Amendment to Recreation Center Fees
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose
The purpose of this proposed rule is to:
· Enhance recreational opportunities for individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 years at the Department’s recreation centers, and address public health and transitional needs of these individuals, by creating a $25 membership fee category for this age group.
· Reflect the Department’s effort to complement New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative and other key programs.
· Allow patrons and former patrons who once held Senior Citizen Memberships a second opportunity to be grandfathered into that membership category. The Department on July 1, 2011 increased the minimum age for Senior Citizen Membership from 55 to 62 years, but allowed patrons between the ages of 55 and 61 years to renew at the Senior Citizen rate, provided such renewals took place prior to expiration of their memberships. Some patrons, however, were unaware of this option and either allowed their memberships to expire or purchased a new membership at the Adult rate. These patrons and former patrons will again be allowed to purchase Senior Citizen Memberships, if they do so by December 31, 2013 (in the case of those who allowed their memberships to expire) or upon expiration of their current membership (in the case of those who, after July 1, 2011, purchased Adult Memberships).
· Clarify the age ranges for each membership fee category.