Recreation Center Policies

Rules and Regulations

  1. Alcoholic beverages, drugs or any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted on Town of Christiansburg property.
  2. Smoking and the use of any other tobacco product is prohibited in the Christiansburg Recreation Center and around entrance areas.
  3. Drinks from Christiansburg Recreation Center vending machines will only be permitted in the main lobby.
  4. Drinks and/or food (other than water) may not be brought inside the Christiansburg Recreation Center (unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation).
  5. Chewing gum is prohibited in the Christiansburg Recreation Center.
  6. Threatening or indecent conduct is prohibited.
  7. Abusive, profane, threatening, indecent language and/or actions are strictly prohibited.
  8. Threatening language or actions toward Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Staff will result in a minimum of one-year suspension from all Christiansburg Parks and Recreation facilities and programs. A "No Trespass Notice" will be issued.
  9. Fighting is strictly prohibited. Adults fighting will receive a minimum of one-year suspension from the Christiansburg Recreation Center with police action and a "No Trespass Notice." Youth fighting will result in suspension as determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation and parental notification.
  10. No illegal weapons are allowed. Any violation will result in police and disciplinary action.
  11. Anyone stealing money, or personal property belonging to another individual, or property of the Christiansburg Recreation Center, or anyone aiding in such theft, will receive a minimum of one-year suspension from the Recreation Center, and the police will be notified. 
  12. Any suspension from the Christiansburg Recreation Center may also include suspension from all Christiansburg Parks and Recreation facilities and programs.
  13. Anyone who refuses to leave Town of Christiansburg property (after being instructed to do so) will receive a minimum of one month additional suspension, with a "No Trespass Notice" and police action.
  14. Gambling of any form is prohibited.
  15. Only non-marking sneakers and tennis shoes may be worn in the gymnasium (track and courts) and racquetball courts. Anyone caught leaving excessive marks on the floors may be suspended from the recreation center.
  16. Shirts and shoes must be worn during all hours of operation. Proper attire is required. No sandals or open-toed shoes.
  17. No pets will be allowed in the Christiansburg Recreation Center {except for dog obedience classes or service dogs).
  18. Loitering will not be allowed.
  19. Bicycles must be locked in the bike rack. Christiansburg Parks and Recreation will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bicycles (including components).
  20. No skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, Heelys or any other kind of roller shoes may be used on sidewalks or inside the Christiansburg Recreation Center.
  21. Entry and exit must be through the doors near the Recreation Center Supervisor and Equipment Station.
  22. Lockers may be rented on a six-month or one-year basis. $30 for six months, $60 for one year. If lockers are not cleaned out or renewed on or before the expiration date, the items will be cleared out, kept for one week, and then discarded. The Christiansburg Recreation Center is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen locker contents.
  23. All equipment stored in the classrooms is for the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation use only. Individual use of mats and play equipment is prohibited unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
  24. Suspension may be increased or made permanent if an individual repeats an offense or attempts to enter the Christiansburg Recreation Center while under suspension.
  25. The Director of Parks and Recreation has the authority to suspend an individual for any violation of the rules and regulations for the Christiansburg Parks & Recreation Department.
  26. Christiansburg Parks and Recreation will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  27. We reserve the right to suspend participation as the result of behavior problems that disrupt programs and/or participants. The director has the authority to revoke any individual's privileges of using the Christiansburg Recreation Center for any length of time for disorderly conduct.

Inclement Weather Policy

  • If the decision is made the day before to close Montgomery County Public

    Schools in person classes the next day due to inclement weather, the Christiansburg Recreation Center will not open until 8 a.m. and all scheduled programs will be canceled for that date.

  • If a decision to cancel Montgomery County Public Schools in person classes is not made by 5 a.m. the day of, the Christiansburg Recreation Center will open and operate on a normal schedule. All scheduled programs will be canceled for that date. 

  • If Montgomery County Public Schools are delayed in the morning due to inclement weather, all programs before noon will be canceled for that morning.
  • If Montgomery County Public Schools are released early due to inclement weather, all programs after noon will be canceled for that afternoon/evening.
  • If Montgomery County Public Schools after–school activities are canceled, all of our evening programs will be canceled for that evening.

Christiansburg Recreation Center Rental Policies

  • Rentals will only be available when the requested area is not being utilized for Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation programs.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to rent areas in the Recreation Center. 
  • Check with the Master Scheduler for rental availability.
  • If the area to be rented is available, a contract will be made that the renter must sign and pay in full within 48 hours in order for the area to be held. The receipt must be brought to the rental and shown to front desk staff to prove payment.
  • Rental reservations will not be made more than 30 days in advance unless otherwise approved by Administration and not less than one week in advance for rooms and two days in advance for courts of the date requested. 
  • All rentals must be completed within one hour of the Recreation Center closing time.
  • Programs, classes and meetings sponsored by the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation take priority over any rental applications.
  • Christiansburg Parks and Recreation will not assume responsibility for any personal property used on Town of Christiansburg premises.
  • Any damage to Town of Christiansburg premises or extra cleaning required as a result of the group’s use must be paid by that group or individual.
  • No admissions may be charged and no sales may be conducted unless approved by Recreation Center Administration staff.      
  • Smoking or the use of any tobacco products is prohibited in the Christiansburg Recreation Center.
  • Only non-alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the Christiansburg Recreation Center.
  • All areas must be left clean and orderly.  A Recreation Supervisor will check the area after the rental and it must be left in excellent condition, or an additional $30 cleaning fee may be added for rentals of up to 75people. Renters may elect to pay the $30 cleaning fee prior to the event, in which case the Recreation Center staff will handle tear down and cleanup of the rental. Rentals of over 75 people will be charged a $50 cleaning fee.
  • Stored materials are for the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation use only.
  • Confirmation for a specific area rental does not include group usage or other areas in the Christiansburg Recreation Center.  Regular Christiansburg Recreation Center policies will be followed at all times.
  • Participants using the Christiansburg Recreation Center must enter through the main doors near the Recreation Center Supervisor and Equipment Station.  Parking must be in the main lot only.  Please do not park in the staff lot.  
  • Rental fees:  Individuals and Private groups. 
  • A custodian (cleaning fee) may also be required in addition to rental fees. 
  • All rentals will be based on a two-hour minimum.  All rental fees are subject to change.
  • Rental requests for tradeshows, conferences, concerts and any other event that may require the use of the entire Christiansburg Recreation Center will be determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation and Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.

Policy on Children

  • Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times (unless they are participating in a Christiansburg Parks and Recreation program or attending a special event). 
  • Home-schooled children will be permitted to use the Christiansburg Recreation Center Monday thru Friday for physical education. They must be accompanied by their parent, guardian and/or teacher. If not accompanied, they will not be allowed to utilize the Recreation Center during Montgomery County Public Schools normal hours. Students who attend Montgomery County Public Schools will not be allowed to utilize the Christiansburg Recreation Center during Montgomery County Public Schools normal hours. 
  • Unless stated otherwise in the class description, adults are asked to wait outside of the classroom during the child's class time. 
  • Adults are asked not to bring children to their classes. Children brought to adult classes interfere with other participants and the instructor. 
  • Please be advised that the Town reserves the right to require parental/guardian supervision in the event that a participating child becomes disruptive during their program. If the issue persists, the participating child may be asked to leave the program permanently. Behavior deemed serious enough by the program supervisor may result in immediate suspension from the program

Partial Refund Policy

  • Partial refunds will not be issued for classes or programs unless the instructor is unable to complete the class. In the case of canceled classes due to inclement weather, partial refunds will not be issued if at least 80 percent of the scheduled activity has met. When possible, a canceled class or activity will be rescheduled. 
  • Partial refunds will not be issued for less than $5. 

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.