Mansfield Community Center Policies

As UConn’s Student Recreation Center is closed for the Summer of 2019, Pre-College Summer students will utilize the Mansfield Community Center for recreational and health and wellness needs. During allotted time slots throughout the week, interested students may sign up to attend the Mansfield Community Center, where they can use the pool, gymnasium, walking/running track, fitness center, and locker rooms.  Please review their general and other facility policies below.

  • Passes must be shown at the reception desk upon arriving at the facility
  • Passes/Membership cards/ID bracelets must be visible at all times while in the facility. Swimmers are welcome to keep their passes/membership cards with their towels on the pool deck
  • Please keep all food in the sitting room and vending machine areas only. Water is allowed throughout the building
  • Smoking and tobacco products are prohibited throughout the entire facility and grounds including all restrooms, front entrance and parking lots
  • Facility staff may suspend or terminate facility privileges for anyone who is disrespectful, uncooperative, or who displays any other behavior/action that undermines the positive experience of patrons or the authority of the staff
  • Cell phone use, including conversations, photography, and other related use, is banned in specific areas of the Community Center. These “Cell phone Free Zones” include: All locker rooms and restrooms. Cell phones can be used in all other areas of the Community Center. We ask that all cell phone users be respectful and considerate of others members
  • If you find abuse of any Community Center policy, please bring it to staff attention immediately
  • Lost and Found is located on the pool deck
  • Shoes are required throughout the facility except at the pool, track, locker rooms, and the fitness studio
  • All pool users must shower before entering the pools as required by Connecticut health code
  • Noodles, aqua belts and aqua dumbbells are permitted for water exercise/therapy only
  • Proper swimming attire is required. No causal clothing, jeans, or t-shirts are allowed
  • Kickboards, pull buoys and training paddles are available for use
  • Masks, snorkels and fins are allowed for lap swimming ONLY
  • Questionable swimmers may be asked to take a swim test consisting of one comfortable 25-yard length of front crawl to prove ability
  • Lap swimming is intended for fitness and requires continuous movement with appropriate swimming strokes at your own pace
  • Members and guests must be at least 14 years of age to use the Fitness Center
  • Proper exercise attire is required. Jeans are not permitted, and a shirt must be worn at all times
  • Please adhere to all posted policies regarding equipment use
  • Proper athletic footwear is required, no open-toed shoes, boots, or sandals. Please no street shoes
  • Sign-ups for cardio equipment is required. Time is limited to 45 minutes per machine
  • No food is permitted in the fitness area. Only water is permitted
  • Coats, bags, purses, and other personal property must be stored in appropriate areas such as lockers or cubbies. Items may not be left on the fitness center floor or in the hallways. Personal items left unattended will immediately be taken to the facility Lost and Found
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ANY PERSONAL ITEMS AND VALUABLES BE LOCKED IN A LOCKER. Keys are available at the Reception Desk for daily use lockers.
  • The gymnasium is designed for multi-use activities such as basketball, volleyball, futsal (soccer), pickleball, family gym time and special community events
  • Inappropriate use of equipment is not permitted
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the gym, with exception of water or refreshments during designated community special events
  • Proper attire including non-marking shoes, shorts/pants and shirts must be worn at all times
  • Unless otherwise specified on the daily events calendar, court use is not exclusive to any one user group
  • Court rentals are permitted at designated times only and must be formally reserved. They are available for a fee on a first-come, first-served basis. When appropriate, members will be given priority for court reservations
  • Please be considerate of fellow participants in the gymnasium and on the track and report any unsportsmanlike behavior to staff
  • Limited equipment may be checked out for the duration of your visit at the Reception Desk
  • The track is intended for walking/jogging. Please be considerate of all participants while using the track
  • The track is available only to those ages 14 and over, except during designated family/track hours
  • No skateboards, roller blades, or other non-walking or jogging equipment is permitted on the track
  • Use locker room area, cubbies and coat racks for personal items. Please do not leave any bags, coats, or personal belongings in the track area
  • The walking/jogging direction is posted and changes daily
  • Inner lane of track is for walking and the outer lane of the track is for jogging and passing
  • No food, bandy, or gum is permitted in the track area. Only water is permitted
  • Please be courteous of the gym activities taking place below the track area
  • The Teen Center is free to students in grades 6-12
  • All Teen Center members must sign in and out during their daily visits and have their ID badges/passes visible
  • The gymnasium is designed for multi-use activities such as basketball, volleyball, futsal (soccer), pickleball, family gym time and special community events
  • Inappropriate use of equipment is not permitted
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the gym, with exception of water or refreshments during designated community special events
  • Proper attire including non-marking shoes, shorts/pants and shirts must be worn at all times
  • Unless otherwise specified on the daily events calendar, court use is not exclusive to any one user group
  • Court rentals are permitted at designated times only and must be formally reserved. They are available for a fee on a first-come, first-served basis. When appropriate, members will be given priority for court reservations
  • Please be considerate of fellow participants in the gymnasium and on the track and report any unsportsmanlike behavior to staff
  • Limited equipment may be checked out for the duration of your visit at the Reception Desk