Members of the Rye Town Park Commission met Tuesday night and discussed a drop-off in revenue at the park so far this year.
Revenue is down on concession rentals, parking, admission and permits compared to last year. The dramatic drop-off in revenue came from all categories: declines in concession rentals, parking fees, and admissions.
At this point in 2010 revenue was at $985,360 but this year the take is only $787,992.
The consensus from commission members was "lousy weather" throughout the season has pushed down income from non-resident admissions and parking fees.
The park has managed to hold down its operating costs, salaries and benefits, and administrative overhead. Security details will be cut back at the park starting in October to reduce expenses further.
The commission also decided to cancel an upcoming community forum on Saturday, Oct. 8. While the meetings have large turn-outs, the commission wants the Rye Town Park Advisory committee to take the lead in gathering public feedback.