Vancouver rec center fees being tweaked

first_imgStarting Jan. 1, people who don’t live in the city will pay a few more dollars a month to break a sweat at Vancouver recreation centers or rent one for a party, while city residents either won’t see an increase or will save a few bucks.Letters have been sent to people who have passes to Firstenburg Community Center, Marshall Community Center and the Vancouver Tennis Center, notifying them of the fee changes, said David Perlick, the city’s recreation services manager.As an example, adults currently pay $37 a month to work out at Marshall. In January, a noncity resident will pay $40 a month, while a city resident will pay $35.Starting May 1, 15 percent higher fees will be charged to noncity residents for swim lessons and other programs, although families with more than one child might consider paying a flat annual fee of $70 to essentially buy resident status, Perlick said.The changes may be a surprise for people within the city’s urban growth area, such as residents of Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Felida and Orchards, who think they live in city limits because they have a Vancouver address but really live in unincorporated Clark County.last_img read more