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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The Department proposes to amend § 2-13 and § 2-14 of Chapter 2 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York. Under the amended rules, individuals will be able to use a wider array of documents to qualify for the Department’s reduced membership fees for persons with disabilities at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex and the City’s recreation centers.  Please see the pdf file attached above for the full text of the amendments as well information on how to submit comments and speak at the hearing.

Subject: 

The Parks Department will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules. The public hearing will take place at 1:00pm on October 16, 2017. The hearing will be in the Parks Department’s hearing room in the Chelsea Recreation Center at 430 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001.

Location: 
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Contact: 

Darci Frinquelli
212-360-1383
darci.frinquelli@parks.nyc.gov

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, March 28, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Section 1. The definitions appearing in Subdivision (a) of Section 2-13 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York are re-ordered alphabetically; the definitions of “Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee,” “Adult Track & Field Practice Fee,” “Senior Citizen Athletic Complex Membership Fee,” “Senior Citizen Track & Field Practice Fee,” “Young Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee,” and “Young Adult Track & Field Practice Fee” are amended; and definitions for “Person with Disability Athletic Complex Membership Fee,” “Person with Disability Track & Field Practice Fee,” “Veteran Athletic Complex Membership Fee,” and “Veteran Track & Field Practice Fee” are added in alphabetical order, to read as follows:

Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee. “Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for patrons between and including twenty-five (25) and sixty-one (61) years old,except for patrons who qualify for the Veteran Athletic Complex Membership Fee or the Person with Disability Athletic Complex Membership Fee. This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes.

Adult Track & Field Practice Fee. “Adult Track & Field Practice Fee” means the Track & Field Practice Fee for all patrons between and including twenty-five (25) and sixty-one (61) years old[s],except for patrons who qualify for the Veteran Track & Field Practice Fee or the Person with Disability Track & Field Practice Fee.

Person with Disability Athletic Complex Membership Fee. “Person with Disability Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex for all patrons who present government-issued photo identification along with one of the following documents when purchasing or renewing a membership:

  • New York City Department of Transportation Parking Permit for People with Disabilities (PPPD);
  • MTA Access-A-Ride ID card;
  • MTA Reduced Fare ID card; or
  • New York State Parks Individual Access Pass.

This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes.

Senior Citizen Athletic Complex Membership Fee.Senior Citizen Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for patrons sixty-two (62) years old and over. This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes. Patrons must present government-issued photo identification to demonstrate eligibility for the Senior Citizen Athletic Complex Membership Fee.

Senior Citizen Track & Field Practice Fee. “Senior Citizen Track & Field Practice Fee” means the Track & Field Practice Fee for all patrons sixty-two (62) year old and over. Patrons must present government-issued photo identification to demonstrate eligibility for the Senior Citizen Track & Field Practice Fee.

Veteran Athletic Complex Membership Fee. “Veteran Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for all patrons who present one of the following forms of documentation when purchasing or renewing a membership:

  • New York City IDNYC with Veteran Designator;
  • New York State DMV Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID with Veteran Designator;
  • United States Uniformed Services Identification Card for Retired Personnel (DD-2 RET);
  • U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Hospital Identification Card (VHIC);
  • Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge (DD-214) with government-issued photo identification; or
  • National Guard Bureau Report of Separation & Record of Service (NGB-22) with government-issued photo identification.

This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes.

Veteran Track & Field Practice Fee. “Veteran Track & Field Practice Fee” means the Track & Field Practice Fee for all patrons who present one of the following forms of documentation:

  • New York City IDNYC with Veteran Designator;
  • New York State DMV Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID with Veteran Designator;
  • United States Uniformed Services Identification Card for Retired Personnel (DD-2 RET);
  • U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Hospital Identification Card (VHIC);
  • Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge (DD-214) with government-issued photo identification; or
  • National Guard Bureau Report of Separation & Record of Service (NGB-22) with government-issued photo identification.

Young Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee. “Young Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for patrons between and including eighteen (18) and twenty-four (24) years old. This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes. Patrons must present government-issued photo identification to demonstrate eligibility for the Young Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee.

Young Adult Track & Field Practice Fee. “Young Adult Track & Field Practice Fee” means the Track & Field Practice Fee for all patrons between and including eighteen (18) and twenty-four (24) year olds. Patrons must present government-issued photo identification to demonstrate eligibility for the Young Adult Track & Field Practice Fee.

Section 2. The fee schedules appearing in definitions appearing in Subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 2-13 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York are amended as follows:

(b) Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex Membership Fees. The annual membership does not include Track & Field Session Fees or Track & Field Practice Fees. The Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex [member the following amount an ]annual membership fees are:

Child Athletic Complex Membership Fee

Young Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee

Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee

Senior Citizen Athletic Complex Membership Fee

Person with Disability Athletic Complex Membership Fee

Veteran Athletic Complex Membership Fee

$0

$25

$100

$25

$25

$25

(c) Track & Field Practice Fees. The Track & Field Practice Fees to use the Track & Field Area are:

Child Track & Field Practice Fee

Young Adult Track & Field Practice Fee

Adult Track & Field Practice Fee

Senior Citizen Track & Field Practice Fee

Person with Disability Track & Field Practice Fee

Veteran Track & Field Practice Fee

$10

$50

$150

$25

$25

$25

Section 3. The definitions appearing in Subdivision (a) of Section 2-14 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York are re-ordered alphabetically; the definitions of “Adult Membership Fee,” “Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card),” “Senior Citizen Membership Fee,” and “Young Adult Membership Fee” are amended; and definitions for “Person with Disability Membership Fee” and “Veteran Membership Fee” are added in alphabetical order, to read as follows:

Adult Membership Fee. “Adult Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons between and including 25 and 61 years of age, except for patrons who [otherwise ]qualify for [the Senior Citizen Membership Fee, ]the Veteran Membership Fee or the Person with Disability Membership Fee. This membership fee does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card). “Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card)” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons who present a valid IDNYC Card when purchasing or renewing a membership and who are between and including 25 and 61 years of age, except for patrons who qualify for the Senior Citizen Membership Fee, the Veteran Membership Fee, or the Person with Disability Membership Fee. This membership does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

Person with Disability Membership Fee. “Person with Disability Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons who present government-issued photo identification along with one of the following documents when purchasing or renewing a membership:

·New York City Department of Transportation Parking Permit for People with Disabilities (PPPD);

·MTA Access-A-Ride ID card;

·MTA Reduced Fare ID card; or

·New York State Parks Individual Access Pass.

This membership does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

Recreation Center Without Indoor Pool. "Recreation Center Without Indoor Pool" shall include all recreation centers without indoor pools, including, but not limited to the following recreation centers: Fort Hamilton Recreation Center, Greenbelt Recreation Center, Highbridge Recreation Center, Hunts Point Recreation Center, Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, Herbert Von King Recreation Center, Sunset Recreation Center, Red Hook Recreation Center, J.H[.]ood Wright Recreation Center, Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, Sorrentino Recreation Center, [Cromwell Recreation Center, ]Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, St. James Recreation Center, Faber Recreation Center, Lyons Recreation Center, Al Oerter Recreation Center, [and ]Owen Dole[a]n Recreation Center[.], and West Bronx Recreation Center.

Recreation Center With Indoor Pool. “Recreation Center With Indoor Pool” shall include all recreation centers with indoor pools, including, but not limited to the following recreation centers: St. Mary's Recreation Center, Brownsville Recreation Center, Metropolitan Pool Recreation Center, St. John's Recreation Center, Asser Levy Recreation Center, Hansborough Recreation Center, Recreation Center 54, [Recreation Center 59 ]Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center, Chelsea Recreation Center, and Roy Wilkins Recreation Center.

Senior Citizen Membership Fee.Senior Citizen Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons 62 years of age and over. [Patrons who held active Senior Citizen Recreation Center Memberships as of June 30, 2011, but allowed their membership to expire, have until December 31, 2013 to purchase a new membership at the Senior Citizen rate. Patrons who held active Senior Citizen Recreation Center Memberships as of June 30, 2011, but allowed their Senior Citizen Membership to expire and subsequently purchased an Adult Membership, may purchase a new membership at the Senior Citizen rate after the expiration of their current Adult Membership.] This membership fee does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers. Patrons must present government-issued photo identification to demonstrate eligibility for the Senior Citizen Membership Fee.

Veteran Membership Fee. “Veteran Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons who present one of the following forms of documentation when purchasing or renewing a membership:

·New York City IDNYC with Veteran Designator;

·New York State DMV Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID with Veteran Designator;

·United States Uniformed Services Identification Card for Retired Personnel (DD-2 RET);

·U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Hospital Identification Card (VHIC);

·Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge (DD-214) with government-issued photo identification; or

·National Guard Bureau Report of Separation & Record of Service (NGB-22) with government-issued photo identification.

This membership does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

Young Adult Membership Fee. “Young Adult Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons between and including 18 and 24 years of age. [For patrons who, as of June 1, 2013, are between and including 18 and 24 years of age and have 6 months or more remaining on their Adult Membership, the Department will extend membership for 3 months beyond the current expiration date. For patrons who, as of June 1, 2013, are between and including 18 and 24 years of age and have less than 6 months remaining on their Adult Membership, the Department will extend membership for 1 month beyond the current expiration date.] This membership fee does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers. Patrons must present government-issued photo identification to demonstrate eligibility for the Young Adult Membership Fee.

Section 4. Subdivision (b) of Section 2-14 of title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended as follows:

(b) No person shall use any recreation center and/or participate in activities requiring the payment of a session fee as defined in this section unless such person has paid the applicable annual membership fee set forth in subdivision (c) of this section[]*] in addition to any applicable session fees.

Section 5. Subdivision (c) of Section 2-14 of title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended as follows:

(c)  [Recreation Center Membership Fee Schedules as of July 1, 2011. The Commissioner shall charge a recreation center member subject to these provisions the amount set forth in the following schedule for an annual membership. Such annual membership does not include session fees. ]Recreation Center Membership Fee Schedules. The Commissioner shall charge a recreation center member subject to these provisions the amount set forth in the following schedule for an annual membership. Such annual membership does not include session fees.

Type of Recreation Center

Child Membership fee

Young Adult Membership fee

Adult Membership fee

Adult Member-

ship Fee (with

valid IDNYC

Card)

Veteran Membership Fee

Person with Disability Membership Fee

Senior Citizen Membership Fee

Recreation Center with Indoor Pool

$0

$25

$150

$135

$25

$25

$25

Recreation Center without Indoor Pool

$0

$25

$100

$90

$25

$25

$25


 

Subject: 

The Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks Department”) is considering changing its rules to reduce fees for veterans and people with disabilities at the Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex and the City’s recreation centers. The Parks Department will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016. The hearing will be in the Parks Department’s hearing room in the Chelsea Recreation Center at 430 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001.

Location: 
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Contact: 

Darci Frinquelli
rules@parks.nyc.gov
212-360-1383

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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