Recreation Fee Review

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Recreation fee review survey banner - what is the value of recreation to you? Photo of parent and child swimming.

The Town of Halton Hills will be reviewing fees charged for Recreation & Parks programs and services. Our goal is to ensure programs remain affordable while maintaining high quality services and facilities. Please complete this survey and have your say!


Thank you for participating in the survey. The results will be available in early fall.



The Town of Halton Hills will be reviewing fees charged for Recreation & Parks programs and services. Our goal is to ensure programs remain affordable while maintaining high quality services and facilities. Please complete this survey and have your say!


Thank you for participating in the survey. The results will be available in early fall.



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in this important survey. As a constituent of the Town of Halton Hills or a user of Halton Hills Recreation and Parks services, your input is valued and your responses today will help shape how these important policy decisions are made. This survey should only take 3-5 minutes to complete.

    If you would like further information on the provision of Recreation and Parks Services within the Town, please visit www.haltonhills.ca/recplan


    Introduction

    Please read the following introduction before answering the survey questions. 

    Recreation and Parks services provided

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in this important survey. As a constituent of the Town of Halton Hills or a user of Halton Hills Recreation and Parks services, your input is valued and your responses today will help shape how these important policy decisions are made. This survey should only take 3-5 minutes to complete.

    If you would like further information on the provision of Recreation and Parks Services within the Town, please visit www.haltonhills.ca/recplan


    Introduction

    Please read the following introduction before answering the survey questions. 

    Recreation and Parks services provided in the Town include:
    • Aquatic instructions;
    • Sports Instructions;
    • Recreational Drop-In;
    • Leadership and Certification Courses;
    • Health and Wellness Classes;
    • Fitness Classes;
    • Lifestyle and Leisure Instruction;
    • Camp Programs; and
    • Facility and Sportsfields Rentals
      Note: Some recreation services are provided by affiliate service providers through the use of Town or privately run facilities. (E.g. gymnastics centre, curling clubs, lawn bowling, racquet club). Registered community groups like hockey and baseball leagues include facility rentals in their registration fees.   

    The costs of providing Recreation and Parks services include the programming of services, the operation and maintenance of facilities, parks, and related assets as well as the sustainable long-term replacement of those assets, and the indirect support costs of the Town.

    Recreation and Parks services are highly subsidized by general property tax revenue in the Town of Halton Hills and throughout Ontario, with the remainder of funding coming primarily from recreation user fees. 

    The Town of Halton Hills is currently undertaking a Recreation and Parks Fee Review. The purpose of the review is to better understand the full costs of services and to develop policies that align the levels of subsidy for Recreation and Parks services with the level of community benefit received from those services.

    Community benefits are received from programs and facilities that mostly benefit the community as a whole (e.g. beginner level instruction) and include:

    • Enhanced social well-being, especially for youth and seniors;
    • Develops healthy youth lifestyles and positive choices;
    • Builds and maintains strong families and communities, including encouraging community involvement and volunteerism;
    • Helps people connect with nature;
    • Provides economic benefits;
    • Develops life skills and leadership; and
    • Builds and maintains a healthy lifestyle

    Individual benefits are received from programs and facilities that mostly benefit the individual (e.g. elite skill development).

    Relationship of Community Benefit to Level of Property Tax Subsidy for Recreation and Parks Services




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