Greetings, all! Before I depart for Disney World with Household 6 and the Little Gunner, I wanted to post details from Tucson Parks & Recreation’s reply to my question on user fees for Parks&Rec facilities. Specifically, I asked if Parks&Rec made any provisions for families with financial difficulties.
The following information comes from Fred Gray, Director of Tucson Parks & Recreation. (How did I get Mr. Gray to respond to me? I used the online question form on the Parks&Rec website. It works!) Thanks, Mr. Gray.
Tucson Parks & Recreation offers a Discount Program. It offers reduced fees for “leisure classes, KIDCO, summer clubs, summer swim lessons, senior trips and multiple uses* passes for center or pool use.” The discount is customized to each family’s particular financial situation, as it’s computed based on household size and reported income.
This discount does not apply to daily fees for centers and pools—and I think that’s fair. For a family that plans ahead, you get a discount. For spur-of-the-moment visits, you don’t. BLUF: It pays to plan ahead.
For more information, http://www.cityoftucson.org/parksandrec/rates.php.
And now, it’s off to see the mouse! Fort Buckley will reopen its gates sometime during the week of 17 August.
* All emphasis is added.