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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (“NYCDEP”) amends its Rules for the Recreational Use of Water Supply Lands and Waters (“Rules”). There are currently 112,993 Access Permit holders and 13,081 Boat Tag holders. In 2017, NYCDEP held several recreation-related events in which almost 800 people attended.

These Rule changes will increase recreational opportunities on City Property, as defined in these Rules, provide greater flexibility for NYCDEP to manage boats stored on reservoirs, and make the Rules clearer and easier to read and follow. These Rules provide a wide range of recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating, hunting, trapping and hiking. Recreational opportunities improve the quality of life of nearby residents by providing several additional leisure activities, and by expanding access to outdoor physical activities that improve health and fitness. Many of the changes in these Rules are in response to comments and feedback received from users of the City Property.

Examples of changes beneficial to users include:
• Expansion of the recreation season,
• Extension of the time that Fishing Boat Tags are valid,
• Acceptance of the IDNYC as valid identification, and
• Allowing the use of service dogs.

Effective Date: 
Sun, 06/30/2019

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

The purpose of this 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.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Sun, 06/30/2013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, May 17, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

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.

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed changes to Department of Parks and Recreation’s recreation center fees.

Location: 
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
Contact: 

General Counsel
Alessandro G. Olivieri
Department of Parks and Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park,
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065

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