Presenters: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 5
Action
Outdoor Recreation Grant Funding
January 28, 2010

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. TPWD received 32 eligible applications requesting $14,406,609 in matching fund assistance. Staff is recommending support of seven projects in the amount of $3,084,687.

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 $2,584,687 from TRPA revenue, and $500,000 from LWCF revenue. This review includes applications from 32 sponsors requesting $14,406,609 in matching funds for all applications submitted by July 31, 2009. 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 seven projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $3,084,687 is approved."

Attachments - 1

  1. Exhibit A - Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 5
Exhibit A

Outdoor Grant Priority Listing
January 28, 2010
(Descending Order of Priority)
(*Resubmitted Project)

# Score Sponsor Authority Project Name Grant Request State Match Total Project Cost
1 94 Uvalde Kiwanis Parks Sports Complex * $500,000 $500,000 $1,102,504
2 92 Murphy Community Park & Maxwell Creek Greenbelt Expansion $500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000
3 91 Sealy Jacqueline A. Cryan Memorial Town Park * $500,000 $500,000 $2,012,000
4 90 Forest Hill Griggs Park * $491,000 $491,000 $982,000
5 89 Florence Community Park $191,215 $191,215 $382,430
6 86 Alpine Park & Trail Improvements * $402,472 $402,472 $804,944
7 86 Haltom City Whites Branch Park * $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
8 85 Kendall County 4-H Horse Club Youth Agriculture and Equestrian Center $500,000 $0 $11,500,000
9 84 Gun Barrel City Park Expansion-West Section * $500,000 $0 $1,565,538
10 83 Jarrell Memorial Park $240,000 $0 $480,000
11 83 Wichita Falls Wichita Bluff Open Space $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
12 82 Rusk Lion's Park * $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
13 81 Krum Community Park Development * $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
14 81 Schleicher County El Dorado County Park $500,000 $0 $2,091,743
15 80 San Angelo Concho River Trail II $500,000 $0 $8,319,302
16 79 Harris County MUD #179 Ten Acre Park * $499,128 $0 $998,256
17 78 Addison Vitruvian Park* $500,000 $0 $6,100,000
18 74 Liberty Hill City Park $200,000 $0 $400,000
19 74 Vernon Orbison Park $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
20 73 Euless Midway Park Family Life Center $500,000 $0 $9,800,000
21 73 Mission Northwest Park * $500,000 $0 $1,134,950
22 72 Somerset Water Spray Park and Trails * $253,750 $0 $507,500
23 71 Texarkana Park Upgrades (3 Sites) $285,294 $0 $575,088
24 68 Highland Village Doubletree Ranch $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
25 65 Greenville Graham Park $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
26 58 Reeves County Community Park $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
27 58 Rosenberg Seabourne Creek Park III $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
28 50 Nueces County Amistad Park $343,750 $0 $747,500
29 46 Brownfield Coleman Park $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
30 45 Angelina County Cassels-Boykin Park $500,000 $0 $1,150,000
31 45 Hidalgo Valle Alto Park II $500,000 $0 $1,000,000
32 43 Sanger John Porter Sports Complex $500,000 $0 $1,506,000
TOTALS $14,406,609 $3,084,687 $64,659,755

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