Parks & Recreation brought in just over $1.3 million in revenues for FY11.FY12 conservative estimate of approximately $1.28 million.Reduction in revenues is due to corresponding reduction in program offered (eliminated Adult Flag Football, one season each of Adult Volleyball and Kickball, and will turn over the Girl’s Softball Program to the Brazos Valley Girl’s Softball Association).FY12 Recreation Fund subsidy reduced by almost $193,000 compared to FY11.Overall Department subsidy reduced by $458,071 for FY12.
*If asked about priority of field use tier rankings.
Parks & Recreation User Fees
Parks and Recreation DepartmentProposed FY12 User Fees October 27, 2011 1
2009 Council Directive November 23, 2009 meeting, Council directed staff to: Form subcommittee of stake holders to discuss and recommend Parks & Recreation user fees Implement a Resident/Non-Resident fee differential (50% now; 100% at next review) Expand Field Redevelopment fees to include rentals Insure that recommended fees in these areas would not jeopardize hosting of tournaments 2
Athletic Fields Subcommittee Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Convention and Visitors Bureau Youth and Adult Soccer Little League and Select Baseball Youth Softball & Adult Softball ASA Representatives Tournament Organizers Parks and Recreation staff (liaisons) 3
Differential between resident and non- resident fees (with exception of youth sports) Instruction programs (swimming, water fitness, and tennis) Lincoln Center membership and rentals Pavilion rentals Race equipment rentals Swimming pool rentals Adult sports 4
Athletic Fields Include field redevelopment fees with rentals One fee for all rentals with scheduling preference given to local area organizers Assess additional fees to cover any expenses incurred beyond what is included in rental 5
Changes to the FY12 Fee Schedule Increase in resident/non-resident fee differential from 50% to 100% in those areas previously identified (as per Council direction in 2009) Increase in rental fees for facilities Minimal increase in Lincoln Recreation Center fees and select Adult sports 6
Changes to the FY12 Fee Schedule No changes Youth Programs Youth Leagues Swimming Lessons and Pool Admission X-tra Education Classes Field Redevelopment Fees 7
Changes to the FY12 Fee Schedule Parks & Recreation Fee Schedule Parks & Recreation Advisory Board reviewed and approved the proposed fee schedule (5-0) at their August 9, 2011 meeting Municipal Cemetery System Cemetery Advisory Committee recommended no change to the fees at their June 7, 2011 meeting 8
Priority of Use Based on Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Rankings Approved by City Council on March 12, 2008Core Programs – Tier 1 Programs – Tier 2 Programs – Tier 3 Programs –Provide Community Benefit Provide Provide Individual Benefit Provide a Benefit to Non-Greatest level of support Community/Individual Benefit Minimum public support Residents with little or no Greater Portion of Direct cost Cost plus recovery for direct benefit to the community at and indirect costs recovered costs plus percentage of large. Cost plus recovery for indirect costs direct costs plus percentage of indirect costs.Learn to Swim Youth Athletics (City Youth Baseball – Select Facilitated Concerts Programs)Public Swim Youth Baseball - Recreational Youth Soccer – Select Facilitated TournamentsKids Klub Youth Soccer - Recreational Youth Softball – Select Non-Resident ActivitiesStarlight Music Series Youth Tackle Football Swim Team – Annual CompetitiveChristmas in the Park Youth Softball - Recreational Adult CricketEXIT Teen Center Programs Xtra Education Program Adult SoccerLincoln Rec Center Programs Aquatic Programs Adult Ultimate FrisbeeSenior Services Programs Adult Athletics (City Programs) Aquatic Facility RentalsCity Hosted Tournaments Athletic Facility RentalsCSISD Programs Building Rentals Home School Programs ~Sanctioned Tournaments are tied with their association tournaments and fall into the respective tier. 11