Council to consider PARC admission fees

The council on Monday evening in City Hall.
Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

The Poteau City Council on Monday discussed the possibility of charging admission at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.

“We need to start utilizing our fields out there,” said Councilman Jim Sommers. Sommers said funds raised by admission charges would go toward needed improvements and updates at the PARC. He said the facility is not currently handicap accessible. He said improvements also are needed at the baseball field, gravel at the softball field, driveway repairs and by adding another baseball field and two tee-ball fields.

Sommers said the facility needs new restrooms and a new concession building. Admission would be $1 for students and seniors, $2 for adults and yearly passes would be available. Tournaments would cost more, he said. Sommers said the city does not want to deter anyone from seeing family play at the games, and that if someone is unable to afford admission, they will find a way to help.

Because the agenda item did not mention charging admission, City Attorney Marc Bovos suggested the council table the item until March’s meeting, which they did.

Council meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Agendas can be accessed on the City of Poteau website.


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