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RECenter Sauna Rules

Park Authority employees and authorized volunteer staff have been trained and are obligated to enforce these rules and regulations. Failure to abide by these rules may also result in violators being ejected from the park immediately and prohibited from future use of park property, facilities or services.


  1. Sauna users must be at least 16 years old.
  2. Out of courtesy to others and for their own protection, users are required to wear a bathing suit, clothing or towel.
  3. The sauna is an electrical appliance; therefore do not pour liquid on the rocks or place newspapers, towels or any combustible material on the heater or guard fence.

Guidelines - Sauna:

Temperature: 180 - 200ºF
Humidity: 10 - 15% (dry heat)
Maximum use per sitting: 15 minutes
Maximum use per day: 30 minutes

  1. Pregnant women should not enter the sauna without prior medical consultation. Use of sauna is not recommended for persons with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders or pulmonary diseases.
  2. Do not use the sauna while under the influence of any type of alcohol, drugs, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics or tranquilizers.
  3. Users who feel faint or dizzy in the sauna should leave the sauna immediately.
  4. All metal jewelry should be removed prior to entering the sauna.
  5. To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids before entering and after leaving the sauna.
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