Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bulletin!

An anonymous rumor sent on the blog was confirmed today that the Victoria Pool fee is being raised from $6-$8 a day with no season tickets this year. The Peerless Pool will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays and the Pools are not scheduled to open until June 27,2009.
Victoria Pool was already the most expensive pool in the NYS Park system at $6.

We have already protested to NYS Parks in albany who claim to know nothing about such plans. Stay tuned.

Save the Victoria Pool Society

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are taking more and giving us less... Don't we have rights? isn't this state property. $8 is ridiculous. Parks are out of line with such a big increase

Anonymous said...

And we're off...so begins your annual witch hunt! Got to stop those big bad state workers before they victimize you some more right? Get a winter hobby it's only January for Heaven sakes!

Helen Scott said...

So you post about the parks losing money, needing money, and then complain when they raise the rates? Bottom line is that the OPRHP needs money to keep "your" pool open! Yes, it is 2$ more, but the price had been $6 for years- its about time they kept up with inflation.
And to the unnamed above: Yes, you do have rights. You have the right to go to the pool, and you have the right to not go to the pool. You do NOT have the right to personally modify fees for PUBLIC attractions.

Anonymous said...

Helen------this is outrageous, such a steep increase. Isn't it possible to find other ways to make up the apparent needed money? Why don't state parks get volunteers to run things in saratoga, its working so well at schodack island!! Such a terrible time to raise pool fees and close the peerless two days, many of saratoga's children will be without pools. I think parks should be a low cost oasis not an expensive money pit. It doesn't seem like the city or county has these big of shortfalls. Maybe its about time they run our parks, if the state cant give the people what they want, need and DESERVE!

Anonymous said...

Yes that makes a lot of sense since the city has NOTHING else to do. Leave the state park where it belongs...with the people smart enough to know what it is right and just. What money do you think keeps the place running? The entrance fees maybe...? Would you rather the place be shut down?

save the victoria pool society said...

Note: all admission fees to Victoria and Peerless Pool go into the general fund for all the NYS Parks(approx. 175 Parks) and are not necessarily used for Saratoga Spa State Park.

Anonymous said...

Money spent in Saratoga Should stay in Saratoga!!! Especially now we have to think about our area

Anonymous said...

When you say that the Victoria Pool is the most expensive pool in the NYS parks system even at $6, you're leaving out the fact that in order to get there, you don't pay the parking fees, which all other pool patrons in all of the other state parks have to pay in order to get to those less expensive pools.

You always seem to leave out those small bits of information. Enjoy your wait to June 27th!

Anonymous said...

The Victoria pool also provides very nice pool chairs, umbrellas and a clean facility. the Victoria pool is far cleaner than other state facilities and the staff are more friendlier

Anonymous said...

Helen Scott said...

“Bottom line is that the OPRHP needs money to keep "your" pool open.”

Yea if you believe that the Governor ain’t the only one blind.

They need money for the bloated administrators hold up in the Lincoln bathhouse like a bunker.

The money goes to the Park Police whose sole function seems to be drive the Golden Triangle-Lincoln baths Ave of Pines Dunkin donuts.

The pools make MONEY the administrators cost money

steven sondheim said...

why don't members of the SVPS volunteer for the pool? In these harsh economic times you should be happy that the state government hasn't shut down the pool all together. I would write to your local representatives to as for increased funding for the state park system, because that's clearly more important then healthcare, infrastructure and the financial crisis.

Ps. KIDS CAN USE THE YMCA POOL!!!!! it's literally 2 minutes away from the park and it's much more kid friendly

Anonymous said...

You could lays off 10% of the State work force and still have 12 inches of fat. Shut the Parks that’s a great idea then the State Park employees could really have it easy.