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Inflatables Policy

County of Florence County
Florence County Parks and Recreation Department

Inflatables Policy



Purpose: To establish guidelines for the use of inflatables, bounce houses, and other similar play equipment or apparatus (known as inflatables) in Florence County parks and facilities. The County of Florence desires to provide safe parks and recreational opportunities for all its visitors. To achieve this goal, Florence County is charged with ensuring that park patrons and user groups comply with reasonable standards which promote safety and enjoyment of all Florence County parks and facilities. This policy applies to all individuals or groups (known as User) that make use of any inflatable play equipment, "bounce house" or similar apparatus in any Florence County park or facility.


Use of inflatables in Florence County parks and facilities requires the User to agree to the following terms and conditions:

1.
User shall submit a Facility Reservation Application and applicable fees for the use of a Florence County park or facility.
2.
User shall inform Florence County, at the time of submission of an application, the intention to use and inflatable.
3.
Inflatables must be rented from a company that can provide Florence County with proof of liability insurance, (minimum $1,000,000) with Florence County named as an "Additional Insured."
4.
For a public event, in addition to the vendor, the User must supply Florence County with proof of liability insurance, (minimum $1,000,000), with Florence County named as an "Additional Insured.
5.
Florence County Parks and Recreation reserves the right to limit the number and size of inflatables being used.
6.
All documentation pertaining to proof of liability insurance must be submitted no later than one week prior to event for review and approval. Inflatable requests for Florence County parks and facilities, with the exception of Lynches River County Park, are to be submitted to the Director of Florence County Parks and Recreation. All inflatable requests for Lynches River County Park are to be submitted to the Parks Superintendent or designee.
7.
Inflatables are to be set up only by qualified representatives of the rental company in compliance with the manufacturer's specifications.
8.
With the exception of Lynches River County Park, Users of inflatables will be responsible for providing a generator to power the inflatables. Florence County does not provide electricity. Generators must be marked as Quiet and shall not generate noise in excess of Florence County Parks and Recreation standards. The generator shall be placed a safe distance from the inflatable; electrical cords must be properly insulated, grounded and covered to prevent tripping hazards. Gas cans shall not be stored in close proximity of the generator.
9.
Inflatable requests for Lynches River County Park must have a Community, Building rental scheduled during the time of use of the inflatables. Electricity for operation of the inflatable will be included ┬╝ith the rental for use. The Inflatable must be removed from the property by the ending time of the rental in the Community Building.
10.
Inflatables must be under supervision, at all times, of an adult who is at least 18 years old. Users must provide adequate supervision so that the user is in compliance with the manufacturers' recommendation and reflects safe levels of operation. Florence County Parks and Recreation assumes no responsibility for any bodily injury or damage to personal property. Inflatables are not allowed to be left in any Florence County Park/Facility overnight.
11.
Inflatables must be free standing and weighted. Stakes are prohibited in Florence County Parks unless approved as a special condition of a special event.
12.
Inflatables must not be tied or tethered to trees, tables or other park amenities.
13.
Placement of Inflatables at Lynches River County Park will be at the discretion of Parks Superintendent or Ranger Staff. Inflatables are not permitted on the grass area at the Community Building.
14.
Users of Inflatables at Lynches River County Park must not exclude other park users visiting the Park. Any limitation of other park visitors will result in immediate termination of use.
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The User is responsible for any and all dam ages that may be caused by the Inflatable, to the park.
16.
Florence County Parks and Recreation is not responsible for any dam ages to the Inflatables.
17.
No vehicles are allowed on turf or on walkways within the Florence County parks.
18.
Privately owned or non-commercial inflatables, including but not limited to those that use water features as part of the apparatus, are prohibited in Florence County Parks.
19.
At its sole discretion, Florence County Parks and Recreation may deny approval of inflatable play equipment not listed in this agreement.