City fees increasing on April 2

Admission and passes for Red Deer’s recreation facilities will increase by an average of five per cent starting on April 2.

Admission and passes for Red Deer’s recreation facilities will increase by an average of five per cent starting on April 2.

At the same time, registered program fees will also increase by five per cent for non-residents. This increase does not apply to residents of Red Deer or Red Deer County.

On Sept. 1, the majority of facility rental fees will increase an average of three per cent, and others will increasing up to eight per cent to adjust for rates lagging behind the established pricing framework, the city says.

“Rentals and related fees are recommended for increase each year, while admission and pass increases are considered every two years,” said Shelley Gagnon, Recreation, Parks and Culture Department manager in a press release.

“Adjusting these user fees helps to offset the growing operating costs and support operations, which means that services do not rely solely on funding from the tax base.”

Information on admission and pass increases is available at the customer service desks at Collicutt Centre, G.H. Dawe Centre, Recreation Centre and Michener Centre.