New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department proposes updated fees for Das Rec

Unofficial election results show Matthew Hoyt winning the election for the New Braunfels City Council District 4 seat.

Unofficial election results show Matthew Hoyt winning the election for the New Braunfels City Council District 4 seat.

At its Jan. 22 regular meeting the New Braunfels City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance for the proposed updated membership fees of Das Rec, the city’s new recreation center that is slated to open this summer. The council will consider a final reading of the ordinance at its Feb. 12 meeting.

The rates are slightly higher than were originally proposed in the 2015 business plan, but Parks and Recreation Director Stacey Dicke said she feels the rate adjustments are reasonable and affordable.

“I believe that the membership rate we’re proposing here … will get us where we need to be with our budget,” Dicke said.

The following proposed fees will allow access to all of the fitness and pool areas, group exercise classes and child care. Extra fees will be charged for additional services, such as sports league involvement and personal training sessions, Dicke said.

Proposed resident fees

  • Adult
    Daily $12; annual $420; annual per month $35

  • Youth
    Daily $10; annual $288; annual per month $24

  • Senior
    Daily $10; annual $288; annual per month $24

  • Family
    Daily $24; annual $708; annual per month $59


Proposed nonresident fees

  • Adult
    Daily $25; annual $504; annual per month $42

  • Youth
    Daily $20; annual $324; annual per month $27

  • Senior
    Daily $22; annual $324; Annual per month $27

  • Family
    Daily N/A; annual $828; annual per month $69


According to the proposal, those who sign up for memberships prior to the facility opening will receive 10 percent off rates, and a 5 percent discount will be given to those who sign up during the first three months after the center opens. Dicke also proposed rental fees for the facility, which will provide revenue for the city.

Dicke said a scholarship fund will be created that will aid residents who meet certain criteria to assist with the cost of membership and program fees.
By Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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