Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 1
Action
Local Park Funding
January 1998

I. Discussion: Local Park Grants: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) was authorized in 1993 to assist local political subdivisions of the state in providing basic public recreation facilities. TRPA revenue is generated from a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods.

TRPA funds available include $6,210,402.00 from Fiscal Year 1998 revenue.

This review includes applications from 50 sponsors, requesting $15,503,640 in matching funds for all applications submitted by July 31, 1997. Based on site visits and analyses, the projects have been ranked in descending order of priority. Exhibit A contains the priority listing with funds requested by the sponsors and funds recommended by staff. Exhibit B contains a discussion of individual, eligible project proposals.

II. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $6,210,402.00 is approved, as described for individual projects in Exhibit B.quot;

Attachments - 3

1. Exhibit A - Priority Listing
2. Exhibit B - Discussion of Individual Project Proposals
3. Exhibit C - Fiscal Note

(Exhibits B and C are available upon request.)


Commission Agenda Item No. 1
Exhibit A

Priority Listing
Local Park Funding Requests
(Descending Order of Priority)
(A = Acquisition, D=Development)
(*Resubmitted Project)

Item No. SCORE APPLICANT AND PROJECT TYPE REQUESTED RECOMMENDED CUMULATIVE
1 118 Fort Bend County Bates Allen Blue Hole Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $500,000.00
2 101 Bayside Park & Pier A&D $239,000.00 $239,000.00 $739,000.00
3 101 Montgomery Co. MUD #47 Alden Bridge Village Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $1,239,000.00
4 99 Dripping Springs Recreation Complex A&D $404,375.00 $404,375.00 $1,643,375.00
5 97 Lake Jackson Dow Centennial Bottomlands Park A&D $451,576.00 $451,375.00 $2,094,750.00
6 93 Saginaw Highland Station Park* A&D $300,000.00 $300,000.00 $2,394,750.00
7 92 North Richland Hills Thornbridge Neighborhood Park A&D $300,000.00 $300,000.00 $2,694,750.00
8 91 Georgetown San Gabriel River Park III A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $3,194,750.00
9 89 Lometa Regional Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $3,694,750.00
10 87 Irving Mountain Creek Preserve* D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $4,194,750.00
11 86 McKinney Eldorado Heights Park* A&D $286,714.00 $286,714.00 $4,481,464.00
12 80 Bayou Vista Bayscape 2000 Park D $100,000.00 $100,000.00 $4,581,464.00
13 80 Bryan Villa West Park D $361,500.00 $361,500.00 $4,942,964.00
14 80 LaSalle County Cotulla Parks* D $325,891.00 $325,891.00 $5,268,855.00
15 80 Stephenville City Park III* D $441,547.00 $441,547.00 $5,710,402.00
16 79 Brenham Athletic Complex* D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $6,210,402.00
17 78 Frio County Big Foot Community Park A&D $78,500.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
18 78 Round Rock Old Settlers Park II* D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
19 75 Maud Community Park D $188,750.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
20 75 Savoy City Park* A&D $89,930.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
21 73 Columbus Midtown Park D $392,883.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
22 72 Pilot Point City Park* D $250,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
23 71 Krum City Park D $125,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
24 69 Victoria Ethel Lee Tracy Park* D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
25 67 Haltom City Little Fossil/Haltom Road Park* D $305,850.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
26 67 Wellington City-County Fairgrounds* D $144,155.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
27 64 Reagan County North Reagan County Park* A&D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
28 63 Kerr County Flat Rock Lake Park D $294,845.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
29 63 Mesquite City Lake Park II D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
30 63 Orange Grove City Park* A&D $254,096.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
31 62 Alvarado Old Town Neighborhood Park A&D $62,967.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
32 60 Greenbelt MIWA Sandy Beach Park D $87,300.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
33 59 Anson City Parks A&D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
34 59 Keene Community Park D $212,500.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
35 58 El Paso County Ascarate Park D $250,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
36 57 Fredericksburg Elementary School Park D $142,500.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
37 57 Pearland Independence Park III D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
38 58 Dumas Shamrock Park* D $21,881.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
39 55 Jonestown Jones Brothers Park A&D $75,500.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
40 48 Euless Texas Star Park II D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
41 44 Hubbard City Lake Park D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
42 43 Houston Fondren Middle School Park D $325,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
43 43 Liberty Pocket Parks A&D $94,705.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
44 41 Texas City Bay Street Park III D $364,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
45 39 Winters Rogers Hornsby Memorial Park D $123,525.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
46 37 Iowa Park Oscar Park D $42,300.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
47 33 Nueces County New North Park D $300,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
48 32 Nocona Legion Fields D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
49 30 Conroe Parks D $437,500.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
50 29 Vernon Rock Creek Park A&D $129,350.00 $0.00 $6,210,402.00
    TOTAL   $15,503,640.00 $6,210,402.00  

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