Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Action
Outdoor Recreation Local Park Grant Funding
January 22, 2009

I. Executive Summary: Outdoor Recreation Grants are made available from the Texas Recreation and Parks Account and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to Texas local governments for the acquisition and/or development of outdoor recreation sites. As of July 31, 2008 TPWD received 26 eligible applications requesting $10,981,571 in matching fund assistance. Staff is recommending support of six projects in the amount of $2,999,981.

II. Discussion: 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 $2,999,981 from TRPA revenue. This review includes applications from 26 sponsors requesting $10,981,571 in matching funds for all applications submitted by July 31, 2008. 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.

III. Recommendation: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for six projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $2,999,981.00 is approved."

Attachments - 1

  1. Exhibit A - Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Exhibit A

Outdoor Grant Program Priority Listing
January 22, 2009
(Descending Order Of Priority)
(A = Acquisition, D = Development)
(* Resubmitted Project)

# SCORE APPLICANT AND PROJECT TYPE REQUESTED RECOMMENDED CUMULATIVE
1 97 Cottonwood Shores Park A&D $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
2 93 Laredo Independence Hills Park A&D $499,981 $499,981 $999,981
3 88 Kyle Plum Creek Preserve & Nature Trail A&D $500,000 $500,000 $1,499,981
4 84 Abilene Lake Fort Phantom Park D $500,000 $500,000 $1,999,981
5 81 Joshua City Park A&D $500,000 $500,000 $2,499,981
6 79 Dripping Springs Harrison Ranch Park A&D $500,000 $500,000 $2,999,981
7 78 Brownwood Camp Bowie Sports Complex A&D $500,000 $2,999,981
8 75 Roanoke Soccer/Football Park A&D $500,000 $2,999,981
9 73 Krum Community Park Development A&D $500,000 $2,999,981
10 71 Somerset Water Spray Park & Trails A&D $279,000 $2,999,981
11 69 Timber Lane Utility District Union Pacific Railroad Park A&D $465,734 $2,999,981
12 63 Linden City Park D $229,116 $2,999,981
13 63 Stockdale Central Park * A&D $123,240 $2,999,981
14 60 Addison Vitruvian Park & Trail * A&D $500,000 $2,999,981
15 57 Franklin County Recreational Parks North & South A&D $500,000 $2,999,981
16 49 Arlington Southeast Neighborhood Park A&D $500,000 $2,999,981
17 45 Dumas Municipal Aquatic Center D $500,000 $2,999,981
18 43 Glen Rose Oakdale Park * D $500,000 $2,999,981
19 42 Mission Northwest Park D $500,000 $2,999,981
20 42 Missouri City Freedom Tree Park D $500,000 $2,999,981
21 42 Webb County Colonia La Presa A&D $235,000 $2,999,981
22 41 McAllen The Crossings Park D $500,000 $2,999,981
23 37 Prosper 57 Acre Community Park D $500,000 $2,999,981
24 35 Taft Public Recreation Complex D $124,100 $2,999,981
25 32 Edinburg Northwest Municipal Park D $500,000 $2,999,981
26 26 Goliad County La Bahia Park D $25,400 $2,999,981
TOTALS $10,981,571 $2,999,981  

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