Olsen Pavilion Rules, Regulation and Advisements

  1. No campfires allowed; fires can only be made in the designated BBQ pits. Private BBQ pits are allowed but should be small enough to be moved about by hand. Vehicles may not be driven on the park grounds.
  2. No dunking booths, hot air balloons, pony rides, bounce houses or livestock without prior approval.
  3. Tent or overnight camping is prohibited. The pavilion must be vacated by midnight.
  4. Dogs are to be kept under restraint at all times by means of a leash. Owners should clean up after their pets.
  5. It is unlawful to cut or destroy vegetation.
  6. All vehicles must park in designated spaces with appropriate credentials or permits when necessary. Parking for event attendees should be prearranged with Transportation Services and it should be noted that on certain days, guest parking may not be available.
  7. All firearms, air guns, crossbows, and bows and arrows are prohibited.
  8. It is unlawful to litter the university campus. Please use trash containers provided.
  9. Advertising on university property requires permission.
  10. Golfing or (practice) driving of golf balls in RV Park locations or adjacent green space is prohibited.
  11. If port-o-pots are desired, placement must be coordinated with Transportation Services.

Severe Weather Best Practice

Transportation Services recognizes the importance of safe practices during outdoor activities as they relate to weather hazards. Please become familiar with the following “Best Practice” recommendations as guidelines for decision-making related to outdoor activities during hazardous weather conditions. The safety of park guests is of utmost importance to us!

All participants and guests of Texas A&M University facilities are advised to be aware of developing or approaching weather hazards before arriving and during all outdoor activities. Guests are responsible for monitoring all available resources concerning weather hazards and determining the best course of action in suspension or continuation of outdoor activities.

Recommended Resources Include:

  1. Local Radar - Information can be obtained from websites containing local satellite information such as intellicast.com, weather.com, or KBTX.com. (KBTX.com has the most current radar.)
  2. KBTX-TV - KBTX frequently has a meteorologist on-duty and will go live with weather reports if conditions warrant. They also have live Doppler radar.
  3. Observation - All persons are advised to use sight and sound when monitoring possible weather hazards.
  4. NOAA Weather Radio - Continuous broadcasts on weather radios, with updated weather information are available through NOAA Weather Radio, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  5. To receive “Code Maroon” alerts, you can sign up at codemaroon.tamu.edu

Recommended Actions Include:

  1. At the first sound of thunder and/or sight of lightning, suspend activities and seek shelter in the safest location available for a minimum of fifteen minutes. With each audio/visual warning, start a new fifteen minute count.
  2. An enclosed substantial building or metal vehicle with the windows rolled up is suggested as safest shelter.
  3. Avoid metal fences, dug outs, water, light poles, trees, hills, and electrical equipment.
  4. The presence of excessively high winds, heavy rain, hail, and/or funnel clouds should also be cause for suspension of activities and evacuation to a safe shelter.
  5. If you continue your outdoor activities when severe weather approaches and the lightning prediction system has sounded, you do so at YOUR OWN RISK.

Reassess the Hazard/Utilize Available Resources

  1. When thunder has not been heard and lightning has not been seen for 15 minutes, activities may be resumed with caution.
  2. When weather conditions change, all available resources should be consulted again to aid in the determination of resuming activities.

In case of emergency dial 911.

University Police Department 979.458.8552

Transportation Services Dispatch 979.845.0057