Parks & Recreation Cost Recovery Strategy

Consultation has concluded

The Resolution adopting the Parks & Recreation Cost Recovery Model was unanimously approved by the Steamboat Springs City Council at the April 2, 2019 meeting.

During the City Council June 12, 2018 work session, it was recommended by Council that the Parks & Recreation Commission and Parks & Recreation staff evaluate the recommendations of the 2018 Pass User Fee Study and develop a long-term cost recovery strategy. Since then, the Parks & Recreation Commission has discussed this topic four times, on June 27, 2018, July 25, 2018, December 12, 2018 and January 23, 2019.

The cost recovery direction is based on the overarching criteria around community vs. individual benefit; then laid out using a pyramid strategy and methodology that takes into account important community principals such as history, heritage, sense of place, economic climate and community priorities.


The Resolution adopting the Parks & Recreation Cost Recovery Model was unanimously approved by the Steamboat Springs City Council at the April 2, 2019 meeting.

During the City Council June 12, 2018 work session, it was recommended by Council that the Parks & Recreation Commission and Parks & Recreation staff evaluate the recommendations of the 2018 Pass User Fee Study and develop a long-term cost recovery strategy. Since then, the Parks & Recreation Commission has discussed this topic four times, on June 27, 2018, July 25, 2018, December 12, 2018 and January 23, 2019.

The cost recovery direction is based on the overarching criteria around community vs. individual benefit; then laid out using a pyramid strategy and methodology that takes into account important community principals such as history, heritage, sense of place, economic climate and community priorities.


Consultation has concluded