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Waiver & Release

Important Information:

The Rockford Park District is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. The Rockford Park District continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participants’ safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for this program must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreational programs/activities.

You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward are physically fit and/or adequately skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way or recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity.

Warning of Risk:

Golfing is an activity intended to challenge and engage the physical, mental and emotional resources of each participant. However, despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury. Understandably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen. Risks attendant to golfing include poor conditioning or technique; being struck by a golf ball or club; being struck by lightning; slipping on wet surfaces; slip and falls associated with the choice of spikes; accidents with golf carts; inconsiderate play; horseplay; defects in course design; tripping over sprinkler heads, and ruts/holes/depressions in the grass. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the Rockford Park District to guarantee absolute safety.

You should always stand away from and behind a player making a shot and be aware of the flight patterns of balls being hit by other players when you are around the greens and alongside the fairways. You should watch where you are walking (i.e., uneven terrain, sprinkler heads, surface imperfections, etc.). When playing a shot from a wrong fairway, ensure that the players playing that fairway are aware of your presence. During a thunderstorm, do not ride in golf carts or stay outdoors; seek shelter in buildings, vehicles, or other locations that offer protection (avoid open fields, water areas, wire fences, overhead wires, isolated trees, and hilltops). Drive carefully and slowly in golf carts, they are not toys.

Waiver and Release of All Claims and Assumption of Risk

Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this program/activity, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program/activity (including transportation services and vehicle operations, when provided).

I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program/activity, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in this program/activity against the Rockford Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees.

I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. If registering on-line or via fax, my on-line or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.