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Gym Fees to be Implemented at Dover Recreation Center

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DOVER, Del.- John Link goes to the Pitts Recreation Center to watch some basketball and play a game or two.

"This is an area, a safe place to go and play basketball," he said.

But there could be fewer people playing basketball once the city implements a fee for non-city residents at the facility.

"I don't think we should have to pay to play basketball, that's not cool," Jirbaud Roberts said. "We should be able to come whenever we want and have fun."

Players understand the city needs to make money to keep up the facility but they think fees are too much.

"Kent county did pay for the rec center as a whole so I think any resident in Kent county should be able to use this rec center that the county paid for," Link said.

The yearly fee for non-residents will be $50 or non-residents can pay $3 per visit. Seadric Corbitt said he is OK with the fee but would like to see the gym open longer.

"They should open the gym for longer hours for people if they've got to pay," he said.

But others think the fees will keep people away. "There's gonna be a lot of people who stop coming, especially, it's gonna be a lot of people who's not gonna show up," Roberts said.

The fees will go into effect April 1.

 

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