Pool rate increases are approved

By on Friday, May 13th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council has approved raising the rates for the Hermiston Family Aquatic Center this summer. Assistant City Manager Mark Morgan said the last time fees were adjusted was in 2018.

“Since that time, we’ve seen inflation all across the board with the operation of the facility,” he said. “There’s the increased cost for pool labor, but also I think the under-the-radar kind of thing is the cost of maintaining the facility, like chemicals and all those things.”

Individual day passes will remain free for infants through 1 year olds. All other daily passes will go up one dollar. Season-long individual splash passes will go up $15 each. Family memberships will also increase by $15.

Aquatic fitness classes for adults and senior citizens will go up a dollar per visit or $15 for the season. Family aquatic fitness passes added to a family splash pass will also increase by $15.

Renting the aquatic center is also going up. For rental of the full facility, residents will now pay $950 and non-residents will pay $1,150. Semi-private rental over the weekend will not increase. Rental of the gazebo and picnic tables is increased to $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. All-day cabana rental is unchanged.