Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation is seeking public comment on two policy changes. In addition to the proposed fees for Luke Jensen Sports Park, the parks department is considering offering a $10 discount on its $40 annual parks pass. The discount would be available to residents 62 and older, veterans, active military personnel and park volunteers who serve at least 24 hours in a year. To comment, go to http://www.vanclarkparks-rec.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 10.
A proposed policy for operations and field use fees for the Luke Jensen Sports Park in Hazel Dell was vetted this week by the Clark County commissioners.
The sports facility will open early next year.
Pete Mayer, director of Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation, told commissioners that there will be hourly field rental fees for games at the sports park.
The park includes two grass Little League baseball/softball fields with dugouts and bullpens, two small synthetic turf fields for T-ball and pee-wee soccer, and a large, lighted synthetic turf field with scoreboards, dugouts, bullpens and batting cages.
Clark County youth leagues will be given priority, Mayer said. Salmon Creek Little League and Westside Soccer will be primary users during their respective seasons. Clark County adult sports leagues will be given second priority, while all other teams — squads based outside of Clark County — can pay to play if fields are available.