Loudoun County supervisors last week adopted a new policy that will allow the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Service to offer employee discounts and seasonal sales.
Following a study with a third-party contractor, PRCS asked the board to give the department more flexibility to set its own fees. The new fee schedule gives that flexibility, as well as guidelines for cost recovery rates for each type of program. It also provides free admission to recreation centers and in-county rates for all PRCS programs for county employees.
The new policy also allows PRCS to establish reduced fees for children of low-income families who want to take part in the Children’s After School Activities (CASA) program. Eligibility for lower CASA fees will be based on students’ eligibility for free and reduced lunch.
The department’s outreach to underserved communities will help it achieve national accreditation with the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies, agency representatives said.