February 10, 2014

A Citizen’s Guide to Recreation Impact Fees

What are recreation impact fees?

The authority to establish Recreation Impact Fees was enacted by the Indiana General Assembly to create an alternative funding source
for infrastructure improvements to growing communities. Such growth places strain on the current park system, thus creating a demand for additional park facilities, trails and recreational programs. The Recreation Impact Fees allows the park system to grow with the Town by funding the additional land, trails, playgrounds, shelters, public restrooms and amenities.

This helps to avoid a decline in the quality of life for the current and future residents of Brownsburg. Recreation Impact Fees are collected each time a new residential unit applies for a building permit. In essence, the collection of Recreation Impact Fees allows the municipality to pass on to new residents the cost of building new park infrastructure that is demanded by those new residents.

See the full report here: A Citizen’s Guide to Recreation Impact Fees