A Slow Economy May Be Good For Parks Attendance

(Gillette, Wyo.) Attendance at Gillette's Rec Center actually increased over the past year. In 2015, some 454,420 people utilized the facilities, whether that be through membership or programs, like indoor soccer. Just membership use alone is up nearly 4%, as over 338,000 people used the Rec Center during 2015. Over 116,000 visits were from people taking advantage of the soccer, volleyball, track, and other activities offered through the course of the year. Bell Nob golf course saw an increase, as well, with 24,000 or so rounds of golf played. This is perhaps because of the oil fields closing, and not in spite of it. People have money to spend around town, but not necessarily to go to Casper or Rapid City. According to the Parks & Recreation board, there is always a spike in play when the economy is slower. #county17 #news -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook