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Spokane Parks & Recreation Raising Fees

KHQ.COM - Spokane Parks & Recreation is dealing with a $2 million loss in revenue this year. Because of this shortfall they're having to raise fees. The following data was released from the city.

2011 Proposed Fees

FEE SCHEDULE:

2008

2009

2010

2011

Swim Lessons [(8) ½ hr]:

$40

$40

$48

$48

Private 1on1 Lessons [(4) ½ hr]:

$80

$100

$100

$100

Swim Team:

$55

$55

$75

$75

Aqua Aerobics:

$40

$40

$48

$48

Lifeguard Certification

$125

$125

$150

$175

Water Safety Instructor Certification

$150

$150

$175

$200

Aquatic Facility Operator Certification

N/A

N/A

$250

$300

  

 

 

 

 

Private Pool Rental (includes staff):

$60/hr

$295/2hr

$295/2hr

$350-$500*

*$350-Under 150 People-$500 over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Parties

N/A

N/A

N/A

$100-$140*

*depends on size of group

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

User Group Rental:

 

 

 

 

Non-Regular Season

$34/hr

$8.50/ln/hr

$8.50/ln/hr

$18/ln/hr

Regular Season (Mid June to End August)

$17/hr

$4.25/ln/hr

$4.25/ln/hr

$8.50/ln/hr

*Storage:

$20/mo

$20/mo

$20

$100

Entire Facility

$80/hr*

$80/hr*

$80/hr*

$100/hr

*various set up and base fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Pass

 

 

 

 

0-3 Years

N/A

Free

Free

Free

Youth (4-17 years

N/A

$15

$30

$60

Adult (18 +)

$65

$30

$60

$120

Family

N/A

$75

$150

$250 *

*Significant discounts will be offered on Season Pass package pricing TBD.

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Swim Fee

 

 

 

 

0-3 Years

Free

Free

Free

Free

Youth (4-17 years

Free

$1/day

$1/day

$2/session

Adult (18 +)

$2/day

$2/day

$2/day

$4/session

Family

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored Swimming

Passes are available to children whose family meet/demonstrate financial need

 

Carl Strong

Recreation Supervisor II

Aquatics, Sports, Facilities

509-363-5415-Office

509-625-6200-Main Parks Number

cstrong@spokanecity.org

spokaneparks.org

 

Financial Picture:

 

 

2008 Actual

2009 Actual

2010 Actual

2010 Budget

2011 Proposed

Revenue

$124,871

$134,689

$288,598

$530,812

$435,000

Expense

$609,947

$568,095

$859,594

$928,257

$1,041,940

Realization is that expenses are increasing at a higher rate than revenue-where will the extra expense money come from?

 Sponsored Passes:

 

Amount Printed

Amount Given Out

Amount Used

35,000 Day Passes

~20,000 Day Passes

~8,800 Day Passes

On the surface this paints the picture that though we have created a barrier by charging a fee we are meeting the demand.  Those who want to swim but can't afford it have a way of getting into the pools at no cost.  Furthermore if the amount of passes actually given out is compared to the amount of passes actually used then we see that there is an imbalance of who actually swim and those who think they want to swim.

2011

Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

 "REVISED" FEE RECOMMENDATION

(Last month's "tabled" fee recommendations are in parenthesis)

October 29, 2010

 

 

Soccer (Field Sport) Fees

 

Dwight Merkel Field Sport

Fees

 

Adult with Lights

 

Adult

 

Youth with Lights

 

Youth

 

Spokane Schools (#81)

Grass Fields

8am – 11pm

 

N/A

 

$30/hr.

 

 

N/A

 

$20/hr.

 

$15/hr.

*New* Early morning discount

6am - 8am

 

 

N/A

 

$25/hr

 

N/A

 

$15/hr.

 

*New*

500+ hours rented

 

N/A

 

$27/hr.

 

N/A

  

   $17/hr

 

 

Artificial Turf Fields

8am – 11pm

 

$65/hr

 

 

$55/hr

 

 

$55/hr

 

 

   $45/hr.

 

 

$45/hr w/lights; $35/hr w/o lights

 

*New* Early morning discount

6am - 8am

 

N/A

 

$45/hr

 

N/A

 

$35/hr.

 

 

*New*

500+ hours rented

 

$62/hr

 

$52/hr

 

$52/hr

 

$42/hr

$45/hr w/lights; $35/hr w/o lights

 

Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Projected Revenue/ Operating Costs

 

Softball/Youth Baseball Complex Use Assumptions:

  • General assumptions based on information provided by the "Albi Stadium Sports Complex Economic Overview", conducted by MIG, Inc. prior to funding & building the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex.
  • Assumes the management model where the city operates the complex but does not presently organize and operate leagues which are typical in most other cities.
  • Grounds Maintenance contract covers Merkel Complex –facility revenue expected to cover all grounds maintenance costs. 
  • Maximum capacity: 3 games per night and 5 nights per week x five fields = 75 league games/ week.  It is assumed that Merkel fields will be operated at 75% capacity during the first full summer.
  • Summer Schedule – first of April to the end of August (21 weeks)
    • Softball play: 3 games per night (Mon-Fri) starting at 6:30 and ending at 11pm
    • 75% capacity = 56 League games per week will be scheduled or 1176 games  per summer
    • Other field times available for games or practices for other organizations (up to 25 for capacity)
  • Fall schedule: first of September to middle of October (6 weeks)
    • 2 games a night, 4 nights per weeks starting at 6:30 and ending at 9:30pm or a total of 48 games per fall.
  • Tournament Play: will be held on weekends starting Saturday's at 8am -10pm and ending Sunday afternoon. 
    • Approximately 20 tournaments are anticipated in both summer & fall season.
    • Estimated number of games per tournaments: 25 games or 500 total tournament games for first full year of operation.
  • Total annual league and tournament games/practices  at Merkel for first full year estimated to be 1724

 

Estimated Operating Revenues:

Revenue Source                                                Revenue                    Notes

Fields Rentals (games/practices)                 $37,000                    See "Calculations"

Tournaments                                                  $12,500                    "                       "

Program fees                                                $ 7,500              See "Calculations"

Food & Beverage (normal ops)              $48,000                        "                        "

F & B (Special event/contracts)                        $15,000                         See "Calculations"

Advertising/Sponsorship                                   $10,000                        "                        "

Total estimated revenues:                 $130,000

 

Calculations/Notes:      

o       Field Rentals for games and practices - estimated $30/game X 1224 (summer & fall games) which is 75% capacity at Merkel.

o       Tournaments based on est. 20 played during the year. Ave. 25 games per tournament @ $25/game = 500 tournament games.

o       Programs are youth baseball/adult softball clinics, classes, leagues sponsored by SPRD.  None programmed at this time. 

o       Food & Beverage figures are based on an estimated attendance at all games, including players, game officials and estimated spectators.  This assumption comes from the "Albi Stadium Sports Complex" economic overview and references a similar complex' 5-year history with food & beverage revenue. This facility's average was $.80 per softball complex "visitor" which includes players, officials, staff and spectators.

§         It is assumed there will be approximately 1724 games at Merkel for summer & fall league and tournaments.  

§         Peak weekday league play assumes 12 players per team = 24 players per game x 3 games x 5 fields = 360 + 50 (officials, staff and spectators) for a total of 410 visitors per day.

§         410 visitors per game/ 15 league games= 27 visitors attending each league game

§         1224 ( league games) x 27 (in attendance per game) X $.80 (concessions per cap)

§         Estimated 20 tournaments (500 games) x a slightly higher attendance of 50 per tournament game x $.80

§         Tournaments and events may require additional special event concession contractors in addition to normal concessions operations.  20 tournaments @ $750 net from contractors per tournament

o       Advertising & Sponsorship figures based on estimate given with contractor City receives 50% of advertising revenue.

 

Estimated Operating Costs:

Expenses                                                                                                                   Amount                       

Field Maintenance Contract……………………………………………………            $55,000

  • Contractor charges $52.50/field preps @ 431

(1 every 3 games weeknights & before the 1st & 5th game on weekends)

for $31,000; 180 field preps built into existing contract ($9,450). $13,000

must be covered by field use fees.  Remainder for routine

grounds keeping activities in & around softball complex.

Personnel costs …………………………………………………………………            $32,500

  • Portion of permanent recreation supervisor
  • Seasonal facility maintenance & concessions staff

Field maintenance supplies …………………………………………………….            $30,000

  • Chemicals, fertilizer, lining, drying agents           
  • Assume $6,000 per field  ($5,500 per Albi economic overview)

Facility custodial supplies: ………………………………………………………            $10,000

  • Includes restroom other facility cleaning supplies

Repair /additional equipment maintenance ………………………………    $   7,500

Office services and supplies ……………………………………………………            $   3,750

F & B – Cost of goods sold     ……………………………………………………...$ 14,440           

Utilities (water, sewer, solid waste)……………………………………………            $ 18,000

Electric/Power……………………………………………………………………        $ 23,000

Taxes & Other fees            ………………………………………………………………$ 11,250

Misc. ……………………………………………………………………………….   $   1,000                       

Total estimated Costs: ……………………………………………………….            $206,440.

Net softball/youth baseball operating profit/loss …………………………            <$76,440>                     

           

Soccer (& other sport) Field Use Assumptions:

  • General assumptions based on information provided by the "Albi Stadium Sports Complex Economic Overview", conducted by MIG, Inc. prior to funding & building the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex.
  • Assumes the management model where the city operates the complex but does not presently organize and operate leagues which are typical in most other cities.
  • Grounds Maintenance contract covers Merkel Complex –facility revenue expected to cover all grounds maintenance costs. 
  • Grass fields open March – October; 
  • Spring /Fall Soccer schedule – first of March through May;  September through October (24 weeks)
  • Summer soccer schedule June – August will be substantially less.
  • 2- Field turf fields also available November, January & February—with increased field use fees (or volunteer labor) to offset any additional field or parking lot work (snow removal)
  • Field Turf fees established to create a reserve to replace both fields in 10-12 years.
  • Concessions per cap less than softball (smaller concessions stand/no beer sold)

 

Estimated Operating Revenues:

Revenue Source                                                Revenue        Notes

Fields Rentals (Inc tournament)               $178,000     See "Calculations"

Program fees                                                $   7,500     "                    "

Food & Beverage (normal ops)              $ 53,500            See "Calculations"           

Advertising/Sponsorship                                 $ 10,000               "                        "

Total estimated revenues:                 $249,000

 

Calculations/Notes:      

o       Field Rentals in spring/fall for soccer based on 75% of capacity. 

§         Field Capacity in spring/fall is 24 weeks x 40 hours/week x 8 fields = 7680 hours.

§  4 hours per weekday afternoon/evening = 20 hours (M-F) + 20 hours per weekend for a per-field total of 40. 

§         75% of 7680 =  5760 hours

§         Assuming 80% of use will be on grass fields @ $25/hr X 4608.

§  Assuming 20% of use will be on FieldTurf @ $55/hr X 1152.

§  Assuming summer field use projected to be 20% of capacity = 1536 x $36/hr.

o       Programs are youth baseball/adult softball clinics, classes, leagues sponsored by SPRD. 

o       Food & Beverage figures are based on an estimated attendance at all games, including players, game officials and estimated spectators. 

§         It is assumed there will be approximately 3,000 games/practices (2.5 hour increments). 

§         Peak weekday visitors assumes 15 players per team = 30 players x 2 practices x 8 fields = 480 visitors per day or 57,000 visitors during weekdays.

§         Peak weekend visitors assumes 15 players per team = 30 players + 20 spectators = 50 per game x 5 games/day x 8 fields = 2200 visitors per day or 96,000 visitors during weekends.

§         Food & Beverage per cap estimate less than Softball (smaller concession stand/ no beer sales)

§         153,000 visitors X $.35 (concessions per cap)

§         Advertising & Sponsorship figures based on estimate given by contractor; City receives 50% of advertising revenue.

 

Estimated Operating Costs:

Expenses                                                                                                                   Amount                       

Field Maintenance Contract……………………………………………………            $55,000

  • Split contract amount for all grounds keeping activities.

Personnel costs …………………………………………………………………            $32,500

  • Portion of permanent recreation supervisor
  • Seasonal facility maintenance & concessions staff

Field maintenance supplies …………………………………………………….            $20,000

  • Chemicals, fertilizer, lining, 
  • Assume $3,300 per field  (6 grass fields)

Facility custodial supplies: ………………………………………………………            $10,000

  • Includes restroom other cleaning supplies

Repair /additional equipment maintenance ………………………………    $   7,500

Office services and supplies ……………………………………………………            $   3,750

F & B – Cost of goods sold     ……………………………………………………...$ 16,000           

Utilities (water, sewer, solid waste)……………………………………………            $ 22,000

Electric/Power……………………………………………………………………        $ 10,000

Taxes & Other fees            ………………………………………………………………$ 11,250

Misc. ……………………………………………………………………………….   $   1,000

*12-yr. field turf buy back (2 X $73,000 per year)…………………………….            $146,000

  • STMA (Sports Turf Management Assn)

Sports field Guide estimated turf buys back - 2009

  • 10-yr would be 2 X $87,000 per year

Total estimated Costs: ……………………………………………………….            $ 335,000

Net soccer (field sports) operating profit/loss ……………………………        <$86,000>    

 

*Net soccer (field sports) operating profit/loss

Without field Turf buy back …………………………………………….           $ 60,000                                               

 

2011 Dwight Merkel Complex operating profit/loss

Without turf buy back …………………………………………………                <$16,000>

With turf buy back…………………………………………………………            <$162,000>

 

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