ERC Guidelines


  • The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to adjust membership fees as necessary
  • Fees may be paid monthly or yearly
  • Memberships can be purchased at the Check-In counter and are available to Elgin residents and non-residents
  • All members must sign an Activity Waiver
  • A government issued ID must be presented at time of purchase of membership
  • All patrons must adhere to ERC rules. Please contact ERC staff for more information on facility rules, policies, and procedures
  • ERC staff has the right to remove anyone from the premises
  • All membership policies will be reviewed annually
  • Youth under the age of 18 must have their memberships signed by an adult aged 18 & older
  • All youth 12 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older to enter the Recreation Center
  • All members must check in upon entering the Elgin Recreation Center
  • Fees do not include externally contracted classes, leagues, tournaments, special events or concessions
  • Members may only register their children for programs that are specifically noted as being for children based on age requirements
  • Membership includes access to the Elgin Recreation Center, Morris Memorial Pool, and the ability to register for programs and services listed for members
  • Members will receive a 10% discount on all facilities managed by the Elgin Parks and Recreation Department

By purchasing a membership/day pass to the Elgin Rec Center, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the facility rules. A complete list of facility rules and the discipline policy can be found in the lobby area.


  • Youth 12 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years old or older
  • No food or open drinks in the Gym; only water only in a plastic container with a secured lid or squirt spout is allowed
  • Must wear proper attire and footwear; example, no heels or cowboy boots on the gym floor
  • Every person entering the gym must have purchased a membership or day pass
  • You must use headphones to listen to music
  • Do not throw basketballs at emergency doors or windows

Zero Tolerance for:

  • Inappropriate/offensive language
  • Fighting or threats of violence
  • Physical abuse or hostility
  • Destruction of city property

The following are NOT permitted:

  • Hanging from the rims or nets
  • Throwing balls at the windows or other patrons


  • Only individuals aged 15 years or older are allowed to enter by themselves
  • Individuals aged 13 - 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Individuals 12 years and younger are not allowed to enter
  • You must clean equipment after every use; disinfectant wipes available in weight room
  • Drinks must be in a sealed container
  • Free weights and dumbbells may not be dropped on the floor
  • Re-rack weights after every use
  • Use weight collars/clips with bars and weight plates
  • Allow other members to "work in" and share equipment with you
  • You must use headphones to listen to music


  • If a class is crowded, participants cannot reserve space or equipment for anyone not present
  • Patrons must be at least 15 years of age to participate in fitness classes unless otherwise stated
  • Participants who enter a class after the warm up has concluded may be asked to leave
  • For the comfort and safety of participants, a towel and water bottle are recommended for fitness classes
  • No cell phones are to be used inside the Studio during class instruction
  • The instructor reserves the right to ask a participant to leave for refusal to follow these policies
  • Put away all equipment after use