“When you carve out an area like this, sometimes you don’t think about the issues you might have,” she admitted. “We’ve had an issue with parents coming in to use the range and just putting their kids either in the members’ lounge or in the designated children’s area with something like a Happy Meal and going onto the range for an hour or so.”

Needless to say, this is not how the Clarks intended either area to be used.

“We wanted to create a space where a family could come into the facility and have a place to go with their kids in a supervised way,” Clark said. “We’ve had some people take advantage of it in not so great ways.”

Because of this, the Clarks haven’t focused on the children’s area as much as they could, at least in terms of dedicating more resources to it or highlighting it.

When they have had issues, the staff has managed them by politely intervening.

“The staff have had to go find the parents and let them know it’s really not okay to leave the kids like that,” she said. “We’ve had a couple of situations where the kids have been a bit unruly or not very well behaved, and the staff get kind of upset when they have to handle it, so it has created some customer service and liability issues.”