate at The Pavilion without an adult. However, if The Pavilion staff encounter any problems with these children, a parent will be contacted and the child MUST be picked up. An adult must accompany children 9 years and younger at all times at The Pavilion. These children must either play in The KidZone room, (see hours of operation), or they can participate at The Pavilion with a person who is 16 years of age or older. The adult must be within arms reach of the child at all times.


Locker Usage

Yearly pass holders, 6 month pass holders, and 20 – visit pass holders may check out locks at the front desk at no charge by leaving their pass with the attendant while the lock is in use. Locks cannot be left on lockers overnight. All locks and personal items left in the lockers past closing time will be removed. Locks may be purchased at the Front Desk for $5.00. Once purchased, the locks are for your personal use and become your personal property. However, all of the above policies still apply. The Pavilion recommends leaving valuables at home. However, if items are brought to The Pavilion during your visit, we suggest utilizing a locker with a lock to store your items safely. The Parks and Recreation Department and The Pavilion are not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is located at the Front Desk. All items turned in to the Lost and Found will be held for one week. After one week, items will be donated to a local charitable organization. We recommend leaving valuables at home. The Pavilion and the Georgetown-Scott County Parks and Recreation Department are not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Track Rules

  • Food and drinks are not allowed, including chewing gum.
  • Water bottles are allowed.
  • Walkers/Joggers must be at least 10 years of age.
  • Stretch before entering lanes.
  • No wheeled items allowed (strollers, etc).
  • Tennis shoes or walking shoes are required to use the track.
  • No shouting or throwing of objects onto the gymnasium floor.
  • Slower traffic use the inside lane. The outside lanes will be used for passing.
  • Do not stand on the track to observe activities in the gym.
  • Direction will be displayed and alternated daily.

11.5 laps equals one mile


  • Animals are permitted in any Scott County park if the animals are kept on a leash no longer than eight feet, or confined, and under control at all times.
  • Pet owners must have the equipment necessary to remove his/her animal’s fecal matter, when accompanied by an animal in any park.
  • Any person with an animal in his or her possession or control in any park shall be responsible for the conduct of the animal and for removing from the park grounds feces deposited by such animal.

Other Park Rules & Regulations

  • Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Loitering in vehicles is prohibited.
  • For safety, swim only in designated areas.
  • Please use trash receptacles.
  • Discharge of firearms is prohibited.
  • No fireworks or open fires.
  • Loud music is prohibited.
  • Drive carefully and cautiously and enjoy your visit.
  • No person shall camp in any park except in areas specifically designated and/or marked for that purpose.

Call (502) 863-7865 to speak with our director or submit the form for information about our parks and recreation services.