Now it’s official – the Vancouver Park Board has voted to back an increase to their fees due to inflation, even though it’s been in effect since the beginning of the month.
The general manager had already increased fees by two percent. The increase for annual passes is less than ten dollars.
Swim fees will rise by ten cents for adults, youth, and seniors, while kids will increase by five cents.
The one year flexi-pass will move from $393 to $401 for adults, $275 to $281 for youth, and from $196 to $200 for children.
John Coupar, Chair of the Vancouver Park Board, acknowledged they had already increased fees last year.
“It’s a reasonable increase. I was on a previous board where we were faced with cutting services. Going through that once, you’re hoping you don’t have to go through that again. Our mandate is to try and deliver recreational services and at the same time some kind of a cost recovery basis.”