ST. PETE BEACH – Citing increased demand for renting the community center on Saturdays, the city will now charge $500 extra for any Saturday events.
Jennifer McMahon, Recreation Director, says the $500 “Saturday premium” is in line with other facility fees in the industry.
Commissioners also set a rental rate for Horan Park, as people have started asking how they could rent the bayfront park for special events.
The community center has already surpassed its income for last year, according to McMahon.
“Will residents pay the full $500 extra premium?” Deborah Schechner asked, saying she favored a financial incentive for residents to rent the facility.
City Manager Mike Bonfield and Ms. McMahon confirmed that residents still receive a 10% discount for community center rentals.