St. Joseph Beach

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General Policies

All RecSports patrons are expected to be responsible, courteous, and safety conscious at a all times. Disorderly conduct, abuse, or misuse of the facility or its equipment, or disregard for policies will not be tolerated. Violators may be asked to leave the facility and may be subject to disciplinary action. Violators of RecSports policies may also be suspended from using RecSports facilities. 

  • No one may enter St. Joseph Beach unless supervised by a RecSports lifeguard.
  • Gum, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and pets, other than certified animals, are not allowed in RecSports facilities. 
  • All beverages must be unbreakable, spill-proof container that is not glass. 
  • Fires and grills are not permitted at St. Joseph Beach.
  • No littering. 
  • All participants or guardians must remain in reaching distance of a minor if child is under 3 foot 6 inches tall or if child requires a personal flotation device. 
  • Participants may not swim outside of the designated areas or 25 m beyond the dock.
  • All participants requiring diapers are required to wear designated swim diapers with an elastic plastic lining. 
  • Those who seek to photograph, film, or interview individuals at RecSports facilities for commercial use, media use, or class projects, must receive prior written approval from RecSports prior to accessing RecSports facilities. Click here to view the approval process.

St. Joseph Beach Access

  • All patrons must present a valid Irish1Card, Holy Cross College or Saint Mary's College student ID card upon entry. St. Joseph Beach is accessible to all valid Irish1Card holders and their families. RecSports reserves the right to refuse admittance. 
  • Boathouse access is limited to RecSports staff. Restrooms are available for patron use. 

Weather Policy

In accordance with RecSports risk management policy, St. Joseph Beach will close for 30 minutes if there is a reported lightning strike within a 10 mile radius. St. Joseph Beach may also close due to low temperatures, rain, standing water, or other conditions determined unsafe by RecSports. This call will be made by a lifeguard. 

Risk Statement

RecSports' activities are diverse; however, all such activities harbor some level of risk. While the safety of all participants is a primary consideration in the planning and execution of all RecSports' activities, injuries may occur at any level of participation. These injuries may include the exacerbation or reoccurrence of any pre-existing condition or predisposition to injury.