2009 Annual Park Improvement Projects

In Fiscal Year 2009, $85,000 was budgeted for major park maintenance and small renovation projects. Projects were chosen by staff and submitted for approval in the Capital Improvement Program, as part of the budget process. Any unused fund balance is reserved for potential grant matches or other unanticipated projects that may require mid-year funding. The projects below were chosen as 2009 annual park improvement projects.


Bench Replacement

Funding Fiscal Year: 2009
Project Number: C00413
Project Budget: $5,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2009

Project Description: This is the first funding year for a bench replacement program. Donated benches from the Memorial/Heritage Bench Program have been placed along the trails and in the parks. Some benches date back to 1995 and are in need of replacement. The replacement benches are made with environmentally-friendly recycled plastic lumber and have zinc plaques. The older wooden benches would periodically need to be re-painted and rotten wooden boards replaced. The new benches are more maintenance friendly, as they do not require re-painting, and the recycle-lumber boards do not deteriorate as with wood.
Project Status: Completed. Park staff replaced eight of the old wooden style benches on the MKT Trail between Providence Road and Forum Blvd. with recycled plastic benches. Four of the replacement benches were placed in the newly constructed MKT Plaza (2009).

Major Vendors

Vendor
Item
Purchase Order#
Contract Amount
Kay Park Rec Corp. Recycled Plastic Benches 090699 $4,596

 

Older wooden-style Memorial/Heritage Bench
New recycled-plastic lumber Memorial/Heritage benches placed at the MKT Plaza
Zinc plaque sample


Brown Station Park Improvements

Funding Fiscal Year(s): 2009, 2010, 2011
Project Number: C00414
Project Budget: 2009 – $20,000
2010 – $13,000
2011 – $25,000* 
Total – $58,000
Funding Source: $33,000 – Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
$25,000 – CDBG

* Mid-year appropriation
CDBG = Community Development Block Grant

Project Description: Improvements to Brown Station Park including site grading, walkways, pedestrian bridge and park amenities. Prepare for FY 2011 playground install. 
Project Status: Final funding occurs in FY 2011. 

Brown Station Park


Hickman Pool Renovation

Funding Fiscal Year: 2009
Project Number: C00364
Project Budget: 2008 – $37,715*
2009 – $39,000*
2010 – $39,000*
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2008

*Portion of project budget funded from Annual Park Improvement funds; total project cost is $529,368, with the City’s share being $264,684 paid over a three year period. Balance of City’s portion of the project to be paid out of pool operating funds.

Project Description: Renovate Hickman Pool. See description from first funding year, 2008. 
Project Status:Project completed. 2009 is year two of a three year funding period.

Hickman High School


Parkade Park Shelter Replacement

Funding Fiscal Year: 2009
Project Number: C00418
Project Budget: $14,500*
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2009

* Revised budget; original budget $12,000.

Project Description: The old wooden gazebo-style shelter at Parkade Park collapsed during a heavy snow storm in 2008. Install a replacement prefab shelter similar to the Paquin Park Shelter with force account labor.
Project Status: Completed.

Major Vendors
Vendor Item Purchase Order # Contract Amount
A. B. Creative Pre-fab shelter 090675 $13,450

 

Old shelter to be replaced
Old shelter collapsed under weight of snow
Completed new shelter at Parkade

Parkade Park


Walkway Repair

Funding Fiscal Year: 2009
Project Number:

C00421

Project Budget: $10,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax

Project Description: Repair or widen walkways in various parks throughout the system. Staff will prioritize sidewalk improvement needs and authorize repairs as funding allows. 
Project Status: Sidewalks to the tennis courts were repaired/replaced at Fairview Park. Unused funds will be added to the Fiscal Year 2010 project budget for walkway repair.

Major Vendors

Vendor
Item
Purchase Order#
Contract Amount
Tom Adair Construction Concrete work 091543 $2,419*

* Amount for this project only; part of a Term and Supply Contract.


Wireless Internet in Parks

Funding Fiscal Year: 2009
Project Number:

C00432

Project Budget: $6,380
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2009

Council Items
Project Description
Install equipment to provide free wireless Internet service in Flat Branch and Stephens Lake Parks. Coverage area in Stephens Lake Park to include the park shelters, beach area, and Riechmann Pavillion. Coverage area to include both blocks of Flat Branch Park. Solicit sponsor to donate monthly Internet costs.
Project Status: Project completed. iZones has donated the monthly Internet costs as sponsor of the project.
iZones.net

Major Vendors

Vendor
Item
Purchase Order#
Contract Amount
iZones Wireless Internet Wireless equipment and installation 091621 $5,430 

Capital Improvement Program