Families looking for affordable community recreation will have a new weekend option starting March 6.
Metro Parks' regional community centers — Coleman, East, Hadley and Hartman community regional centers — will reopen from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Interim Director Billy Lynch announced Thursday night.
“We have been able to identify some scheduling adjustments that will allow these facilities to reopen without adversely affecting our budget goals,” Lynch told the Metro Council’s Budget Review Committee.
Last fiscal year, these regional community centers logged almost 305,000 visits, with nearly 21,000 of those made on Saturdays.
The four regional centers offer state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as organized group fitness classes and programs.
“The ability to make this positive adjustment so quickly is based on assessing our work schedules in certain areas, as well as applying internal requirements and controls to reduce expenses,” Lynch said.
The department’s four regional centers and 19 neighborhood centers provide a wide range of programs and services to all members of the community.
Daily rates for fitness centers are $1 for seniors and teens, and $2 for adults. Monthly rates are $15 for seniors and teens, and $25 for adults. Fees for group fitness classes range from $2 to $3 per session. Neighborhood centers have fitness rooms and offer informal programs at no cost.