Where are you located?
We are located upstairs inside First Presbyterian Church on the corner of 8th St. and Monroe Ave. in downtown Corvallis, Oregon.
When are you open?
Monday through Friday, 9am – 3:45pm (clean up may start as early as 3:30pm), from early October to mid-June. For 2019-20, the year runs from Monday, Sept. 30 to Friday, June 12. CIP follows the Corvallis School District calendar and will be closed during school holidays and weather closures.
Who can play?
Only members of Corvallis Indoor Park may play. During registration, each member will receive six guest passes (total) per year. Children must be in Kindergarten or younger. Older children are not allowed to play. Any guest child attending Corvallis Indoor Park MUST have a liability waiver signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian on file with the park.
How much does it cost?
Per Year: $80
Paid Yearly (October through Mid-June) for each family.
Per Term: $50
Paid each term (fall: October through mid-February; spring: mid-February through mid-June) for each family.
For Daycares: $100 Paid Yearly – Ask us for details.
What does the cost include?
You can use the park with your children of Kindergarten age or younger on any day the park is open (typically, we follow the Corvallis School District calendar). Two parties each year and other scheduled activities are also included in your membership fee. Part of your payment is taking on four co-op jobs during the year.
What level of commitment do I have?
Co-op members are responsible for four jobs per year (2/term). Jobs might include the following:
- Tidying up and closing the park
- Toy cleanings
- Party prep
- Party set up or clean up
Each job takes a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes to complete, except for toy cleanings, which are held on Saturday mornings, which take two hours and count fort two jobs.
What if I can’t show up for my job or take on jobs at the times they must be done?
There are limited opportunities to pay another member to do your jobs. At registration, you can ask the Jobs Manager if anyone is available to take all four of your jobs for the year. If you have an issue with one of your assigned jobs, you can check the list of people willing to do a job for pay. If you simply don’t show up for your scheduled job, your membership may be suspended or terminated.
Do I get a reminder for my job date?
If you have a valid email address on file with us, you should receive an email a few days before your job. However, we ask that you take responsibility for doing your job on the date you signed up for. Please make sure you put the dates on your personal calendar! You can also check the bulletin board at the Park to see who is assigned closing dates for the current month.
Registering for Membership
Once I “Create an Account” am I done?
No. Creating an account is the first step. You must attend registration and orientation, sign up for jobs, sign a waiver, and pay. Membership is on a first come, first served basis and the park fills up quickly. After the park fills up, we will begin a wait list.
When is registration?
Check out the park before joining on Park Preview Day, Sep 26th, from 10am – 12pm.
Returning member registration day is Sep 27th, from 10am – 1pm.
Join the park on New Member Registration Day, Sep 28th, from 10am – 1pm.
Do I have to attend registration?
Yes! You can not use the park until registration, orientation, job sign up, and payment have been completed. While we cannot hold a spot for new members, we do try to work with people if they are unable to attend and the park still has openings.
What if I was a member more than a year ago, but skipped one or more years?
If you’ve been a member at any time in the past, you may register on Returning Member Registration Day (Sept. 27th, from 10am to 1pm). Just promise us that if you have any questions, you’ll ask a board member to make sure you know how the park is currently operating!
What if I can’t make it to registration?
Just shoot us an email (email@example.com) and we’ll work with you to find a better alternative.
Playing at the Park
What is your sickness policy?
We ask that your child be free of fever (without medication) and has not had vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours in order to play at the Park. We hold regular toy cleanings to sterilize all our toys, but we ask that you place toys that have been “tasted” in the appropriate bin to minimize the spread of germs.
How do you clean toys?
We use either a bleach or a white vinegar solution during our regular toy cleanings. For this reason, children are not allowed to attend with you when you do your toy cleaning job. For everyday use, we also have disinfectant wipes available that you can use to clean toys and surfaces.
What if I spot a broken or damaged toy?
We have a bin where you can place broken toys. If you see a larger toy that is broken, please remove the toy from access by children and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to report it.
What if I have older children with me?
Children older than Kindergarten age are not allowed to play at Corvallis Indoor Park. Please try not to bring older children, as it can be difficult to keep them from participating in play. We do this so that the younger children don’t get injured and to minimize wear and tear on our toys, which are designed for play by younger kids.
What should I do with my stroller when I come to the Park?
Please leave strollers against the wall outside of the Indoor Park. Strollers inside the Park are a hazard for playing children.