Fort Lane Park Permit and Rules



Please complete this page & the Hold Harmless Agreement & mail to: Dave McDonald (Park Liaison & Reservations), 153 Whitcomb Dr., Geneva, FL 32732  OR email: 


Date (s) of Activity: ___________________  

Person Making Reservation & Organization:_____________________________________________  


Address: _________________________________________________________________________  

Email: ___________________________________________________________________________   

Telephone Number (s): ______________________________________________________________  

Number of Persons (not to exceed 50) _________________________________________________  

Number of Pets & type (not to exceed 2) ________________________________________________  

Planned Activities:__________________________________________________________________  

If Camping - Type of Camper (Tent, RV, etc.)_____________________________________________  

Suggested Tax Deductible Donation for Camping (Rustic/Tent – No Hookups or Dump Stations)

Individual/Family - $12 a night for a single site up to 4 people.  

Organized Youth & Adult Group Camping - $1 per youth, $2 per adult per night.  

Fort Lane Park is owned and operated by the Geneva Historical Society, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with no government funding.  We ask that you make a donation toward upkeep and insurance whenever you reserve the pavilion or the entire park for private or group use.  

Place your donation in the lockbox in the pavilion or mail to Ron Myers, Treasurer, GHGS, PO Box 124,

Geneva, FL 32732 (Checks should be made payable to Geneva Historical Society) Thank You!


Signature:  ___________________________________________Date________________________  

Your signature indicates understanding of the conditions 

& acceptance of the rules.

Park Rules


It is your responsibility to know the rules of the park.


·        Park is open from sunrise to sunset for normal public use. Quiet hours are from 9 P.M. to 8 A.M.    

·        Use of fireworks or other explosives is prohibited. Firearms are prohibited.  

·        All pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash at ALL times. Clean up after your pet.   

·        Take out what you bring in. Clean up after yourself. Take home all items you placed in the refrigerator. Carry a trash bag & pick up litter. Take trash with you or place in the cans provided & leave cans inside the pavilion. 

·        Conserve water. There are water spigots on the outside ends of the pavilion. The hoses are not to be used for playing, washing vehicles, etc. 

·        Keep the restrooms clean. Do not wash food, clothing, dishes, personal items or clean fish in restrooms.

·        No alcohol, boat launching, or swimming permitted.

·        Children under 18 years of age shall be the responsibility of the registrant & shall be supervised at all times by an adult. 

·        Climbing on or sitting in trees is prohibited.  Do not carve, chop, cut, or damage any live trees. Leave natural areas the way you find them.  

·        Do not damage or remove any historic or archaeological resources.

·        No wood or artificial log fires are permitted except in park fire ring located in middle of park. Observe Seminole County burn restrictions. Remove any grass, twigs, leaves & extra firewood surrounding fire ring. Also make sure there are not any tree limbs or flammable objects hanging overhead.  Do not start campfires with gasoline or camping fuel. Do not put cans, bottles, plastic, food or rocks in fire ring.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING FIRES UNDER CONTROL.  Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving.

·        Only street-legal motorized vehicles are permitted in the park.  No ATV’s permitted.   

·        Visitors of registered campers will observe regular park user hours & park rules.  

·        Must be 18 years of age or older to rent a campsite.    

·        Camper’s stay is limited to four (4) consecutive days.  

·        Campers must have camping equipment consisting of a tent, covered pickup, camper or motor home.  Electric & water are not to be used to operate campers or motor homes.  Do not release black or gray water. Sleeping in automobiles, in the open or in park pavilion is prohibited.  Camping on lake side of pavilion is not recommended.    

·        Respect our neighbors.  No trespassing onto adjacent properties.


Questions should be directed to:

Dave McDonald, Park Liaison & Reservations


Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.

for Fort Lane Park



The Permittee individually and on behalf of it/myself and any and all organizations with which I may be associated with and its members and participants and my parents, my spouse, and children (and as agents for my parents and children), and any and all derivative claimants understand that the Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. (“Society”) and its officers, agents and employees, assume absolutely no liability whatsoever for any personal injury, death, or property damage or loss that I, any organization with which I am associated and its members, my parents, children or relatives, or any derivative claimant may suffer as a result of being issued the permit set forth herein or as a result of any and all other activities of whatsoever kind, type or nature conducted, accomplished or done on or at the Society Property, specifically Fort Lane Park, and those related areas owned or controlled by the Society.  I am aware that such activities may be hazardous. I (and as agent for any organization of which I may be associated and its members, and for my parents and children) assume any and all risk. In consideration of and as an inducement for me and any organization that I may be associated with and its members being allowed to use the Society Property, specifically Fort Lane Park, I, as an individual and for my parents, spouse, children, (and as agents for my parents, spouse, and children) and relatives, and the organization with which I may be involved and its members, and all derivative claimants including, but not limited to, any and all heirs, assigns, executors, beneficiaries, administrators, and any and all other claimants or legal representatives do hereby forever fully release, remiss, indemnify, acquit, discharge, and hold harmless and blameless, the Society and its officers, employees and agents for any and all personal injury, death, or property damage that I, any organization with which I am involved and its members, my children, my spouse, my parents, relatives, or any derivative claimants or my successors or the successors of myself or those above listed may suffer as a result of, directly or indirectly, the activities on, upon or near the Society Property, specifically Fort Lane Park, or otherwise as a result of permitted activities. I agree to fully and completely indemnify the Society from and against any and all liability, loss or damage that the Society may sustain as a result of claims, demands, costs or judgments (including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees and legal fees (whether pre-litigation, trial related or upon appeal)) arising from injury or loss of whatsoever nature to myself or any of the above listed persons and organizations or my or their property. I, and on behalf of all the above, assume any and all risks, known or unknown, in any way related to all activities, of whatsoever nature, that I may engage in or participate in, on, upon or near the Society Property, specifically Fort Lane Park, or pursuant to the Society permit.  

Signature: ____________________________________ Date:  ________________________  

Organization: ________________________________________________________________


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Fort Lane Park - - - - -  COVID-19 Waiver


Note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID – 19.  The Geneva Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., CANNOT GUARANTEE that you or your guest will not be exposed during your visit to Fort Lane Park.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  COVID -19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  By visiting Fort Lane Park, you voluntarily assume for yourself and guests all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  You are responsible for sanitizing all areas before and after use of the park and facilities.  All trash generated for your event including disinfecting equipment and supplies must be removed from the property.  

All events must stay within the Federal, State, and Local laws and guidelines that are in effect at the time of the event, including social distancing and the number allowed in a group.


By signing this waiver you agree that you have read and understand the above conditions.  


Applicant:  ________________________________         Date: ________________  



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