Fee Increases Kick In Tuesday At City Parks, Pools

It seems that everything is getting to be more expensive these days as a result of high gas prices. That now includes some fun activities in Lexington.

The city is raising the cost for admission for parks, golf courses and pools.

Starting Tuesday, the rates went up.

It used to cost $3 per child and $4 per adult to swim in most city pools. Those prices have gone up a dollar apiece.

The Douglas Pool, which has traditionally been free, will not charge $3 per child and $4 per adult.

The city hopes the price increases will help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The fee for other activities, such as golfing, have gone up by two dollars.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 at 07:31 PM
    Pay more and they have no pool furniture?
  • by Dumas Location: LEXINGTON on Jul 2, 2008 at 07:16 AM
    The Douglas pool traditionally serves disadvantaged youth and families on the north end of town. That is why it has always been free and it should remain so. What they're talking about doing now is blatantly racist. The pools that mostly serve white kids will have a rate increase of $1 while this pool, serving mostly black kids, will have a rate increase of $3. How can that not be racist? If the city needs more money to operate this pool, the city should increase property taxes on the rich folks that live in the south end of town. Make them pay their fair share for a change.
  • by family of 5 Location: eastern kentucky on Jul 2, 2008 at 05:31 AM
    Last summer we purchased our own above ground pool from the nice people at Aurora Pools and spas. We added the price of the pool and water and chemicals then we added the price of gas(to get to the public pool), the snacks we would eat while we are there, the admission fee to enter, and the struggle of getting 3 small children in the car(this is worth alot). Anyhow, it was cheaper to purchase the pool and the kids love us for it they swim everyday now.
  • by Sara Location: Lexington on Jul 1, 2008 at 12:23 PM
    This is so typical of the whole situation, when one thing goes up then everybody wants to do the same thing. Does the city need the extra that bad, what about people trying to take a couple of kids to the pool, it isn't costing any less to get them there. this is one more example that I wish people would stay at home, it seems that if you do get out everybody is out there waiting to get more from you. Use the waterhose people....
  • by J.C. Location: KY on Jul 1, 2008 at 12:07 PM
    $3 for childred and $4 for adults is still cheaper than the pool in my area. We're getting charged $5 per person for those over 4 years of age. Three and four dollars doesn't sound too bad to me.
  • by Skay Location: richmond on Jul 1, 2008 at 10:50 AM
    Everything goes up except for our paychecks!!! I blame high prices on every politician that is in office right now. Apprently they are not doing their job if they keep allowing things to go up so high except for our paychecks. These high prices may not affect their checks (since they are overpaid in the first place) but it does for most people in this state.
  • by Mom Location: KY on Jul 1, 2008 at 10:20 AM
    I just think it is kind of sad because it will mean that people with more than one child will have an even harder time trying to do something fun.


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