Warner Robins parks and rec clarifies sports activities complicated use costs

A viewer said she went to walk the observe at the new Houston County Sports…

A viewer said she went to walk the observe at the new Houston County Sports Elaborate, but was let down when she was questioned to pay out a fee.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A viewer reached out to 13WMAZ declaring she went to walk the monitor at the new Warner Robins sporting activities advanced, but she was unhappy when she was questioned to pay a fee.

75-year-outdated Carol Mead of Houston County wakes up early each morning to choose a wander. She suggests the new sporting activities advanced is attractive, so she wanted to look at it out.

“A team of seniors who are all 75 or more mature, we stroll just about every working day at the medical center listed here, and we have a good time and we just made the decision, ‘Well, it’s possible one day we need to just try out and wander in at the new athletics advanced,’” claimed Mead.

So she and a close friend went to just take a look, but she claims she was caught by surprise.

“When we were leaving and the guys advised us it was $1 a day to walk on the observe and $25 a thirty day period, and I imagined, ‘That’s a good deal, specifically for seniors,’” she stated.

Mead suggests she was below the perception that taxpayer bucks lined the expenses of the facility.

Warner Robins Parks & Recreation director Jarred Reneau presents clarification.

“This making was funded by SPLOST cash, and the voters voted sure, and so we’re really thankful and grateful that we were ready to go this quick to establish a facility like this, and we charge activity service fees consumer service fees to offset the charge to enable run the facility all over the yr,” claimed Reneau.

The $18 million project sits on 67 acres on North Houston Road.

It features four baseball and softball fields, 4 basketball courts, 8 volleyball courts and 12 indoor pickleball courts. They also have an indoor exercise track.

“It’s $1 to walk the monitor or you can obtain a $25 membership to stroll the observe, and then we have open health club, which is for open up health and fitness center for basketball, volleyball, pickleball. It’s $3 to appear out and to have that utilization for that activity,” he stated.

Reneau claims The Wander at Sandy Run, Walker’s Pond, and Tanner Park are absolutely free solutions to the observe at the new athletics complex. Reneau claims there are banquet rooms you can lease out and an activity center the place they’re going to be internet hosting functions.

The complicated is open Monday by way of Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s also open up Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. as lengthy as no just one has rented the place.