Info released today about park use in Billings showed that last year there were 40,000 visits to Rose park and South park pools. At 2 bucks a person, that's 80 grand. That doesn't even begin to cover the cost of those recreational options.
It would take 10 years alone to pay for the new splash pad on the south side. Recreational fees have to be raised in order to help cover the costs. The 1.6 million dollar building at Rose park will never pay for itself either. I'm sorry but users are going to have to pay more, period.