Cameron County parks’ fees set to go up


Jose Martinez, a gate attendant at Isla Blanca Park, tells a visitor about the daily fee to enter the park. (Staff photo by Antonio Vindell)

 The year 2010 is coming to an end and 2011 is about to start. For the perennial beachgoer, that could bring new changes such as change in fees to enjoy the sun and the surf on the Texas Gulf Coast.

 The Cameron County Parks System is in the process of changing its park fee structures, which will be implemented once the board gets the seal of approval from the Texas General Land Office.

 One such fee is the daily fee to enter Isla Blanca and Andy Bowie parks. The other is the current annual $38 pass which expires in 2010.

 The daily fee is $4 a day per vehicle, but under a proposed recommendation, that could go up to $6 a day, while the annual pass could up to $50.

 For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 30 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press.

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