Gymnasium/ Open Gym Schedule and Rules

To reserve the basketball court or volleyball court inside the gymnasium, a permit is required. A Group User Information Packet, forms, and applications can be printed under Applications and Forms. Refer to the tables below for open gym schedules for basketball and volleyball. For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Bill Barry.

Open Gym

Open Gym requirements - Each participant needs to have a completed waiver form along with Code of Conduct to use Open Gym. Once completed, an ID card will be created for you. This card will be required for all future check-ins. All participants 14 and under must have a parent/legal guardian present while using Open Gym. 

Starting August 19, 2016, new open gym fees will be effective. 
  
Lake Forest Residents and Commercial Residents
Fee: Free. There is no charge for initial issuing of the ID Card to all Lake Forest residents and commercial residents. Replacement cards are $15.

Lake Forest Residents must show proof of residency:

  • Driver’s License, California ID or Utility Bill showing a Lake Forest address.
  • Minors may provide an AERIES printout from the Saddleback Unified School District showing a Lake Forest address. 
  • Waiver form must be filled out (please confirm information).

Commercial Residents must show proof of Commercial Residency:

  • A "Commercial Resident" is considered individuals who live in Lake Forest.
  • A “recent” pay stub, business card, or an official letter on company letterhead from the Human Resources Department within three (3) months from the date of application showing a Lake Forest address.
  • P.O. Boxes may prove residency by providing one utility bill in their name, showing a service address in Lake Forest.
  • Waiver form must be filled out with their personal information.
Non Resident Fees
 
  • $5.00 daily fee
  • $100 per calendar year (begins January 1 to December 31 of the following year)
  • $40 remainder of the 2016 calendar year (Valid from August 19, 2016 - December 31, 2016)

Basketball

Day
Time
Monday - Friday 
* Photo ID Required 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday - 30 and up
* Photo ID Required 
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
* Photo ID Required 
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday
* Photo ID Required 
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Day
Time
Wednesday - 14 and up
* Photo ID Required 
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday - 14 and up
​*Photo ID Required
                                  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
* Photo ID Required 
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday
* Photo ID Required 
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Gymnasium allocation by the Community Services Department include:

Gymnasium: One main court or two side courts
Indoor Basketball Courts 

Hourly Gymnasium User Rates

Classification
Group
1
Group 
2*
Group 
3
Group
4
Group
5
Group
6
Group
7
Group
8
One Court
No Charge
$5 per
participant
$25
$35
$35
$50
$65
$75
Full Gym
No Charge
$5 per
participant
$50
$70
$70
$100
$130
$150
*Group 2 rates – If gymnasium is utilized outside of center hours, an additional $12.00 per hour rate applies.
All gymnasium fees will be billed on a monthly basis. Payments must be made by check or cash to the City of Lake Forest. Payments will be considered delinquent 30 days after the invoice is issued. Organizations submitting late payments will jeopardize their ability to use City of Lake Forest facilities in the future.

Gymnasium reservations that are unused are subject to a “no show” penalty as follows:

1st offense: Written warning
2nd offense: $20.00 per penalty
3rd offense: $35.00 per penalty and potential loss of future facility time
General Policies

All gymnasium users are required to abide by the following general policies. Failure to abide by these policies may result in the revocation of current permits and denial of future facility requests.

  • Applicant shall abide by all applicable laws including the prohibition of smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • The City is not responsible for personal injuries, lost, damaged or stolen property.
  • Insurance Requirements: All organizations, clubs, tournaments, and commercial groups renting a facility must provide $1 million of liability insurance coverage for the permitted dates. A certificate of liability insurance and an endorsement letter naming the City of Lake Forest as additionally insured must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of the rental date. User groups that cannot provide the correct insurance documents will not be granted a permit.
  • Please plan on bringing dollies or wagons to carry equipment and supplies onto the park grounds.
  • Safety:  Any malfunctioning sprinklers, lights, or other mechanical park features should be reported to City staff immediately at (949) 949-273-6960. Please call 911 for emergencies. All group users are expected to be safety conscious at all times.
  • Scoreboard Use at the Sports Park: An $825.00 refundable deposit is required to use the scoreboards at the Sports Park fields/gymnasium. In addition, a current Scoreboard Agreement must be on file with the Community Services Department. After the last rental date has ended, the scoreboard deposit will be fully refundable, less any expenses to pay for damage to equipment. Damage to scoreboard controllers must be reported to Sports Park personnel immediately. Scoreboard controllers must be returned on a daily basis.
Application Checklist

To participate in the field allocation process, a team or league must complete the following paperwork:

  • A team or league information card;
  • A field reservation form, noting preferred practice or game times or requesting use of the batting cages or gymnasium.
  • Valid proof of insurance, with an endorsement certificate, conforming to the City’s required coverage limits; $1 million dollar policy listing the City of Lake Forest as additionally insured.
  • All paperwork must be submitted by established deadlines.
An application can be denied if:

  • Requested amenities are not available;
  • The requested use is inconsistent with applicable laws/rules; or, 
  • The requested use could be detrimental to the best interest of the City, as determined by the Director of Community Services.
Each applicant shall be at least 21 years of age and act or designate one person to act as the coordinator of all rental matters.
Proof of Residency (Group 2, 3, and 4)

Acceptable proof of residency must be submitted for all Lake Forest Residents. Residents of Foothill Ranch, Portola Hills and parts of Trabuco Canyon (92610, 92679 and 92630) will be recognized as Lake Forest residents. Proof of Residency includes a recent copy (within the past 3 months) of utility bill, SVUSD Aeries Portal printout, or a California Driver’s License with a Lake Forest address. The Community Services Department reserves the right to request additional documentation, if the need arises. No league will be designated field allocations without proof of residency for all rosters. Leagues submitting fraudulent rosters are subject to the loss of all allocated time.
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