Quiet Time and Music Policy

“Quiet time” in the cardio room is from 8 – 9 a.m. Monday – Friday. 

What is quiet time? 

“Quiet time” is a period when there is no music played on the speakers in the cardio room. Guests are permitted to listen to music on personal devices, provided they use headphones or earbuds. Guests are allowed to talk to each other at a conversational volume, but it is asked that guests who wish to talk on their cell phones promptly leave the cardio room and refrain from returning until the call is complete. 

What are the rules regarding selection of music? 

The weight room and cardio room (during non–quiet time periods) have the same music policy: The first person to arrive in either room may request a satellite radio channel be played on the speakers in the room in which they are exercising. The radio will remain on that channel until a request for a change is made by another patron. The change will be allowed only if the patron has asked everyone in the room at the time of the request if they approve of the change to the requested channel. Channel changes must be unanimous; if one or more people in the room object, Recreation Center Staff will not make the change. The Parks and Recreation Department has the final approval of all music, and can refuse a change to a channel that includes explicit or offensive language. 

What happens if explicit or offensive language is inadvertently broadcasted in the weight or cardio rooms?

The Parks and Recreation Department staff makes every effort to avoid such language. However, because the only method of receiving a radio signal in the Recreation Center is through the use of satellite radio, there may be unavoidable instances in which explicit or offensive language is broadcasted. If Recreation Center staff members are aware of this language, they will change the channel. If staff is unaware of the use of this language, patrons may alert staff to it, and the radio will be changed. We thank patrons for their understanding on this. 

What are the rules for music in sponsored and non–sponsored programs? 

Those leading programs are encouraged to notify Parks and Recreation Department staff in advance if they believe their programs need music. The Parks and Recreation Department seeks to be reasonably accommodating to programs and the people who lead them, but reserves the right to make the final decision regarding music in programs.