Washtenaw County Parks And Recreation Budget Impacted By Coronavirus

Apr 1, 2020

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission says the coronavirus crisis could impact their budget in the upcoming months.  WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.

Coy Vaughn is the director of the commission and says Parks and Rec could see a decrease in revenue by $800,000 if closures continue through mid-June.  He explains where the revenue loss comes from.

"People using the golf course or rec center memberships, our gate fees for Rolling Hills water park and other places"

While the county doesn't profit from residents using the Border-to-Border Trail, those remain open and could be used as long as people respect the social distancing guidelines.  No word yet if the commission will have to decrease its expenses this year because of the budget issues.  

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu