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Fair Share Policy Outlines Recreation Fees

Posted February 21, 2019 in Administration by Anna Subler

Rates for participating in Recreation and Programs — including classes, camps, pool memberships and shelter house rentals — will remain unchanged for 2019.

Also in 2019, both those who live in Hilliard, as well as those who work within city boundaries and pay income taxes to the City, will receive the lowest rates for recreation programs.

Beginning this year, both City residents and non-residents who work within city limits will receive the same low rates for recreational programs, memberships, and services. Those who don’t live or work within Hilliard city boundaries will continue paying an additional fee.

The fee structure recognizes the financial contributions those who work in Hilliard make to the community through their income taxes. The Recreation and Parks Department is largely financed through taxes paid by individuals living and or working within Hilliard city boundaries, said Director of Recreation and Parks Ed Merritt.

“We appreciate the opportunity to offer programs at a fair rate to the entire community,” said Merritt. “This is something that the majority of central Ohio municipalities offer to their residents and I’m glad that Hilliard is on board.”

Non-residents who work within City limits must prove employment to receive the lower rate by submitting:

  • a pay stub from the previous 30 days that includes the employee’s full name and current address; or
  • proof of employment on company letterhead with the signature of the patron’s supervisor or president and a valid government ID.

The Recreation and Parks Department accepts proof of residency or employment in person during normal business hours; via mail at Hilliard Community Center, 3800

Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026; or by email at recandparks@hilliardohio.gov.