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CERA Sports Park & Campground

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Thank you for visiting CERA Sports Park and Campground. We have a rich history in the Columbus community and continuously strive to offer the best in family fun. We know you will enjoy your visit! Our History: CERA Park, established in 1963 as the Cummins Employees Recreation Association, started as a recreation facility in Columbus, IN, that has 345 acres of beautiful parkland consisting of both indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Most recently in 2012, the CERA Sports Corp was established as a not-for-profit c3 organization that is committed to developing CERA Park into the highest-quality recreation and wellness provider in the community. Saraland offers an 11-acre stocked lake, fishing, 308 site campground, six camping cabins, picnic areas, seven shelter houses, two outdoor basketball courts, four permanent hole sets and three portable sets, six horseshoe pits, two sandpit volleyball courts, a go-kart track, 18 hole miniature golf course, driving range, six tennis courts, outdoor amphitheater, playgrounds, remote control airplane strip, trap and skeet range, nine softball/baseball diamonds, aquatic center with large water slide and toddler play area, 30,000 square foot sports & fitness center with two full gymnasiums, cardio room, running/walking track, weight room, locker rooms, and much, much more. CERA also boasts a beautiful 308 site campground, including camping cabins, and has been a prime location for hundreds of motor coach and camping club rallies. In 2020, CERA was rated as a “9.5 facilities /9* restrooms /9.5 appeal’ campground for the Good Sam Camping Club and is now a Good Sam Certified Destination. CERA has proudly been part of the Columbus community for 50 years and continues its community growth in conjunction with the future of all sports tourism initiatives. CERA is committed to the future growth of wellness, fitness, and recreation catering to all families in Columbus and surrounding communities. Our Vision: - CERA is the highest-quality recreation and wellness provider in our community. Our Mission Statement: - CERA provides safe, high-quality facilities and programs that promote recreation and wellness for our community.

    Activities

  • Water Sports
  • Social Events
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Corn Hole

    Features

  • Firewood Available
  • Sports Courts
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center

Location

3989 South 525 East

Columbus, Indiana 47203


Things to know

Check-in: 2:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM

Rules

-While each park attempts to accommodate your exact spot request, the on-site manager has the ultimate decision for spot placement. AQUATIC CENTER RULES 1. No one is allowed in the pool without a lifeguard on duty. 2. Children (Age 12 and under) may NOT be left unattended. 3. No glass containers, lawn furniture, radios, coolers, food, and/or drinks are allowed in the pool area. You must keep food and drinks in the concession area. 4. Alcohol is NOT permitted in the park. 5. There will be no running, spitting, fighting, horseplay of any kind, profanity, or vulgarity. 6. There will be NO DIVING except on the diving board. PLEASE SEE THE DIVING WELL RULES. 7. For the safety of all patrons, the lifeguards reserve the right to require a swim test of any patron before entering the deep end. A swim test is swimming one length of the lap swimming lane without stopping or touching the bottom. 8. Per State Regulation, only lined swimsuits are allowed in the pool. No t-shirts or hats are allowed in the pool. 9. If you are a spectator and DO NOT have a swimsuit on, you MUST remain behind the fence in the concession or baby pool area. No exceptions to this rule due to State Regulations. 10. Infants in diapers are REQUIRED to wear “swim diapers” while in the pool at all times. Swim diapers may be purchased at the Aquatic Center entrance. 11. Assisted swimming devices are the ONLY floatation devices allowed in the pool. 12. You must be at least 42” to go down the slide. No sunglasses, goggles, swimming, tubes, or lifejackets may be worn while on the slide. SEE WATER SLIDE RULES. 13. You must be under the age of 10 or less than 48” tall to enter the Play Area. A Children MUST accompany adults who wish to enter this area. 14. Lap swimming is permitted during normal operating hours in the designated lanes. These Lines are for lap swimmers only; all other swimming in this area is strictly prohibited. 15. Per State Law, patrons with open or infectious sores will not be permitted in the pool. 16. No patrons are allowed in the first aid room unless they are being treated for an injury, providing information about a victim, or are the legal guardian of a victim. 17. The rope separating the deep end must be up during all regular swimming hours and must NOT be used as floatation support. All patrons are restricted from leaning or hanging on the sliding rope. 18. Adult swims will be conducted every day, at which time all children are NOT permitted in the pool. All children must stay clear of all pools, steps and ladders and stay behind the first seam in the sidewalk. 19. Saraland is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. 20. All Ceraland facilities are non-smoking facilities. WATER SLIDE RULES 1. All patrons that go down the slide MUST be at least 42” tall. 2. All lifeguards are to measure anyone they suspect is under the required height using the measuring bar at the top of the slide. 3. Guards do not dispatch the next person until the person has hit the water, recovered, and exited the catch pool area. 4. No sunglasses, goggles, swimming, tubes, or lifejackets may be worn while on the slide. 5. Parents or other patrons are NEVER allowed to catch their children at the end of the slide. 6. NO jumping off of the slide into the pool. 7. NO standing or walking on the slide. 8. NO headfirst entries – ALL patrons MUST go down the slide feet first. 9. All patrons going down the slide dumping into the catch pool area MUST exit the area IMMEDIATELY. Patrons must stay on the opposite side of the lane line to the catch pool area. 10. Patrons MAY NOT swim in the roped-off area where the slide enters the water. DIVING WELL RULES 1. Only forward dives are allowed off the diving board. 2. Absolutely NO inward dives. 3. Patrons are only allowed ONE BOUNCE when going off the diving board. 4. Patrons that attempt back/forward flips off the board are left to the Lifeguard’s discretion as to whether they can do it safely or not. 5. Only one person on the board at a time. The next patron must wait their turn down on the ground, NOT on the steps. 6. The previous diver MUST BE to the edge of the pool before another patron will be allowed to go off the diving board. 7. Neither patrons nor lifeguards are allowed to catch children off of the diving board. They MUST be able to swim on their own. 8. NO cartwheels, handstands, or other dangerous dives are allowed. 9. Small children are NOT permitted in the diving well area unless they are under the direct supervision of an adult. 10. NO swimming under the diving well rope to exit after a dive. 11. NO SWIMMING IS ALLOWED IN THE DIVING WELL. This area is for the diving board & rock wall use ONLY. AQUACLIMB RULES 1. Lifeguard must be on duty. 2. EXPERIENCED swimmers ONLY. 3. Only one climber at a time on the Aqua climb. 4. Only ONE swimmer at a time in the drop zone. 5. NO DIVING. FEET FIRST ENTRIES ONLY. 6. Exit the pool using the ladder on the same side of the pool. NO crossing in front of the diving board. 7. Flotation devices are NOT permitted. 8. Wait for your turn in a single file line behind the line MINIATURE GOLF RULES 1. Limit playing in groups up to four (4) people. 2. Ball hit off playing surface – 1 penalty stroke (replace the ball where it left the playing surface). 3. Six stroke limit on all holes. 4. You may move the ball six inches from any rail or fixed obstacle without penalty – no closer to the hole. 5. Be considerate of others – no profanity. 6. Do not start on any hole until the group ahead finishes. 7. After reaching the green, player nearest the cup putts until the ball is in the cup. 8. Ball hit by another ball is replaced where it was hit – no penalty. 9. Do not swing putters. 10.Stay out of all water traps and features. 11.Any horseplay on the course may result in termination of park privileges. 12.Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR PETS ON THE COURSE. 13. All other Park Rules apply and will be enforced. MINIATURE GOLF RULES 1. Limit playing in groups of up to four (4) people. 2. Ball hit off playing surface – 1 penalty stroke (replace the ball where it left the playing surface). 3. Six-stroke limit on all holes. 4. You may move the ball six inches from any rail or fixed obstacle without penalty – no closer to the hole. 5. Be considerate of others – no profanity. 6. Do not start on any hole until the group ahead finishes. 7. After reaching the green, the player nearest the cup puts until the ball is in the cup. 8. Ball hit by another ball is replaced where it was hit – no penalty. 9. Do not swing putters. 10. Stay out of all water traps and features. 11. Any horseplay on the course may result in the termination of park privileges. 12. Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR PETS ON THE COURSE. 13. All other Park Rules apply and will be enforced. GO KART TRACK RULES 1. It is required that all go-karts and drivers must register at the CERA Sports & Fitness Center. 2. Each driver must sign a registration form. 3. Helmets are mandatory. 4. The fueling and repair of karts should be done in the marked pit area. 5. Go-karts are to be started only in the pit area. 6. Slick tires are the only form of tire allowed on the track. 7. Go-karts are to be driven counterclockwise on the track. 8. No racing will be permitted on the track at any time. 9. Any child under 18 years of age will not be allowed to drive on the track without parental supervision and the parent’s signature on the front of the permit. 10. All other Park Rules apply and will be enforced. ANY VIOLATION OF TRACK RULES MAY RESULT IN THE TERMINATION OF THE PARK

Cancellation Policy

- Spot2Nite booking fees are non-refundable. - You may cancel your reservation with a 25% cancellation penalty outside of 72 hours of your reservation. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a 100% cancellation penalty. ​