youth sports

Alameda’s City Council on Tuesday unanimously signed off on new park fees intended to foster more efficient use of Alameda’s sports fields and better recovery of the costs of users’ wear and tear on parks.

Starting this fall, youth sports leagues will pay between $2 and $3 an hour for use of the city’s fields, with credit for any maintenance they perform; they now pay $5 per player with a $500 minimum. The city will also introduce new hourly fees for adult sports leagues with separate, flat fees for kickball leagues and a fee for the use of inflatable jumpers in parks.