MOUNT VERNON — Admission prices at Hiawatha Water Park have been generally lower than prices at comparable facilities in the area. Although prices are going up, they will still compare favorably with prices at other pools. But will the new prices achieve the goal of reducing the operating deficit of the pool?
Assistant Pool Manager Jerry Clinger said he hopes so, which would mean maintaining the same level of attendance.
“You never know for sure, because this is such a weather-dependent business,” he added.
Last year, the city sold 420 family passes, 85 individual passes, 44 senior passes, 14 youth passes and seven lap swim passes.
In looking at the prices, Hiawatha was compared to similar facilities in Heath, Marion and Coshocton. The new prices approved by the city Recreation Board and the administration would keep them in the range of the other pools.