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Upper St. Clair Area Health Center Rates Compared

The parks and recreation committee examined facilities similar to the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.

The parks and recreation committee examined the membership rates of health centers similar to the Community and Recreation Center of Boyce Mayview Park on Monday night.

Director of Recreation and Leisure Services Paul Besterman said St. Clair Fitness was left off of the table provided during the meeting because the facility does not have a pool.

The only local facility on the list below that has an outdoor pool is the Baierl Family YMCA and its outdoor pool is smaller than the outdoor pool at C&RC.

The committee recommends no rate increase for the C&RC members this year. Commissioners are expected to vote on the recommendation March 4.

The table below was generated by Upper St. Clair employees. Rates are per month.

Youth Adult Family Senior Initiation C&RC









None LA Fitness $29 Varies from $29.99 to $39.99 N/A $29 $100 Health Trax $69 $119 $200 JCC South Hills $59 $59 $90 $49 Rose Schneider Family YMCA $17 $55 $82 $150 Sewickley YMCA $18 $49 $74.60 $45.42 $150 Baierl Family YMCA $66 $105 $48 $125 W.R. Camerion Wellness Center $61 N/A
B February 21, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Oren, you constantly call the rec center 'lavish' and extensive. Can yout cite specific areas of the rec center which are considered as such? The only areas which I would say were overspent (or spent wrong) are the pools. Kids are just fine in a normal pool, there's no need for a million gizmos for kids to play with in a pool. I don't even use the pool, I go to another pool in the summer with plenty of kids who have fun all day and there's not a single slide to be found. I would have liked a 'standard' outdoor pool and kiddie pool which could be utilized just as well by adults and children. The fitness area, average, AT BEST compared to any decent fitness facility. Gym, its a gym, it has a floor and bleachers and basketball hoops and is almost constantly in use. Maybe there are too many 'meeting' rooms? I don't know how often they are used but I am guessing they didn't need them all. Heck, I would love to see a little more childcare space and less meeting rooms since... the childcare space again is just average comparatively speaking. So whats left? Locker rooms? Birthday rooms? Too much glass? Not sure what the major issue is. One last thing, the public area before 'entering' the rec center. It could probably be half of what it is now. Sure, its nice and they hold events every once in a while, but too big. Your turn, what was considered 'lavish'?
Peter Presscott February 21, 2013 at 07:57 AM
Bryan; Can you say LOBBY for starters? Stone façade? The pools are too small with useless amenities.
Peter Presscott February 21, 2013 at 07:59 AM
This guy that keeps writing about drilling foresees the future and he may be right!
Glenn Robinson February 21, 2013 at 05:31 PM
If I were on the Parks and Rec Committee, I would recommend looking at two approaches to the management of the C&RC. Option 1: Gradually move the C&RC to be a community (perhaps member) owned self sustaining non-profit. You would have to restructure the C&RC management and give them time to build revenue streams while slowly transferring financial responsibilities currently held by the tax payer. Option 2: Make it open to all USC residents for free and fully subsidize it with tax revenue. The level of tax subsidies could be offset a bit by fees for non-resident members, room rentals and some limited class fees. Both options would need significant study. The results of the study would be offered to USC residents for comment. That’s what I would do.
Eric Fischer May 03, 2013 at 04:11 AM
The Rec Center is becoming too crowded. I'm probably going to head down to the Kmart in Bridgeville to check out their selection of exercise equipment and build my own home gym.


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