BRIGHTON (WWJ/AP) – Officials are considering a plan to raise entrance fees at Huron-Clinton Metroparks in southeastern Michigan.

The board that operates 13 parks on Thursday will consider proposals to increase daily fees to $10 from $7 and annual ones to $35 from $30.

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During the same meeting, officials will consider a 2016 budget that includes $500,000 for an expansion to administration offices at Kensington Metropark in Brighton, The Detroit News reported.

The new daily rate would be double the $5 the parks charged in 2013. Combined with other fee increases, officials say that the new rates would raise at least $1.7 million for the Metroparks to offset revenues that have been lost by decreased property values.

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The Metroparks attracted about 470,000 daily users last year.

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