Public comments for: Ocean Breeze Track Facility Fees

Comments

Comment:
The fees proposed for facility use at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field center are fair. The fees are bellow the current fees to use similar facilities within New York City. As a coach of a youth club (Island Express) and a HS team (Susan Wagner) I look forward training and racing at Ocean Breeze. The current fees will allow us to train and race at a world class facility without putting a strain on our limited budget. In addition to coaching I am the Vice President and Youth Chairman for USATF New York. USATF New York puts on over 20 Track meets per year.The fees for facility rental for Track meets are also bellow the current market value. These discounted rates will allow us to provide more programming for our youth athletes. In closing I fully support the proposed fees.
Agency: DPR
Comment:
The $100 fee seems prohibitively high for public usage of the Ocean Breeze Indoor Track. My borough is almost 1/3 blue collar workers, with a solid majority of middle class families. Furthermore, there are many renters in the South Beach area. I urge the Parks Department to lower the fee so that more members of the actual public can make use of this facility.
Agency: DPR
Comment:
The fees as established for all NYC Parks and Recreation centers are fair solely for facilities without pools and strictly for the use of the facility as it relates to use of the exercise equipment and fitness rooms. All other special events that are held on the Indoor Track should have entrance fees to be paid directly by the organizations that use the track for competition.
Agency: DPR