You’re expected to have to pay more to work out at the Greenwood Community Center, play a game of softball or have a picnic at a shelter next year.
The Greenwood Parks and Recreation Department is considering raising about 30 different fees in an effort to bring in more money to shore up its budget. You’ll have to pay $1 to $40 more to use the community center, rent facilities or reserve sports fields at parks throughout the city.
Greenwood resident Mary Rader and her husband would have to pay $5 to $20 more for the shelter house they rent at least once a year for a business gathering.
Irv Koonz, also of Greenwood, will have to pay $20 more for his yearly senior pass to the community center, which he uses in the winter when he can’t get his daily exercise by walking on the trails. He plans to continue to go but is concerned that fewer people might use the community center and other parks facilities.