2018 Annual Park Improvement Projects

In Fiscal Year 2018, $160,000 was budgeted for major park maintenance and small renovation or enhancement projects. Projects were submitted for approval in the Capital Improvement Program, as part of the budget process. Any unused fund balance is reserved for potential grant matches, other unanticipated projects that may require mid-year funding, or rolled over to the next fiscal year for future projects. The projects below were chosen for 2018 annual park improvement projects. Details on each individual project follow.

Funding Fiscal Year: 2018
Project Number: C00056
Project Budget: $160,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Projects Funded
Project Number Project Name Amount Funded by 2017 Annual Parks
00690 Cosmo Handball Courts $45,000
00696 Cosmo Skate Park Improvements $35,000
00697 Emergency Phone Replacements $20,000
00703 Philips Park Trail and Landscaping Improvements $60,000

Cosmo Handball Courts

Funding Fiscal Year: 2018
Project Number: 00690
Project Budget: $45,000*
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed:  

*potential private donation pending.

Project Description: Project will include the construction of two handball courts in the park along with sidewalk improvements.

Media Inquiries: Tammy Miller, Marketing Specialist, 573-874-7465, tammy.miller@como.gov

Project Manager: Matt Boehner, Sr. Park Planner, 573-874-7204, matthew.boehner@como.gov

Project Status: Planning stage.

Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area


Cosmo Skate Park Improvements

Funding Fiscal Year: 2018
Project Number: 00696
Project Budget: $35,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed:  


Project Description:
Project will replace one existing feature at the skate park and repair multiple areas of broken/cracked concrete at the facility.

Media Inquiries: Tammy Miller, Marketing Specialist, 573-874-7465, tammy.miller@como.gov

Project Manager: Matt Boehner, Sr. Park Planner, 874-7204, matthew.boehner@como.gov

Council Items

Project Status: Planning stage.

Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area


Emergency Phone Replacements

Funding Fiscal Year: 2018
Project Number: 00697
Project Budget: $20,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed:  


Project Description: 
Project will replace existing emergency phones at Stephens Lake Park (1) and the MKT Trail (2) with new blue light emergency phones to increase phone visibility to park and trail users and eliminate on-going maintenance of the 10+ year old existing phones.

Media Inquiries: Tammy Miller, Marketing Specialist, 573-874-7465, tammy.miller@como.gov

Project input: Mike Snyder, Park Planning Superintendent, 573-874-7204,
mike.snyder@como.gov

Project Status: Equipment has been received and installation is underway.

Stephens Lake Park

MKT Trail


Philips Park Trail and Landscaping Improvements

Funding Fiscal Year: 2018
Project Number: 00703
Project Budget: $60,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed:  


Project Description:
Project at Philips Park will include the construction of a bridge over the existing low water crossing on the lake trail, landscaping improvements at parking areas, signage and tree plantings at the park. As development continues around the park, staff has a need to improve trail and natural resources conditions on the property.

Media Inquiries: Tammy Miller, Marketing Specialist, 573-874-7465, tammy.miller@como.gov

Project Manager: Toney Lowery, Sr. Park Planner, 573-874-7537, toney.lowery@como.gov

Project Status: Planning stage.

Philips Park