Warner Robins parks and rec clarifies athletics sophisticated usage charges

A viewer said she went to stroll the observe at the new Houston County Athletics Sophisticated, but was dissatisfied when she was questioned to pay a fee.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A viewer arrived at out to 13WMAZ saying she went to stroll the track at the new Warner Robins sports activities intricate, but she was let down when she was asked to pay back a fee.

75-12 months-old Carol Mead of Houston County wakes up early every morning to consider a wander. She says the new sports activities elaborate is gorgeous, so she wished to check it out.

“A group of seniors who are all 75 or more mature, we stroll every single working day at the medical center here, and we have a excellent time and we just determined, ‘Well, it’s possible a person day we need to just check out and wander in at the new sports advanced,’” stated Mead.

So she and a friend went to consider a glimpse, but she says she was caught by surprise.

“When we were being leaving and the fellas explained to us it was $1 a day to stroll on the keep track of and $25 a thirty day period, and I believed, ‘That’s a great deal, specially for seniors,’” she stated.

Mead suggests she was below the impression that taxpayer bucks protected the expenditures of the facility.

Warner Robins Parks & Recreation director Jarred Reneau offers clarification.

“This constructing was funded by SPLOST revenue, and the voters voted sure, and so we are really thankful and grateful that we have been equipped to go this speedy to establish a facility like this, and we charge activity costs consumer service fees to offset the price tag to help run the facility in the course of the yr,” stated Reneau.

The $18 million undertaking sits on 67 acres on North Houston Street.

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

“It’s $1 to stroll the track or you can obtain a $25 membership to wander the keep track of, and then we have open up fitness center, which is for open health and fitness center for basketball, volleyball, pickleball. It is really $3 to come out and to have that utilization for that exercise,” he claimed.

Reneau states The Walk at Sandy Run, Walker’s Pond, and Tanner Park are free of charge solutions to the observe at the new sports complex. Reneau says there are banquet rooms you can lease out and an exercise heart exactly where they are going to be web hosting activities.

The elaborate is open up Monday by way of Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is also open up Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. as very long as no 1 has rented the place.