By Jamie Miller
The Center of Bryant at Bishop Park is currently undergoing some policy changes that are set to[more] take effect immediately. The changes are being brought about by some events that have taken place at the Center concerning membership and entrance into the facilities.
According to Mayor Jill Dabbs, the following new policies will be put into practice at the Center.
• All persons who enter The Center of Bryant at Bishop Park, in any area, will be required to display their membership card or day pass at all times. The only exception to this rule is if the person in question is with a visiting sports team or group that is participating in games or activities at the Center.
• Only 25 day passes to The Center and the aquatic facility will be sold at any given time. The day pass includes access to designated areas inside The Center. The aquatic center pass is limited to the aquatic facility only. These passes must be purchased and checked out at the front desk. The pass must be returned to the front desk at the end of your visit.
• Individuals who purchase a day pass must be 21 years of age or older. A valid driver’s license must be presented at the time of purchase and day pass holders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older, who is either a day pass-holder or Center member. Members of The Center 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
If the above changes do not begin to resolve the issues at The Center, the age limit on members attending without parental supervision will be increased, according to Mayor Dabbs.
There are new member orientations that take place at The Center and members under the age of 18 are required to attend the orientation with an adult prior to being in the facility unaccompanied by an adult.
The city reserves that right to ban anyone from The Center or Bishop Park that violates the rules and regulations.
“The City of Bryant will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of each patron who visits The Center of Bryant,” Dabbs stated. “We are proud of this facility and we will not permit any misuse or behavior that is detrimental to the character of this facility or undermines the safety and comfort of its patrons.”