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Price of a swim increased at Elora Quarry

ELORA - It’s going to cost more to take swim at the Elora Quary in 2018.

While the cost of a Grand River Parks Membership card remains $130 in 2018, the same as 2017, some other park fees have increased for 2018.

Adult admission increases from $6.50 to $7, while the senior rate ($5.50) and child rate ($3) remain the same. Admission continues to be free for children five and younger.

In 2018, all parks have the same adult entry fee, with the exception of Elora Quarry, where the rate will increase to $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5 for children.

Visitor attendance at Elora Quarry has increased significantly during the past few years and in 2017, a daily capacity limit of 1,300 visitors was implemented.

While the capacity limit resulted in a reduced 2017 visitor numbers, attendance remains

The increased visitation has required additional staffing and in turn increased operating costs at the quarry.

Grand River Parks run on a break-even basis and no taxes are used for park operations.

Surpluses are put into reserves to be used to address aging infrastructure and fund new capital projects, as well as to provide a stabilization fund for years when revenue is lower.

Nightly camping fees at Grand River Parks are increasing by two per cent, and seasonal camping fees are increasing by three per cent.

The new fees are posted online at www.grandriver.ca/parks.

February 9, 2018

 
 

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