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Longmont Recreation Facility Fees to Increase in New Year

December 15, 2018
Ed Pena works out in the weight room at the Longmont Recreation Center on Thursday.

Longmont recreation facility fees

Longmont’c current recreation facility fees, along with a link to the new schedules of fees taking effect Jan. 2, can be viewed at tinyurl.com/yat34lkg

Effective Jan. 2, people using Longmont’s city recreation facilities will be charged higher admittance fees.

The fee hikes will soon apply to facilities such as the Longmont Recreation Center at 310 Quail Road and the St. Vrain Memorial Building at 700 Longs Peak Ave., as well as Centennial Swimming Pool at 1201 Alpine St., although Centennial is currently is closed for repairs to flood damaged caused by a faulty sump pump in August.

The fee increases were built into the proposed overall 2019 operating budget the city staff unveiled in August and the final budget the council adopted in October for next year.

According to recreation fee schedules the city has posted online, the single-day “drop-in admission fee” for an adult Longmont resident who’s between the ages of 18 and 54 will go from the current $5.50 per visit to $5.75. The drop-in admission charge for a non-resident in that age range will increase from $7 to $7.25.

Drop-in passes for all children up to age 2 will continue to be free.

Longmont children between 2 and 10 years old, who now are charged $4.25 per visit, will be charged $4.50, while the fees for Longmont youths between the ages of 11 and 17 will go from $4.50 to $5.

Drop-in passes for children from families that are not Longmont residents will also cost more. Admission fees for non-resident children between the ages of 2 and 10 will increase from $5.25 to $5.50, and the charge for non-resident children and youths between the ages of 11 and 17 will go from $5.50 to $5.75.

The city’s drop-in recreation facility admission fee for seniors age 55 or more will go from $4.50 to $5, if they are Longmont residents, and from $5.50 to $5.75 if they are not Longmont residents.

Fees are being hiked for 20-visit passes, from $82.50 to $86.75 for all ages of Longmont residents, and from $103 to $108 for non-residents.

Also going up next month are quarterly and annual passes for resident and non-resident recreational facility users.

Monthly and quarterly passes can be used at all year-round indoor recreational facilities as well as for outdoor facilities such as the Ice Pavilion that’s generally open from mid-November through mid-March, as well as at Sunset Pool and the Kanemoto and Roosevelt activity pools that are open in warm-weather months.

Current fees that the city has been collecting since the city opened the Ice Rink for skating this fall will not change in January, though.

As for Centennial Pool, a Nov. 30 posting on that facility’s website — tinyurl.com/yd96wufz — reported that the project to repair the August flood damage and to replace boilers, the sump pump and electrical equipment are “progressing well” but did not give a projected reopening date.

Contact Staff Writer John Fryar at 303-684-5211 or jfryar@times-call.com or twitter.com/jfryartc

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