Annual City/School Playground Improvements

History

Columbia Parks and Recreation has provided funding for improvements to playgrounds and/or other park facilities on school grounds that are made available for use by the public during non-school hours. These cooperative projects between the City and School District save taxpayer dollars by avoiding duplication of facilities. Annual funding, when available, is set aside each year for this program. Below is a chart showing the schools that have benefited from this program since 1998. The Park Sales Tax has been the funding source for these City/School co-op projects since 2006.

Other City/School Co-op Capital Improvement Projects

 

School Funding
Fiscal
Year
Project
Number
Funding
Source
Project
Budget
Project Status
Grant Elementary 1998 C00024 GF/PI $20,000 Completed
Benton Elementary 2000 C00087 CDBG $15,000 Completed
Field Elementary 2000 C40171 CDBG $15,000 Completed
Lee Elementary 2001 C00112 CDBG $15,000 Completed
West Blvd. Elementary 2002 C00206 CDBG $15,000 Completed
Parkade Elementary 2004 C00193 GF/PI $15,000 Completed
Mill Creek Elementary 2005 C00216 1/4 99 ST $15,000 Completed
Shepard Elementary 2006 C00249 Park Sales Tax $15,000 Completed
Blue Ridge Elementary 2007 C00249 Park Sales Tax $15,000 Completed
Russell Blvd. Elementary 2007 C00249 Park Sales Tax $15,000 Completed
Ridgeway Elementary 2007 C00249 Park Sales Tax $15,000 Completed
Parkade Elementary 2008 C00249 Park Sales Tax $15,000 Completed
Fairview Elementary 2009 C00249 Park Sales Tax $20,000 Completed
Derby Ridge Elementary 2010 C00249 Park Sales Tax $20,000 Completed
Grant Elementary 2011 C00249 Park Sales Tax $25,000 Completed
West Middle School 2012 C00249 Park Sales Tax $25,000 Completed
West Blvd., Shepard Blvd. and Lee Elementary schools 2013 C00249 Park Sales Tax $25,000 Lee and Shepard School projects completed. West Blvd. project cancelled.
Hickman High School 2014 C00249 Park Sales Tax $25,000 Completed
New Haven and Russell Blvd. Elementary Schools 2015 C00249 Park Sales Tax $25,000 Completed
Benton, Fairview, Parkade and Paxton Keeley Playground Equipment 2016/2017 00249 Park Sales Tax $50,000 Completed
New Haven and West Boulevard Elementary Playground Equipment 2018 00249 Park Sales Tax $30,000 Agreement Established

Funding Sources

  • GF/PI – General Fund/Public Improvement – local funds generated through the sales tax.
  • CDBG – Community Development Block Grant, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Development.
  • 1/4 99 Sales Tax – Quarter cent sales tax passed by voters in 1999 to fund capital projects.
  • Park Sales Tax – One-eighth cent sales tax dedicated funding for park capital improvement projects originally passed by voters in 2000, extended in 2005 and again in 2010. It is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2016.

Parkade Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2004
Project Budget: $15,000
Funding Source: General Fund/PI
Year Completed: 2004

Council Items
Project Description: New playground was built with various play features. 
Project Notes: PO# 050858 
Project Status: Completed.
See 2008 Parkade Elementary School project.

Parkade Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Mill Creek Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2005
Project Budget: $15,000
Funding Source: 1/4 99 Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2010

Council Items
Project Description: Add new play equipment and swings to playground.
Project Notes: PO# 071527 
Project Status: Completed.

Mill Creek Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Shepard Blvd. Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2006
Project Budget: $15,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2006

Council Items
Project Description: Construct an asphalt exercise trail with exercise stations along the way.
Project Notes: PO# 061211 
Project Status: Completed.

Shepard Blvd. Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Blue Ridge Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2007
Project Budget: $15,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2008

Council Items
Project Description
: Install new modular playground equipment. 
Project Notes: 
PO# 071527 
Project Status:
 Completed.

Blue Ridge Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Russell Blvd. Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2007
Project Budget: $15,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2008

Council Items
Project Description: Install new modular playground equipment. 
Project Notes: PO# 071527 
Project Status: Completed.

Russell Blvd. Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Ridgeway Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2007
Project Budget: $15,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2007

Council Items
Project Description: Install new modular playground equipment. 
Project Notes: PO# 071527 
Project Status: Completed. 

Ridgeway Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Parkade Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2008
Project Budget: $15,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2009

Council Items
Project Description: Install new modular playground equipment.

Project Notes: Parkade Elementary School playground agreement and project replaced the Field Elementary School playground agreement and project. Due to the building of a new elementary school, the future use of the Field Elementary School building and grounds had not yet been determined. Columbia Public Schools requested the project be changed to Parkade. PO# 082152.

Project Status: Completed.

See 2004 Parkade Elementary School Project.

Parkade Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Fairview Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2009
Project Budget: $20,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2009 – Track
2011 – Playground

Council Items

Project Description: Construct 400 meter track at Fairview Elementary School. Replace basketball goals and add a playground fort and quad spring rider.

Project Notes: PO# 091934

Project Status: Completed.

Fairview Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project
Dedication of Fairview Track – 10/7/2009 Students Present “Thank You” Card to Mayor Hindman

Fairview Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

Fairview Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project
Before Replacement ——-After Replacement

Fairview Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Derby Ridge Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2010
Project Budget: $20,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed:

2012 – Playground Improvements
2015 – Final Completion

Council Items
Project Description: City/School co-op playground project at Derby Ridge Elementary School. Addition of playground equipment and perimeter trail.
Project Notes: PO# 102685 
Project Status: Completed

Derby Ridge Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

Grant Elementary School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2011
Project Budget: $25,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2012

Council Items
Project Description: 
Addition of modular playground equipment.
Project Notes: PO# 111058
Project Status: Completed

Grant Elementary School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

West Middle School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2012
Project Budget: $25,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2015

Council Items

Project Description: City/School co-op fitness track and football/soccer field project at West Junior High School

Project Notes: PO# 121588

Project Status: Completed

Related Articles:

West Middle School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

West Blvd., Shepard, and Lee Elementary Schools – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2013
Project Budget: $25,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2014

Project Description:

  • West Blvd. Elementary School – Softball/baseball backstop (~$4,000)
  • Shepard Elementary School – Softball/baseball Back Stop (~$4,000) – completed
  • Lee Elementary School – Replace playground structure (~$15,000) – completed

Council Items:

Project Notes: PO# 131575. West Blvd. Elementary School was substituted for New Haven Elementary School project. New Haven Elementary School project was moved to the FY 2014 funded projects.

Project Status: Shepard Elementary and Lee Elementary have been completed. West Blvd. project was cancelled. Completed

West Blvd., Shepard, and Lee Elementary Schools - City/School Co-op Playground Project

West Blvd., Shepard, and Lee Elementary Schools - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

 


Preschool Playground at Hickman High School – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2014
Project Budget: $25,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2014

Project Description: City-school co-op project for a preschool playground at Hickman High School.

Council Items

Project Notes: PO# 141357. An agreement to fund a preschool playground at HIckman High School replaced the original agreement executed December 16, 2013 that was for New Haven, Parkade, West Blvd., Fairview and Russell Elementary School playground projects listed below:

  • New Haven Elementary School – Walking/running track (~$8,000)
  • Parkade Elementary School – New playground structure (~$4,000)
  • Fairview Elementary School – New playground structure (~$6,000)
  • Russell Elementary School – Replace playground structure (~$6,000)

Project Status: Completed

Preschool Playground at Hickman High School - City/School Co-op Playground Project

 

 


New Haven and Russell Blvd. Elementary Schools – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2015
Project Budget: $25,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2017

Project Description: Construction of a running/walking track at New Haven Elementary School and new playground equipment at Russell Blvd. Elementary School.

Council Items

Project StatusCompleted


Benton, Fairview, Parkade, and Paxton Keeley – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2016 and 2017
Project Budget: $50,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year completed: 2017


Project Description:
 Columbia Public School District (CPSD) has identified Benton Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Parkade Elementary and Paxton Keeley Elementary as their priorities for the FY-2016 and FY-2017 City/School playground improvement grant.playground

Council Items

Project Notes: PO# 20171749. Total funding for the two years is $50,000 and the specific projects are:

  • Benton Elementary – playground equipment $9,000
  • Fairview Elementary – playground equipment $15,000
  • Parkade Elementary – playground equipment $16,000
  • Paxton Keeley Elementary – playground equipment $10,000

Project Status Completed

Related Article:


New Haven and West Boulevard Elementary Schools – City/School Co-op Playground Project

Funding Fiscal Year: 2018
Project Budget: $30,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year completed:

Project Description: Columbia Public School District (CPSD) has identified New Haven Elementary and West Boulevard Elementary as their priorities for the FY-2018 City/School playground improvement grant.

Council Items

Project Status: Agreement established.


Capital Improvement Program

City-School Co-op Projects