New Alcohol Policy at Pool

With the change in Virginia law and a change in our insurance effective July 1, Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association (“DHARA”) has implemented the following policy relating to alcoholic beverages.

Alcoholic Beverages: A paramount goal of DHARA is to provide a safe, civil, cooperative, enjoyable, family-friendly atmosphere for all of its members and for the DHARA staff and volunteers who manage the pool operations and support its activities. Alcohol is permitted on premises, subject to Virginia law, including the Alcoholic Beverage Control laws and regulations, and in compliance with these DHARA rules:

a.  At no time will DHARA provide, sell, or store alcohol for the consumption of its members, permit holders, or guests.
b.  DHARA requires members, permit holders, and guests to drink and act responsibly and to limit alcohol use around the water.
c.  If your party includes beginning or inexperienced swimmers, attend to them while they are swimming and refrain from consuming alcohol.
d.  Underage drinking is prohibited.  Do not leave alcoholic beverages unattended or otherwise assessable by underage pool attendees.  The local police will be called if any underage drinking is witnessed.
e.  Glass containers are not permitted in the pool area, the bathhouse, or any location where members, permit holders, or guests may be traversing with bare feet. (DHARA Rule 3.7)
f.  Disorderly or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. (DHARA Rule 9)
g.  Anyone consuming alcohol on the premises is responsible for having a safe means of leaving, such as a designated driver.
h.  We do not, under any circumstances, accept responsibility for any harm that results to yourself, anyone else, or any property due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
i.  Anyone not complying with these rules may be directed to leave the premises immediately or may be suspended from returning. (DHARA Rule 9.1)