Citation
Nonresident Fees: Practices and Challenges in Colorado Parks and Recreation

Material Information

Title:
Nonresident Fees: Practices and Challenges in Colorado Parks and Recreation
Series Title:
Academic-Practitioner Research Report
Creator:
Ely, Todd L.
Rhodes, Alison
Place of Publication:
Denver, CO
Publisher:
Center for Local Government Research and Training, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
Publication Date:

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Genre:
Technical Reports ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
Fees are an essential source of revenue for parks and recreation in Colorado. Historically, fees have funded between a quarter and a third of local parks and recreation spending in the state. Questions of ‘who pays’ and ‘who benefits’ are common in parks and recreation, just like for other public services. Charging different prices to residents and nonresidents is a long-standing practice, but determining if or how the fees should differ and communicating that to customers is far from simple. To better understand the use of nonresident fees, a survey was distributed to parks and recreation professionals through the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association. More than 150 administrators, managers, and front-line workers responded to share their understanding of their organizations’ fee practices, justifications for fee differentials, and the challenges of administering and communicating the policies.
Acquisition:
Collected for Auraria Institutional Repository by the Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Todd Ely.
Publication Status:
Published

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Source Institution:
Auraria Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
Auraria Library
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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How common is the use of differential fees for nonresidents? Are nonresident fees guided by formal policy?

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Justification for different fees for residents and nonresidents

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Customer responses to resident/nonresident fee differentials

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Communicating nonresident fee differentials Thoughts and perspectives on nonresident fees

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Policy and management implications from research Conclusion

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About the Authors About the Organizations Acknowledgments Recommended Citation Endnotes