Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Action
Local Park Funding
August 2001

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.

Funds available include $5,585,945 from Fiscal Year 2002 TRPA revenue. This review includes applications from 43 sponsors, requesting $16,104,623 in matching funds for all applications submitted by January 31, 2001. 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 Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $5,585,945.00 is approved, as described for individual projects in Exhibit B.”

Attachments - 3

  1. Exhibit A - Priority Listing
  2. Exhibit B - Discussion of Individual Project Proposals (Available upon request)
  3. Exhibit C - Fiscal Note (available upon request)

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
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
1 133 Pasadena Armand Bayou Trail A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $500,000.00
2 125 Fern Bluff MUD Parks* A&D $188,500.00 $188,500.00 $688,500.00
3 125 River Place MUD Woodlands Park & Nature Preserve* A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $1,188,500.00
4 109 Childress Municipal Golf Course A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $1,688,500.00
5 109 Nueces County New North Robstown County Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $2,188,500.00
6 108 Cranfills Gap City Park* A&D $64,121.00 $64,121.00 $2,252,621.00
7 107 Round Rock Brushy Creek Trail East D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $2,752,621.00
8 105 Keller Collier Nature Park* A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $3,252,621.00
9 104 Lago Vista City Park* A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $3,752,621.00
10 102 Brushy Creek MUD Parks II A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $4,252,621.00
11 102 Kimble County River Park* A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $4,752,621.00
12 102 Tyler Woldert Park* A&D $195,504.00 $195,504.00 $4,948,125.00
13 101 Mesquite Clay Mathis Greenbelt Park* A&D $388,260.00 $388,260.00 $5,336,385.00
14 100 Tanglewood Forest L.D. Tanglewood Village Park A&D $249,560.00 $249,560.00 $5,585,945.00
15 99 Odessa Woodson Park Aquatic Center D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
16 96 North Richland Hills Forest Glen East Park A&D $361,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
17 92 San Marcos Regional Park Preserve A&D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
18 90 Wheeler Recreational Complex A&D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
19 88 League City Pine Gully Park* D $445,833.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
20 85 Silsbee Waldo Mathews Park* A&D $120,920.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
21 85 Sunnyvale Samuell Farm North Park* D $350,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
22 84 Donna Altas Palmas Park D $335,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
23 84 Reid Road MUD #1 Park on the Bend* A&D $412,700.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
24 83 Navarro County Bonner Park A&D $248,640.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
25 81 Granbury City Beach Park* A&D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
26 81 Stinnett Swimming Pool Park* D $499,940.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
27 79 Shallowater Mestana Park* A&D $410,550.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
28 79 Gonzales J.B. Wells Park II D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
29 78 Gainesville Leonard Park D $365,500.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
30 77 Sundown Sunset Park II A&D $76,600.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
31 75 Callisburg Parkhill City Park A&D $56,100.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
32 71 The Colony Community Park D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
33 71 Athens Cain Center Park Pool D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
34 70 Uvalde Nature Education Park A&D $50,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
35 70 Pharr Jones-Box Park D $324,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
36 68 Laredo Zacate Creek Linear Park A&D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
37 66 Celeste Municipal Park* A&D $75,325.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
38 65 Canadian Sunset Park A&D $265,250.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
39 62 Houston West Little York Park II D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
40 62 Fort Worth Far West Community Park A&D $500,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
41 52 College Station Lick Creek Park D $258,772.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
42 47 Amarillo Baseball Complex D $498,000.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
43 46 Copperas Cove Ogletree Preserve D $364,548.00 $0.00 $5,585,945.00
    TOTALS:   $16,104,623.00 $5,585,945.00  

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