Preparing for a year of recreation and events in 2023, the City Council considered updates to the All Seasons Center and Siouxnami Waterpark for the coming year.
Most rates remain the same, but some are being adjusted to help cover rising costs of staffing and supplies for Sioux Center amenities.
All Seasons Center Director Dave Egdorf said offering competitive wages is crucial for staffing the Siouxnami Waterpark.
“Siouxnami had a great staff last year – we had a great year, and we want to bring our guards back,” he said.
Summer daily rates and memberships for Siouxnami Waterpark are increasing slightly. Daily admission will be $8 for all ages, except for pre-K, which will be $4, and under 2 years, which is free.
Summer memberships for Sioux Center residents for Siouxnami will be $120 for an individual, $200 for a 1+1 membership, and $220 for a family membership. Non-resident summer memberships will be $150 for an individual, $250 for 1+1, and $270 for a family summer membership.
Financial assistance for recreation and arts in Sioux Center, including memberships for the All Seasons Center, is available through the Mid-Sioux Opportunity office. People can contact Mid-Sioux at (712) 722-3611 for more information and to learn about who qualifies.
A few rates for Vernon Arena are also being adjusted – group skate rentals and dry floor event rentals. Group skate rentals will be based on numbers of pairs of skates rented, ranging from $30 for 1-25 pairs of skates to $200 for 100+ pairs of skates. Dry floor event rentals remain the same at $850 a day, and now a $200 deposit is required plus an added $75/hour charge for events after 9 p.m.
Egdorf explained these changes will help provide for evening staffing for special events. The dry-floor arena was rented out for about 10 events last year, including quinceañeras, a wedding, and the craft fair. Egdorf said the number of rentals is rising and people are already booking for 2023.