BUCKHANNON — It is music to many ears that the Buckhannon-Upshur Recreational Park is set to open for the 2021 year. County Commissioners made final decisions regarding the park’s 2021 season hours of operation and fee schedule Thursday morning. The park will be open to the public beginning May 29 and will close August 7.
It was noted that the concession stand has received several new upgrades and will be open during regular business hours. The park’s tentative business hours are Monday through Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at $5.00 per person. After 3 p.m., the price of admission will fall to $3 and only $2 for admission after 5 p.m. Sundays, also known as “Family Fun Day” at the park, will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at $3.00 per person. Additionally, there will be no charge for children 2 years old and younger.
Assistant County Administrator Tabatha Perry explained that season pool passes are priced at $120 for an individual pass, and each additional pass for immediate family is discounted by 50% ($60, $30, $15, $7.50). One-day pool passes will be available in books of five for $20. Pool Party hours will be available from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For parties under 40, the price will be $200, $225 for parties of 40 to 80 people, and $250 for parties including 80 plus people.
Group swim lessons will be offered Monday through Friday for $50 per week. Private Lessons for children under 4 years of age or by request (as available) will be offered for $15 per session.
Lap swimming will be offered Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at $50 each pass or $3.00 per day. Water aerobics will be offered Monday and Wednesday at $5 per session, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., beginning Wednesday, June 2.
The large shelter at the park will be available for $50 ($47.00 tax exempt) and $25 ($23.50 tax exempt) for the small shelter.
Commissioners approved these hours and fees during their regular Commission meeting Thursday morning, April 15.