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Lodi Parks and Recreation Commission approves rental fees for three parks

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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 6:30 am

The Lodi Parks and Recreation Commission approved establishing rental fees for DeBenedetti Park at its meeting Tuesday.

Residents who want to reserve the soccer field or football field at the park will be charged $20 an hour, while non-residents will be charged $30 an hour.

Soccer goals are expected to be installed and the field is supposed to be lined this spring, according to Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Jeff Hood.

The fees were proposed by the department to ensure customers would be able to use the field without altercations with walk-on patrons erupting.

In a separate action, the commission voted 3-0 to adjust rental fees for Tony Zupo Field and Yamashita Field at Kofu Park.

Starting this baseball season, fees at Zupo Field will change from $200 for a single game and $250 for a double header to $75 an hour.

Fees at Yamashita Field will change from $140 for a single game and $190 for a doubleheader to $50 an hour.

Fees for the two field were proposed to help cover maintenance costs, Hood said.

According to a staff report, it costs $437.35 for each day of use to maintain Zupo Field. Hood said the field is used about 150 days a year by various sports leagues.

The staff report said it costs abut $213.90 each day off use to maintain Yamashita Field.

Commissioner Rick Morgan recused himself from voting on the Zupo and Yamashita fields fees because he plays for the Vintage Giants at Zupo Field.

Commissioner David Akin was absent from the meeting.

Contact reporter Wes Bowers at wesb@lodinews.com.

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