MOUNT VERNON — The city’s recreation board is considering an increase in the fee it charges for the two summer park programs, Jerry Clinger told City Council, Monday night.
The two programs, one geared toward preschool age and one toward elementary school age youngsters, operate out of Hiawatha Park, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, for 10 weeks. The children are provided lunch through the Mount Vernon City Schools’ summer lunch program and then are provided two hours at the water park.
A total of six workers are utilized to run the programs. The current fee was established in 2004 at $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling, Clinger said. Approximately 150 children participate in the program with an average of about 85 per day.
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