NEW YORK (AP) — The Parks Department sold about 5,500 fewer permits to play on New York City tennis courts in 2012 than it did in 2010.
The city Independent Budget Office released a report Thursday that found the city had hoped to raise $6.3 million by increasing fees in 2010 to play on courts and use recreation facilities. But revenue only grew by $1.1 million in fiscal year 2012.
The IBO found there was a 43 percent decline in adult seasonal tennis permits sold, from 12,774 in 2010 to 7,265 in 2012 after the $100 increase.
The IBO found the number of recreation center memberships declined by 52 percent in 2012.
A Parks Department spokesman tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/180aAJV ) its permits are still below what it costs at private facilities.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com