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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

City's Well-Used Parks Need Budget Increase

From the Queen Square Farmer's Market to concerts in the King Square bandstand, our parks have been getting more use in recent years for public events.

Operations Manager Michael Hugenholtz recently spoke  to common council as part of their services review. He says they need a 2.5% increase in next year's budget to keep doing what they're doing in the same way.

Another option, in lieu of budget cuts, would be to increase user fees.

One recent survey indicated that 91% of Saint Johners say they're happy with our park services.