During their Wednesday meeting, the Effingham Park District Board heard a report on the Workman Sports Complex from Director Jake Junghanel. The Complex has actually returned a net profit of $718.20 since opening in February.
“Come up with a little over than a break-even when you just break in a new building without a grand opening, we ought to be a little more than happy, it’s ecstatic,” said board Commissioner Ron Mietzer.
Additionally the complex has seen steady rise in membership since opening. In February it had only 540 memberships, but that number has grown to 1605 as of this month. The number of seniors using the complex has also risen since it opened going from no memberships to 186 to date.
Junghanel also reported positive feedback in response to various tournaments and camps held at the complex.
The board also voted to raise the cost to use Park District baseball diamonds. While the cost of simply reserving ball diamond will remain at $25, the cost to have the district prep one will be raised from $35 to $40. Additionally, the cost of using lights will change from $35 to $40. Park District Director Jeff Althoff said that the price hike was simply a measure to keep up with rising expenses.