After a rousing contest involving area schools, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board suggested the moniker “Splashville” for the city’s new aquatic facility.
On Tuesday, the Stephenville City Council approved the name for the complex, which is expected to open in July.
But that was not the only discussion regarding the new facility.
Fees for Splashville were laid out by Drew Wells, Stephenville’s director of public works. The fees are higher than the ones for the old city pool, but Wells assured the council that they are comparable with other public pools in the area.
Daily admission to the facility will cost $4 per person and children age two and under are free. Senior citizens will receive a dollar discount, bringing their fee to $3. If $4 is a little high, swim from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and it will only cost $2.
The fees led Councilman Alan Nash to question the amount, saying he was “uneasy” about voting in favor of the fees. In the end, the vote passed unanimously, with Nash deferring to the Parks and Recreation Board’s suggestion.
Passes will also be available for frequent swimmers. For individual swimmers, a five-visit pass will cost $18.75, a 10-visit pass will cost $31.25 and a 30-visit pass will cost $75. A family pass (four persons) will also be available for $225, and the cost will increase $10 for each additional family member.
City residents will receive a 20 percent discount on all passes, but must show proof of residency in the form of a picture I.D. and a copy of a current water bill.
The current concession contract for the city park was expanded to include Splashville as well. The current concession company’s contract was also extended five years, until 2013.