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2003 CRPR Pricing Policy


Ronald J. Woodhead, Director
Note: 2003 Aquatic and Pavilion Reservation Fees were officially approved on 19 Nov 02.
Updated: 24 Nov 02
Fully approved by Board action on 17 Dec 02
Centre Region Parks & Recreation Board / Centre Regional Recreation Authority
Signed by Dr. Rick Marboe, 2002 Chair

Pricing Policy Summary for 2003

This document works in conjunction with the proposed 2003 CRPR Budget, currently under consideration by the five participating municipalities. A balanced combination of User Fees and Municipal Contributions are vital to the ongoing success of CRPR.

% Revenue from Fees & Charges, by fund for 2003:

Fund Name
Fund 45
Parks & Rec.
Fund 46
Pool Ops.
Fund 48
Pool Capital
Fund 49
Sr. Center
Fund 47
Nature Ctr.*

All Funds

Total Revenue**

$950,466 $293,094 $67,500 $148,057 $99,701 $1,558,818
Total Municipal Contributions $731,022 $55,494 $65,000 $97,134 $25,000 $973,650
% Rev. from Municipal Contributions 77% 19% 96% 66% 25% 62% from
municipal contributions
Balance From: 23% from
Program Fees & Pavilion Reservations
81% from
Aquatic Fees
4% from
Interest Earnings
28% County; 6% Program Fees 75% from
Program Fees,
Grants, Rentals,
& Donations
38% from
other sources

* includes nature center operations and capital improvements
** Total Revenue does not include carryover balances from 2002

Fund 40 Parks Capital Equipment is not shown since it is funded entirely from Fund 45 Parks & Recreation.
- If Pool Operations and Pool Capital are combined, the percentage of municipal support is 33% for 2003; the percentage from aquatics fees is 67%.

Program Pricing Process
The values represented by the reasonable program fees offered by CRPR are important to residents. Staff must verify that program fees cover all related expenses. The agency will continue to promote “recreation scholarship” options to assure that programs are made available to youth unable to afford the program fees.

Picnic Pavilion Reservations
The Fairbrook Park pavilion will be added to the list of reservable pavilions for 2003. A total of 31 pavilions are available for public use, and 17 will be available for advance reservation. The pavilion reservation fees will remain at $30/$35 for 2003. The fees were last adjusted for the 2002 picnic season.

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
In view of the ongoing improvements to facilities available, this policy adjusts the facility rental rates and group program rates (page 7).

Centre Region Senior Center
Just as in 2002, a donation of $10 per meeting will be requested from each group for after-hour use of a meeting room. The proceeds from those donations will be used only to improve program operations at the Senior Center.

Aquatics (page 10)
An adjustment of the fee policy is proposed for the 2 outdoor pools for 2003:
•           Daily Admission:
                          - $3.00 per person for children age 1-10               (increase from $2.50)
                          - $3.50 per person for swimmers age 11+            (no change)
                          - retain the Adult Non-swimmer Fee of $1.00 per person
•           Season Passes for Birth Years 1993-2002 and Birth Years 1938 & Earlier:
                          increase from $25 R / $38 NR
to $30 R / $45 NR.
•           Season Passes for Birth Years 1939-1992: stays at $45 R / $68 NR.
•           Combine all ages in the Group Admission Rate at $2.75 (was $2.50 ages 1-10 and $2.75 for 11+).
•           Provide for a $5.00 discount for all “Early Bird” 2003 season passes purchased through 30 Apr 03.
•           Increase the “After 5 PM Family Swim” admission rate to $2.75 per person (was $2.50).
•           Continue the 10-Visit Pack with a resident rate of $31.50 (vs. $35 for 10 daily admissions).
•           Pool Private Group Rental Rates: continue the hourly pool rates for each pool (page 13)
•           General Swims at the HS Natatorium: continue the fee of $3.50 per person (last raised for Fall 2002).

Other Services
No changes are proposed to 2003 fees (page 16).

End of 2003 Policy Summary


            For 2003 the agency will continue the existing process used by CRPR staff to calculate program and league fees. In essence, program and league fees are established based upon an examination of all costs involved with offering that program or league. With the number of special events and low-cost programs offered, each program may not cover expenses, but as a group the programs are self-supporting.

• The pricing process for each program includes identifying direct costs (personnel, transportation, supplies) and indirect costs (fees for background checks, facility expenses, insurance, publicity, overhead, etc.). Overall, program participants are asked to bear the cost for individual services (i.e., pay as you go). However, an important component of determining the program fee is to review the fee history for that program. Given the many recreation opportunities in the region, coupled with the fact that CRPR is a public agency, the agency intends to keep the fees competitive. Since the fee is a function of costs as well as the planned number of participants, staff will strive to keep the number of participants appropriate for a quality experience and the fees as low as possible.

• The resultant program or league fee establishes the “Resident rate.” The Resident rate applies only to residents of the 5 participating COG Parks & Recreation municipalities (State College Borough, College Twp., Ferguson Twp., Harris Twp., and Patton Twp.). The Nonresident rate has been previously-established by Board action at 150% of the Resident rate (Resident rate + 50%).

• In the case of aquatic instructional programs held at the High School Natatorium, before 2000 the residents of Halfmoon Twp. and the SCASD section of Benner Township were included in the Resident rate, since they had contributed to school district capital costs through their SCASD real estate taxes. (Halfmoon Twp. and the SCASD section of Benner Township do not cooperate in funding CRPR operational costs). In view of the increased fees that were implemented by SCASD to recover pool operational costs, the CRPR Fee Policy provided that Halfmoon Township & Benner Township residents were to be charged the nonresident rates for CRPR aquatic programs held at the HS Pool after 01 July 00. This policy will continue for 2003.

• Recreation services are especially valuable to youth. Any adjustment in fees requires that the agency take steps to accommodate those individuals that would benefit from our services, but cannot afford the respective fees. In view of agency budget limitations, for 2002 the Board authorized the Director to waive any amount of the fee for youth as necessary, and wished to:
             - use the School Lunch Program as a measure of need, and
             - seek special Gifts-For-Park donations for recreation scholarships.
During 2001, CRPR granted 58 fee reductions/waivers totaling $1,336. Through October 2002, 92 fee reductions/waivers were granted totaling $2,808 for the year.

• Volunteer coaches are very important to the success of our youth sports programs. Therefore, the registration fee for one youngster per household will continue to be waived if their parent serves as a volunteer team coach for that program. This is intended only as a gesture of thanks from the agency, rather than a payment for volunteering.

• With respect to adult league operations, the Recreation Supervisor will not prepare or distribute a league playing schedule that contains a team that has not paid in full. This policy was initiated in 2000 and will continue.


             The agency will maintain the same reservation fees & policies for pavilions in 2003. The pavilion rates were last changed for 2002 (to a $35 rate for those pavilions in parks with flush toilets, and $30 for those in parks with portable toilets). Prior to 2002, designated pavilions could be reserved for $30/$25. A chart of all current pavilions and amenities is listed on Page 6.

Year # of Reservable Pavilions # of Reservations Issued Fee per Reserved Event
1997 7 558 $20
1998 10 634 @ $25/ $30
1999 11 832 @ $25/ $30
2000 11 849 @ $25/ $30
2001 14 875 @ $25/ $30
2002 16 836 @ $30/ $35
2003 17 - @ $30/ $35

• The rate covers the pavilion reservation for the time period (start time to end time within one day) that the group leader specifies for the permit at the time of application. It is a “per event” rate, not a “per day” rate.

Any cancellations or schedule changes 7 or more calendar days prior to the reserved time are eligible for a 50% refund, credit, or transfer to another reservation.
Any cancellations or schedule changes less than 7 calendar days prior to the reserved time are not eligible for a refund, credit, or transfer.

If weather conditions (at the park) prohibited use of the facility, the CRPR Office must be notified by phone no later than 5:00 PM on the first business day after the reservation day. CRPR will attempt to reschedule the group at no additional charges during the current season, pending current availability. No refund or credit can be provided.

• All park pavilions may be used at no charge if the facility is not reserved in advance by another group. The fee is charged for the privilege of reserving a picnic pavilion in advance. Specifically, permits issued for the 6½ -month 2002 pavilion season included the following reservations for each pavilion:
             Blue Spring                                 18                      Orchard                                          48
             Haugh Tract                                20                     Spring Creek #1 (upstream)        147
             Graysdale                                    4                       Spring Creek #2 (downstream)   116
             Holmes-Foster #2 (lower)        38                      Spring Creek #3 (Walker Trt.)     17
             Holmes-Foster #1 (upper)       35                      Sunset #1 (right)                           112
             Homestead                                  9                      Sunset #2 (left)                              109
             Lederer                                       23                     Tudek                                              112
             Millbrook Marsh Pavilion      19                      PF Pool Pavilion                             9
                                                                                           2002 Total                                  836

Pavilion permit revenue for 2002 will total $24,171 @ $30 or $35 per event. Of the 836 reservations in 2002, 674 of the permits were paid, 115 were reserved for CRPR activities, and 47 were reserved for SCASD uses.

During 2003, 17 park pavilions (including the PF pool pavilion and the pavilion at the nature center) will be available for advance reservation; 14 other pavilions are not reservable in advance. The agency continues to use the computerized facility reservation system of the SportsLog database, which was placed into operation in January 1998. Prior to that time each reservation and the weekly calendars were prepared manually.

For 2001 the agency implemented a policy where payment-in-full was due at the time the reservation was made (via credit card over the phone or in-person payment at the counter). If necessary, the person who makes the reservation can then take care of any necessary reimbursements from their company or organization. This policy has worked out very well and will be continued for 2003.

The information on the bottom of the Page 6 lists those 14 pavilions that are not reservable. Generally, the non-reservable pavilions do not have sufficient supporting facilities to accommodate regional group events.

• The park pavilion rental fee for State College Area School District-sponsored groups will continue to be waived for Monday through Friday (daytime and evening) uses during the school year (from 14-days prior to the opening of school through the last day of school for students). Uses at other times will be charged the standard fee. The fee waiver does not include uses (or pavilion rentals) at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center or at the outdoor pools.
During 2000, the fees for 40 pavilion reservation permits were waived for SCASD ($1,200).
During 2001, the fees for 50 pavilion reservation permits were waived for SCASD ($1,505).
During 2002, the fees for 47 pavilion reservation permits were waived for SCASD ($1,580).
With regard to SCASD events on municipal park facilities that go beyond pavilion use, the District will be invoiced to recover incurred maintenance & staff costs directly associated with the event. The Large Group Event policy will apply to school events held on all municipal and Authority properties.

• Since the agency deals with so many nonprofit groups, civic groups, and sport club groups, and since the pavilion reservation fees are so reasonable (in terms of a per-person cost), the agency does not expect to waive or reduce pavilion fees for groups, except for SCASD (per above) and as provided in the Park-Partners Policy for workday events.

• At this point all groups will be able to apply for a reservation on the first business day of the new year, and all are charged the standard permit fee (except as provided above). The agency is not proposing differential rates (or definitions) for “nonresident groups;” nor is it proposed to delay the application period by nonresident groups (i.e., where resident groups would be permitted to reserve pavilions starting 02 Jan, while nonresident groups could reserve a pavilion starting 01 March). These restrictions may be proposed in future years.

• The Board approved a “Large Group Event Policy” for regional parks in April 1999, which apply to group activities in all municipal parks depending on the size of the group for the event.

• For 2001 the Board authorized a supplemental $5.00 Electrical Fee to be charged if the group wishes to request access to electricity as part of their event (only at pavilions with electrical service). Access to the electrical box in the pavilions is possible only with advance notice to the CRPR office.

17 Municipal Picnic Pavilions Available for 2003 Reservations

Municipality Park Name Fee per
Max. Group No. of
Harris Twp. 1. Blue Spring Park $30 48 6 Portable No
2. Lederer Park (includes use of 2 pavilions) $30 96 12 total Portable No
3. Holmes-Foster Park Pavilion #1 (Upper) $35 128 16 Flush Yes
4. Holmes-Foster Park Pavilion #2 (Lower) $35 128 16 Flush Yes
5. Orchard Park $35 128 16 Flush No
6. Sunset Park Pavilion #1 (Right) $35 128 16 Flush No
7. Sunset Park Pavilion #2 (Left) $35 96 12 Flush No
8. Spring Creek Park Pavilion #1 (Upstream) $35 80 10 Flush No
9. Spring Creek Park Pavilion #2 (Downstream) $35 80 10 Flush No
10. Spring Creek Park Pavilion #3 (Walker Trt.) $30 32 4 Portable No
11. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Pavilion $30 64 8 Portable No
Ferguson Township 12. Fairbrook Park $30 72 12 Portable No
13. Homestead Park $30 64 8 Portable No
14. Tom Tudek Memorial Park $35 128 16 Flush No
15. Graysdale Park $30 96 12 Portable No
16. Haugh Tract Park (3225 Circleville Rd.) $30 96 12 Portable No
17. Park Forest Swimming Pool $35* 64 8 Flush Yes

                                                                                                                   * plus pool admissions

14 Municipal Park Pavilions are available at no charge
for Public Uses (w/o reservations)

State College Borough:             Smithfield Park, Tusseyview Park
College Twp.:                            Dalevue Park, Slab Cabin Park (w/ 2 pavilions)

Ferguson Twp.:                         Meadows, Suburban Park, Greenbriar-Saybrook Park
Harris Twp.:                              Fasick Park, Kaywood Park, Nittany View Park
Patton Twp.:                              Oakwood Park, Woodycrest Park

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center - 2003 Fee Policy

As recommended by the MMNC Advisory Committee on 06 Nov 02.

             Visitors to the nature center are important to the growth of the center and the first priority is to encourage those uses without endangering the visitor, the resource, or the facilities. Group or organizational uses of the facility present the greatest potential for both positive nature center visibility and, unfortunately, damages and injuries. The purpose of this section is to establish group policies and fees for the facility and program services.

             The policies and fees are subject to change by the Centre Regional Recreation Authority as nature center facilities are improved. A group is defined as an organized, non-family body of people consisting of 8 or more individuals. Note that the current Centre Region Code Agency-approved “inside capacity” of the barn is 40 people per floor. The standard fees listed below do not include any type of fund-raising event (see next page). The facilities are available April-Oct. only, except by special permission of the CRPR Director.

1.     Use of Grounds Only (No Program or Instructional Services): (No change from 2002)

to include use of the picnic tables, portable toilets, drinking fountain, parking, and trash removal only. This option permits no use of or access to buildings, interior equipment, the telephone, or any shelter in case of rain. The picnic pavilion may only be used if it is not reserved by another group. In view of the size of the marsh area, the agency may grant permits for more than one group per time depending on the activity and area of use.
Not counting CRPR programs, the center hosted 18 uses (458 visitors) with a “grounds only” permit during 2002.

Fee: No charge for up to 40 people at one time. However, advance notice to CRPR is required in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with a group who may be renting use of the Pavilion or the “Barn and Grounds.” Further, if the group number exceeds 40, the group must request a “Pavilion” or “Barn & Grounds” rental.

2.    Use of Picnic Pavilion Only (No Program or Instructional Services): (No change from 2002)

In line with other CRPR pavilion reservations, the reservation fee for the nature center pavilion is $30 per event per day, and payable at the time the reservation is made. A maximum group size of 64 applies to the pavilion. The pavilion may be used at no charge if it is not reserved by another group. Not counting CRPR programs, the pavilion was reserved 15 times (for 726 visitors) during 2002.

3.    Use of Barn & Grounds (No Program or Instructional Services): (revised for 2003) to include access to and use of the main floor of barn, plus all features of the “Grounds Only” reservation.

             Fee: Up to 2 hours per day (minimum): $40.00, payable in advance (was $35 in 2002)
                          Hourly Rental after 2 hour minimum: $15.00 per hour, payable in advance

These fees above are for up to 40 people on-site. A $5.00 per event surcharge will be made if the group numbers 41 or more on-site. In no case may occupancy of the barn exceed 40 people per floor at any time. The renting group is guaranteed exclusive use of the main floor-level in the barn. The starting time shall be considered as that time when the barn is requested by the group to be opened for access. The ending time shall be considered as that time when the barn may be locked up or ready for another rental. With a barn rental, no use of the pavilion is permitted; however it may be reserved separately. Not counting CRPR programs, the barn was rented on 23 occasions (with 1,446 visitors) during 2002. Some of the groups may have also used the pavilion.

4.    Program & Instructional Services for Groups: (revised for 2003) can be provided if requested at least 3-weeks prior to the rental date. Not counting CRPR programs, 36 group programs (for 1,436 visitors) were furnished during 2002.

•           If the group selects one of the “Special MMNC Group Programs” (a 2-hour program presented by MMNC staff), the only fee is a $3.75 per participant program fee (was $3.50 in 2002). The facility rental fee for either the barn or the pavilion will be waived. The facility for the program (either the barn or the pavilion) will be determined by the Recreation Supervisor - Nature Center. If the group wishes to utilize a second facility, that facility may be reserved by the group at the rates listed above. Any student or child who attends the program with the group must be registered, including siblings or friends who are present with the group. A charge of $4.75 per person (was $4.50 in 2002) will be due on-site for any extra participants in the program. Adults are not charged for youth programs. Groups of more than 25 will be scheduled for multiple program sessions as determined by CRPR staff. Group leaders should call Centre Region Parks & Recreation for more information and scheduling. An estimated fee for this service must be paid in full at least 7 days prior to the event. All final payments are payable immediately after the event.

•           If the group does not desire to have a standard group program, the facility rates (above) apply to the event, and a program fee will be calculated to recover all costs for planning, materials, instructors, and cleanup. Payment in full will be due at least 7 days prior to the event.

•           Groups should have at least one adult per ten children, or as determined by the CRPR staff. Group participants under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult unless they are visiting as part of a school group.

5.     Friends of Millbrook Marsh Nature Center: (No change from 2002)

A membership fee of $35 per household per calendar year provides the following benefits:
•           Knowledge that members are supporting a local environmental education effort,
•           A Friends Newsletter: The Millbrook Marsh Messenger (4 issues per year),
•           A Calendar of Programs and Events at MMNC (included with the newsletters),
•           A Millbrook Marsh Nature Center window decal,
•           10% discount off program registration fees and facility rental fees (does not include group programs),
•           A $2.00 discount on the purchase of one MMNC T-shirt (regularly priced at $10)
Contributions to the nature center are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by the IRS. A household membership includes the head of the household and adults/children living at that residence for the current calendar year. As of 12 Nov 02, there are 33 charter members of the Friends group.

• All uses of the facility must end at dusk, except by written permission of the Director of Parks and Recreation.

• The Director is authorized to require the group to provide a Certificate of Insurance for the proposed event(s), listing Centre Region Parks & Recreation and Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority as an additional insured. The appropriate types and amounts of coverages shall be determined by Centre Region Parks & Recreation.

• Centre Region Parks & Recreation may specify permitted use-areas, schedules, and all activity locations that are in the best interest of the nature center. In addition, CRPR may establish the level of training required of group leaders to conduct any activities in the marsh, or may require that a CRPR staff member accompany the group. The costs for this leadership shall be added to the facility rental fee.

• All proposed activities must conform to the lease agreement with Penn State, as well as any agreements that may be made with nature center partners.

•Fees and regulations associated with the planned Wetlands/Water Laboratory at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center will be presented to the MMNC Advisory Committee and the Centre Regional Recreation Authority for approval prior to implementation.

Fund-raising Events at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center:
A fund-raising event is defined as any activity which generates revenue in excess of the costs involved with that particular program or event. Any group may apply for a Fund-raising Event Permit no less than 60 days prior to the planned event, by submitting a written request to Centre Region Parks & Recreation for review. The request shall provide all information regarding the event or program. The Director shall obtain approval of the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority at a regularly-scheduled meeting for each request of this type. The permit fee, which shall be determined by the Director and approved by the Authority, will reimburse the nature center for all costs involved (in addition to the facility rental fees listed above).


Most programs offered at the Senior Center are led by volunteers or interns, so no fee is charged to participants. Senior Center programs (daytime) utilizing the PC Learning Lab are charged a rate of $1.00 per person per hour in order to help offset computer supplies and maintenance costs.

With regard to evening room uses by community groups, starting in 2001 all groups were requested to provide, in addition to the $25 security deposit, a donation to the Senior Center in the amount of $10 per meeting. All funds raised from donations are available for use only on Senior Center programs and projects. Currently the following groups utilize the center for evening or weekend meetings:

GROUP NAME: 2000 Uses
(no charge)
2001 Uses
2002 Uses
2003 Projected Uses
Volunteer Tax Assistance 22 19 20 21

The Aids Project 

37 22 0 0
Wellspring Youth Offenders Program 38 6 1 1
Sight Loss Support 6 6 6 6
S.C. Bird Club 3 2 0 0
Housing Transitions Inc. 2 0 0 0
Sierra Club 2 0 0 0
Toastmasters 1 4 2 2
S.C. Community Land Trust 1 0 0 0
C.R. Bike Coalition 1 1 0 0
Peace Center 0 2 1 0
Special Olympics 0 2 0 0
Ombudsman (Centre County) 0 4 4 4
Blind Association 0 0 8 8
Wildlands Restoration 0 0 5 3
Overeaters Anonymous 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 113 in 2000 68 in 2001 48 in 2002 46 in 2003

The additional costs with these uses involve utilities, limited additional custodial work, and the staff making arrangements for the reservation and the door key. The success of the donation policy has been limited . . . in 2001 only 5 meetings (from 5 groups) out of the 68 uses elected to provide a $10 donation. 2001 donations for use of the Senior Center totaled $50; 2002 donations have totaled $100. However, it is recommended that the donation policy be continued in 2003.

AQUATICS - 2003 Fee Policy

Park Forest Community Swimming Pool & Wm. Welch Community Swimming Pool

For 2003 the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority will:

• retainthe policies that:
(1) all entrants (swimmers, non-swimmers, sunbathers, etc.) must pay an entrance fee (via daily admission or season pass). Of course, someone entering only to find a patron or drop off an article will not be charged. Non-swimming accompanying adults (not dressed in swimwear) will be admitted at $1.00 per person.
(2) Entrance fees (daily admissions & season passes) are not eligible for refunds or credits, and Season Passes are not transferable.
(3) All entrants age 10 & under must be accompanied by a responsible adult (age 16+).

• revise the daily admission fee (for residents and nonresidents):

from (2002) $2.50 per person age 1-10 $3.50 per person age 11+
to (2003) $3.00 per person age 1-10 $3.50 per person age 11+

• revise the “After 5 PM” admission fee to $2.75 for all ages (was $2.50 in 2002; not offered in 2001).

• combine the Group Admission Rate for all ages to $2.75 (was $2.50 ages 1-10 and $2.75 ages 11+).

• revise the 2003 season pass rates:
             Birth years 1993-2002                             $30 R / $45 N (was $25 R / $38 N)  
             Birth years 1939-1992                             $45 R / $68 N    (No change from 2002)
             Birth years 1938 and earlier                     $30 R / $45 N (was $25 R / $38 N)

• continuethe 10-Visit Pack at $31.50 for residents only (= 10% discount off 10 daily adult admissions) (for residents, age 11-64 only). Each admission ticket may be used by a different person. The discount associated with the 10-Visit Packs are not valid after 5 PM (when admissions are $2.75).

• retain the $3.50 per person fee for the CRPR General Swim Events at the High School Natatorium. This fee was increased to $3.50 for Fall 2002.

• continue to calculate aquatic program fees in accordance with the Program Budget Worksheet.

• For all “early-bird” pass purchasers (Dec. 2002 - April 30, 2003), the agency will provide a $5.00 discount on the 2003 season pass prices (the discount does not apply to 5th + Family Member passes).

Daily Entrance Fees for Park Forest & Wm. Welch Pools:

Daily Entrance Fees for Wm. Welch Pool & Park Forest Pool: 1996
Daily Entrance Fee
(under Age 1 yr. free)
$ 2.25 $ 2.25 $ 2.50 $ 2.50 $3.00 $3.00 $2.50 1-10yr
$3.50 11+yr
$3.00 1-10yr
$3.50 11+yr
Group Admission Fee
(Per the Group Fee Policy)
$ 1.25 $ 1.25 $ 1.25 $ 1.75 $2.00 $2.50 $2.50 1-10yr
$2.75 11+ yr
After 5 PM Fee $ 1.25 $ 1.25 $ 1.25 $ 1.25 $2.00 Not offered $2.50 $2.75

Season Pass Fees for Park Forest & Wm. Welch Pools:

Season Pass Fees for Wm. Welch Pool & Park Forest Pool: 1997
R / N
R / N
R / N
R / N
R / N
R / N
R / N
Under 1 year old n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c Born 2003
A. Age 1-5 (thru 2001)
      Age/ 1-10 (2002 >)
$ 9/ $14 $12 / $18 $15/$22.50 $18 / $27 $20 / $30 Age 1-10
$25 / $38
Birth Yrs.
$30 / $45
B. Age 6-64 (thru 2001)
     Age 11-64 (2002 >)
$32/ $48 $33 / $50 $34 / $51 $36 / $54 $40 / $60 Age 11-64
$45 / $68
Birth Yrs.
$45 / $68
C. Age 65 + $ 9 / $14 $12 / $18 $15/$22.50 $18 / $27 $20 / $30 $25 / $38 Birth Yrs.
Thru 1938
$30 / $45
Early Bird Incentive:
(available for the first
4 household members,
R and NR)
$ 3.00 before
30 Apr 97
for Type B passes only
$5.00 Aquatic Fee Coupon through
April 30 for Type A, B, C passes.
$5.00 Aquatic Fee Coupon through
April 30 for Type A, B, C passes.
Thru 12/31/99: ‘99 prices w/ $5 Aquatic Coupon.
1/1-4/30: ‘00 prices + coupon.
12/31/00: ‘00 prices w/ $5 Aquatic Coupon.
1/1-4/30: ‘01 prices + coupon.
For Type
 A, B, C Passes Reduced by $5 from Dec. 2001 through
30 Apr 02
2003 Prices
For Type A, B, C Passes Reduced by $5 from Dec. 2002 through
30 Apr 03
Family Rate R / N
(must all reside at
same household)
5th and up
@ $10.
5th & up
(No coupon)
5th & up
(No coupon)
5th & up
(No coupon)
5th & up
(No coupon)
5th & up
(No discount)
5th & up
(No discount)
10-Visit Pack
(for ages 11-64 only)
$20.00 $20.00 $22.00 $27/$30 Not offered $31.50 R
$35.00 N
$31.50 R
$35.00 N
HS Natatorium
General Swims
$ 2.00 $ 2.00 $2.50
Fall ‘99
Fall ‘00
$3.00 $3.50
Fall ‘02.

Resident rates are for residents of CRPR-participating municipalities.

Note: as in 2002 . . .

● All entrants age 10 & under (born in 1993 or later) must be accompanied by a responsible adult (age 16+).
● Non-swimming adults (not attired in swimwear) will be admitted at a rate of $1.00 per person.
● A “Pool Pass Photo Daywill be held from 10 AM - 4 PM on Sat., 17 May 03.
● The agency will hold a FREE SWIM DAYat both pools on Saturday, 31 May 03. The purpose of the Free Swim Day is to promote use of the pools and program registrations.
● The agency plans to continue the popular “CRPR Hot Night Swims” (open until 10 PM) on days as selected by staff.
● Pending plans for another “Family Day” in August, the agency proposes to again hold a “Dollar Day” with $1 cash admissions for that event.

With regard to season pass fees, a common comparison is to determine how many daily admission visits it takes to pay for a season pass. Note that during a typical summer the pools are open for 100 days, weather-permitting.

In this table: R = Resident of a participating municipality; N = non-participating municipality.

Year Season Pass Fees Daily
# of Visits for Payoff
Age 6-64
Toddler & Sr.
Age 6-64
1995 $29 R
($44 N)
$7 R
($10 N)
$2.25 13 visits R
(20 N)
3 visits R
(5 N)
1996 $31 R
($47 N)
$8 R
($12 N)
$2.25 14 visits R
(21 N)
4 visits R
(6 N)
1997 $32 R
($48 N)
$9 R
($14 N)
$2.25 14 visits R
(22 N)
4 visits R
(7 N)
1998 $33 R
($50 N)
$12 R
($18 N)
$2.50 13 visits R
(20 N)
5 visits R
(8 N)
1999 $34 R
($51 N)
$15 R
($18 N)
$2.50 14 visits R
(21 N)
6 visits R
(8 N)
2000 $36 R
($54 N)
$18 R
($27 N)
$3.00 12 visits R
(18 N)
6 visits R
(9 N)
2001 $40 R
($60 N)
$20 R
($30 N)
$3.00 14 visits R
(20 N)
7 visits R
(10 N)
2002 Age 11-64
$45 R
($68 N)
Age 1-10, 65+
( $38 N)
Age 1-10 $2.50
Age 11+ $3.50
Age 11-64
13 visits R
(19 N)

Age 1-10 10 visits R
(15 N)
Age 65+ 7 visits R
(11 N)

2003 Age 11-64
$45 R
($68 N)
Age 1-10, 65+
($45 N)
Age 1-10 $3.00
Age 11+ $3.50
Age 11-64
13 visits R
(19 N)
Age 1-10   10 visits R
(15 N)
Age 65+    9 visits R
(13 N)

* The Daily Admission Fee applies to residents and nonresidents.

Aquatic Program Fees
Fees for regular CRPR programs will be calculated by using the Program Budget Worksheet. Per established Board policy, nonresidents (including Halfmoon Twp. residents and the SCASD section of Benner Township), are charged 150% of the resident rate.

Birthday Party Area Rates (Park Forest & Welch Pools):

Party Area w/ tables at the 2 outdoor pools 2000 & 2001 2002 & 2003
$10.00 / table per 2 hr. session + all pool admissions. 2 Tables $15.00 for 2 tables
+ all pool admissions.

2003 Private Group Rental Rates (Park Forest & Welch Pools):

2003 Pool Rental Rates Park Forest Pool* Welch Pool**
Up to 50 People $75.00 / 1st hour $100.00 / 1st hour
51 to 100 People $90.00 / 1st hour $125.00 / 1st hour
101 to 150 People $105.00 / 1st hour $150.00 / 1st hour
2nd hour rate $50.00 $75.00

*The pool rental at PF Pool includes use of the pavilion.
** The pool rental at Welch Pool includes use of the slide.

The estimated rental fee must be paid in full no less than 7 days prior to the event date; otherwise, the rental will not be scheduled. Final payments based upon actual attendance are due immediately after the event. The pools are available for rentals starting at 8 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings (after the regular closing time of 8 PM.) All rentals must end no later than 10 PM. Minimum Rental: 1 Hour (if over 1 hour, total time charged will be for full hours only.) The provisions of the CRPR Large Group Event Policy will apply for rentals involving more than 100 people. The proper forms must be completed for all pool rentals.

Picnic Pavilion at Park Forest Pool:

In line with the other 17 regional picnic pavilions that may be reserved, the pavilion inside Park Forest Swimming Pool may be rented and reserved at a rate of $35 for the event, during regular pool hours. However, in addition to the rental fee, all pavilion users (including non-swimmers) must pay the standard admission fee, use their season pass, or use 10-Visit Pack tickets. The pavilion was regularly used by visitors during 2002, and rented 9 times during the pool season. A special information sheet about renting the PF Pool Pavilion in 2003 will again be available. The Pool Rental process (above) will apply to any pavilion rentals after normal pool hours.

For 2001 and 2002, the Board authorized a promotion during the months of June and July (2001) and June only (2002) where pavilion event guests (maximum of 64) would be provided in advance with pool admission tickets at a promotional rate of $1.00 per person (+ the pavilion rental fee). The tickets would be required for both swimmers and non-swimmers, and would be paid in advance and provided to the group leader prior to the rental. The discounted tickets would only be valid during the times of the pavilion rental. For 2003, the same policy is proposed again for June only.

Park Forest Community Swimming Pool  / Welch Community Swimming Pool

The 2003 CRPR Pricing Policy includes:
• Daily Admission Rates:
                        $3.00 per person Age 1-10
                          $3.50 per person Age 11+
• Season Passes (Resident /Nonresident):
                         $30 / $45: Birth years 1993-2002 and Birth years 1938 and earlier
                          $45 / $68: Birth years 1939-1993
 • 10-Visit Packs for ages 11-64 only at $31.50 R ($35 for nonresidents)
 • A non-swimming (and not attired in swimwear) chaperone rate of $1.00 per person
 • An “After 5 PM” Admission Rate of $2.75 per person (for all ages)
• 2003 Group Admission Rate of $2.75 per person       (for all ages)

If an organization requests the Group Admission Rate, the request will be considered with the following provisions:

• In the interest of safety, groups must schedule all swim dates & times at least 24 hours in advance with the Aquatics Supervisor. Generally, no more than three groups of up to 35 members each will be admitted to each pool at one time, except with the express approval of the Aquatics Supervisor. The Pool Staff may decline admission of any unscheduled groups at the Group Admission Rate.

• A group is defined as a non-family party consisting of at least 10 persons, including supervisors and leaders.

• An organization may send no more than 35 group-members (including supervisors) at any one time onto pool grounds for an afternoon period,

• The 35 group-members from that organization may stay on pool grounds no longer than 2 hours

(i.e., 1-3 PM, 3-5 PM). The 2 hour period includes the 15-minute Adult Swim Periods at 2, 3, and 4 PM. The Group Admission Rates are not available for admission after 5 PM.

• The group supervisors must accompany and actively supervise the swimmers during the entire period. At least one supervisor must be present for each 10 children.

• All entrants related to the group will be included in the calculation of the group admission fee at $2.75 per person (i.e., supervisors, chaperones, group leaders, babysitters, parents, swimmers & non-swimmers), except non-swimming chaperones, not attired in swimwear, will be admitted @ $1.00.

             This policy applies to all groups and organizations, including CRPR camp programs. The maximum time per day is 2 hours per swimmer-group (vs.2-hoursperorganization). If the organization has more than 35 children, they may choose to rotate groups of up to 35 into the pool, reduce their pool time to accommodate their schedule, or rotate the days per week that a particular group would visit the pool. Group Admission fees are not eligible for refund or credit.

             The group leader will log-in (and log-out) with the Pool Cashier, certify the group count for each visit, sign the invoice for payment of the appropriate entrance fees (terms: net 10 days), and be responsible for the conduct and the 2-hour (maximum) schedule of the group on pool grounds. Groups who abuse the supervision policies, pool conduct rules, invoice payments, or the time limits may be suspended from using the pools by the Pool Managers, Aquatics Supervisor, or the Director.

             This policy was adopted in response to pool customer concerns, and to provide a fair trade off for the reduced group entrance rates. No time restrictions will apply to groups if they purchase standard daily admissions, 10-visit packs or individual season passes.

2003 Summer Swim Schedule
As of 24 Nov 02
Please note that a 2003 Season Pass is valid at either pool.
All times are “weather-permitting” and are also subject to change pending the SCASD Calendar.

Day / Date
Park Forest Community Pool
2100 School Drive, Patton Twp.
238-4515 (in-season)
Wm. L. Welch Community Pool
670 Westerly Parkway, S.C.
237-3964 (in-season)
Sat. May 17
(rain or shine)
Pool Pass Photo Day (10 AM- 4 PM)
Both pool offices (only) will be open for season pass purchases and photos.
Sat. May 24 Closed for Staff Training
Sun. May 25 -
Mon. May 26
General Swim Noon -5 PM
Family Swim 5-8 PM
Adult Lap Swim 7-8 PM
Tue. May 27 -
Fri. May 30
School Day Schedule
General Swim 3-8 PM
Adult Lap Swim 7-8 PM
Sat. May 31 -
Sun. June 1
General Swim Noon -5 PM
Family Swim 5-8 PM
Adult Lap Swim 7-8 PM
NOTE: Saturday, May 31 is a “Free Swim Day” at both pools!
Mon. June 2 -
Fri. June 6
(Current Final
School Day)
School Day Schedule *
General Swim 3-8 PM
Adult Lap Swim 7-8 PM
2003 Regular Season Hours: Saturday, June 7* - Monday, Sept. 1 Labor Day
2003 Park Forest Community Pool Wm. L. Welch Community Pool
Starting June 7
Adult Lap Swim: 11 AM - Noon
General Swim: Noon-8 PM
Adult Lap Swim: 7-8 PM
Starting June 9*
Adult Lap Swim: Noon-12:45 PM
General Swim: 1-5 PM
 Family Swim: 5-8 PM
Adult Lap Swim: 7-8 PM

* The School Day Schedule may be extended due to any makeup days required by SCASD.

• The weekday lunchtime Adult Lap Swim at both pools will start on the first day of the Regular Season Weekday hours (currently June 6). The evening lap swim times will be available on prior weekdays, as noted above.

• During Family Swim, anyone under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

• During the regular season, either Park Forest Pool or Welch Pool may be closed on Tuesday or Thursday evenings for scheduled swim meets. When a swim meet is scheduled for one pool, the other pool will be open (weather-permitting) for the Adult Lap Swim and the Family Swim on that evening.


Show Wagon Rental:
In 1999 the “CRPR Show Wagon” (a flat-bed wagon used as a mobile-stage) was rebuilt. A rental fee of $40 was initiated for the Show Wagon during 2001, and will be continued for 2003. It may only be used by non-profit groups, and only as a stage or performance platform. Any use by commercial groups is prohibited, as is any use as a parade float. The $40 fee must be paid prior to the day of delivery, and includes one delivery trip and one pickup trip for the rental. Any movement of the Show Wagon by CRPR staff during a multi-day event would be made with a Moving Fee of $20. Any necessary cleanup of the Show Wagon after the event (remove trash, staples, nails, etc.) would result in Cleanup Fee of $20. Finally, the cost of any repairs necessary as a result of the rental would be invoiced to the group.

“Sport Pack” Picnic Kits:
As a public service, the agency has provided duffle-bags (containing sports equipment) to requesting groups or individuals. In view of the staff and equipment costs to provide this service, it is proposed that the agency continue the successful rental policies started in 1998:
-offer one Sport Pack to groups for use at paid pavilion reservation events at no charge, with a security deposit of $10/group. If additional sport packs are required for the renting group, they may be rented per below.
-rent a Sport Pack to other groups for private or public uses at $5 each, plus a security deposit of $10 / group.
If any item is missing from the sport bag when it is returned, the entire $10 security deposit will be forfeited.

Holiday Costumes:
The Agency will rent out the Santa Claus and Easter Bunny suits to residents of participating COG municipalities (for non-commercial uses only) for a rental fee of $20 for a 48 hour period, plus a $40 refundable security deposit.

Club Partner Services:
This section of the Fee Policy is now covered by the (pending) Program Partner Policy.

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