City Considers Changes To Family Pool Passes

Apr 23, 2014

Changes could be coming to Lexington’s annual family pool pass, a program that grants families unlimited access to city pools through the summer.

A parks advisory board is meeting this afternoon to vote on a plan to decrease the cost of individual family pool passes from $50 to $40, but increase the tab for families of six to eight. In past years, a family of six could access all seven city pools for $160. Under the new plan, the cost would jump to $200.

Parks officials say the family passes have shown up on Craigslist and the city needs to keep a closer eye on how many members are accessing the pools.

Brian Rogers, a deputy director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department, told the Lexington Herald-leader the parks department is trying to balance family needs with the city's need to control fraud and stop the aquatics program from losing money.