City partnering with Brock to develop parks & rec pricing policy

The City of St. Catharines invites residents to have a say in its new parks, recreation and culture services pricing policy.

The City has partnered with researchers at Brock University to develop the City’s pricing policy for parks, recreation and culture services. St. Catharines residents can offer their feedback on the City’s current parks, recreation and culture services pricing structure during focus groups this February and March.

The City also wants to know what residents value most about parks, recreation and culture programming. The City will use the feedback to create its new parks, recreation and culture services pricing policy.

“Our goal is to develop a consistent approach to how we charge for parks, recreation and culture programs and services,” said Amy Tomaino, the City’s manager of business planning and strategic services. “Consistent pricing will allow the City to financially support programs and services where there’s most value to the community.”

Faculty and students in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies have been working with parks, recreation and culture services staff to develop a research plan for the focus groups.

Residents interested in taking part in a focus group can learn more by visiting www.stcatharines.ca/Pricing. Registration and the review of a focus group workbook is required for participants. Focus group participants will receive two free passes to either public swimming or public skating.

Updating the pricing policy for parks, recreation and culture services is a recommendation of the City’s 2015 Recreation Master Plan, and is a priority of the Recreation Master Plan Implementation Advisory Committee.

Source – City of St. Catharines press release

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