CS Parks Fees Change for First Time Since 2002

Fees for parks in College Station are going up, though not as much as originally proposed.

At Thursday night's city council meeting, the vote was 4-3 in favor of basing fees on an estimated land value of $24,000 per acre. That's up from the $20,000 figure set back in 2002, but lower than the $30,000 figure proposed earlier in the evening.

The council also decided in the same vote to remove fees associated with neighborhood parks.

Developers spoke out against a major increase, saying they shouldn't have to foot the bill for park development.