Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 9
Action
Local Park Funding
January 2002

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 $5,750,962 from Fiscal Year 2002 TRPA revenue. This review includes applications from 39 sponsors requesting $16,271,090 in matching funds for all applications submitted by July 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: Staff recommends that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $5,750,962.00 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 media download(PDF 154.4 KB)
3. Exhibit C - Fiscal Note (Available upon request)


Commission Agenda Item No. 9
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
1 143 Lakeway Swim Center Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
2 131 Lancaster Bear Creek Nature Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
3 128 North Richland Hills Forest Glen East Park* A&D $364,000.00 $364,000.00
4 126 San Marcos Regional Park Preserve* A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
5 125 Springtown City Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
6 123 Cameron County Browne Road Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
7 121 Paris Sports Complex A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
8 120 Hidalgo World Birding Center A&D $260,342.00 $260,342.00
9 120 Houston E.R. and Ann Taylor Park A&D $245,000.00 $245,000.00
10 114 Kilgore Harris Street Park A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
11 109 Longview Lear Sports Complex A&D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
12 108 Nueces County Hilltop Nature Area II A&D $381,620.00 $381,620.00
13 107 Lubbock Jim Bertram Lakes System D $500,000.00 $500,000.00
14 106 Angleton Bates-Dickey Park A&D $500,000.00 $0.00
15 103 League City Historical Hall Park A&D $440,527.00 $0.00
16 101 Karnes City City Park A&D $500,000.00 $0.00
17 100 Missouri City High School #9 Park A&D $500,000.00 $0.00
18 98 Navarro County Bonner Park* A&D $299,000.00 $0.00
19 95 Pharr Jones-Box Park* D $330,000.00 $0.00
20 94 Crawford City Park D $153,250.00 $0.00
21 92 Woodway Championship Park D $500,000.00 $0.00
22 91 Progreso Community Park A&D $500,000.00 $0.00
23 90 Fannin County Multi-purpose Complex D $500,000.00 $0.00
24 89 Athens Cain Center Park Pool* D $500,000.00 $0.00
25 87 Hamilton Pecan Creek Community Park II A&D $500,000.00 $0.00
26 86 Bryan The Oaks Park D $207,000.00 $0.00
27 85 Levelland Lobo Lake Park II D $273,780.00 $0.00
28 82 Hidalgo County North San Juan Park* A&D $500,000.00 $0.00
29 82 Luling Northside Park II D $355,000.00 $0.00
30 82 Mission Bentsen Palm Park A&D $500,000.00 $0.00
31 81 Kerens City Park D $75,100.00 $0.00
32 78 Keller Family Aquatic Center D $500,000.00 $0.00
33 72 Baytown Chandler Arboretum A&D $500,000.00 $0.00
34 71 Laredo Zacate Creek Linear Park* A&D $435,967.00 $0.00
35 56 Penitas Wildlife Reguge A&D $124,024.00 $0.00
36 53 Sweetwater Newman Park II D $500,000.00 $0.00
37 44 Madisonville Lake Madison Park II D $500,000.00 $0.00
38 38 Lufkin Kit McConnico Park II D $500,000.00 $0.00
39 13 Schertz Library Village Playscape D $326,480.00 $0.00
TOTALS:       $16,271,090.00 $5,750,962.00

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