One Pass to rule them all. Coquitlam city council unanimously adopted a new "One Pass" program for its sports and recreation facilities, getting rid of separate fees for each centre and combining them into one universal ticket.
The new system allows members to use the One Pass to gain access to any Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities.
"Under the 'One Pass' structure, customers will have access to aquatic facilities and fitness centres during public times as well as the choice of over 100 weekly drop-in programs,
including group fitness classes, drop-in skate times, and drop-in gymnasium programs," city staff wrote in a report to council.
However, registered programs such as cooking classes, swim lessons, or hatha yoga are not part of the pass and will need to be purchased separately.
Purchasers will also be able to choose between one month, four month, or annual passes.
Price changes will become more consistent, with historically lower cost programs at Pinetree Community Centre and Centennial Activity Centre being raised to accommodate the single pricing model by April 2015.
Current pricing of annual passes will remain the same until April, 2015, with the one month and four-month pass prices changing in April, 2014. It is expected the monthly pass will increase by four to five per cent.
"It further encourages users to attend an expanded array of drop-in programs which will have the ultimate outcome of a healthier, more active community," city staff wrote. Mayor Richard Stewart said he's looking forward to the new system.
"This is going to be a great opportunity for the public to get more engaged for everything Parks and Recreation has to offer," said Stewart.
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