- Permanent Link:
- Nonresident Fees: Practices and Challenges in Colorado Parks and Recreation
- Series Title:
- Academic-Practitioner Research Report
- Ely, Todd L.
- Place of Publication:
- Denver, CO
- Center for Local Government Research and Training, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
- Publication Date:
- Technical Reports ( sobekcm )
- 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 â€˜who paysâ€™ and â€˜who benefitsâ€™ 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 organizationsâ€™ fee practices, justifications for fee differentials, and the challenges of administering and communicating the policies.
- Collected for Auraria Institutional Repository by the Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Todd Ely.
- Publication Status:
- Source Institution:
- Auraria Institutional Repository
- Holding Location:
- Auraria Library
- Rights Management:
- All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.