2011 Annual Park Improvement Projects

In Fiscal Year 2011, $100,000 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, 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 2011 annual park improvement projects. Details on each individual project follow.

Funding Fiscal Year: 2011
Project Number: C00056
Project Budget: $100,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Project Funds:
Project # Project Name Amount Funded by 2011 Annual Parks*
 C00413 Bench Replacement $5,000
C00444 Fitness/Exercise Replacement $25,000
C00458 Park Sign Replacement $20,000
C00459 Clyde Wilson Park Improvement $35,000
C00421 Walkway Repair $10,000
C00460 3M Urban Ecological Restoration $20,000**

*Some projects had additional funding from other sources or fiscal years. See individual projects below for complete budget information.

** Mid-year appropriation. Also from previous year’s Annual Parks fund balance.


Bench Replacement

Funding Fiscal Year: 2011
Project Number: C00413
Project Budget: $5,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2011

Project Description: Replace 7 Memorial/Heritage benches at Twin Lakes Recreation Area.

Project Manager: Paul Scolaro, Construction Supervisor

Project Notes: This is the third 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 (see sample photo). The replacement benches are made with environmentally-friendly recycled plastic lumber and have zinc plaques. (See sample photos) 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.


Fitness/Exercise Replacement

Funding Fiscal Year: 2011
Project Number: C00444
Project Budget: $25,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2011

Project Description: This project will fund two stretching stations at MKT Forum Blvd. Access, two stretching stations at MKT Stadium Blvd. Access, and five replacement pieces of exercise equipment for Lions-Stephens Park.

Project Manager: Mike Snyder, Sr. Park Planner, 573-874-7204, mike.snyder@como.gov

Project Notes: Fitness stations were replaced at Albert-Oakland Park in 2009-2010. (See 2010 Annual Park Improvement Project) Stretching stations at MKT Stadium installed in time for 2011 Bike, Walk, & Wheel Week.

Project Status: Project completed. Two stretching stations installed at MKT Stadium Blvd. Access, two stretching stations installed at MKT Forum Blvd. Access, and six pieces of replacement exercise equipment were installed at Lions-Stephens Park.

Major Vendors

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Vendor
Item
Purchase Order#
Amount
M Noah’s Park & Playground Fitness Stations 110991 $14,070

**M = Materials Only 

Stretching stations at MKT Stadium Access (Photo taken 5/18/2011)
One of six replacement fitness stations installed at Lions-Stephens Park (Photo taken 10/18/2011)
(See Lions-Stephens Fitness Circuit for more photos of replacement stations)
Stretching stations at MKT Forum Access (Photo taken 11/1/2011)


Park Sign Replacement

Funding Fiscal Year: 2011
Project Number: C00458
Project Budget: $20,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2011

Project Description: Replace deteriorating wooden park entrance signs at Cosmo and Douglass Parks. Cosmo Park sign to be replaced with similar wood structure by park staff. Douglass Park sign to be replaced with stone sign. The stone construction will be contracted. Letters will be installed by park staff.

Project Manager: Mike Snyder, Sr. Park Planner, 573-874-7204, mike.snyder@como.gov

Project Status: Completed.

Major Vendors

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Vendor
Item
Purchase Order#
Amount
C Sartaine Masonry Douglass Park Stone Sign Construction 111963 $6,940
M Signs Now Black Sign Letter F91974 $446

** C = Contract Work; M = Materials Only 

Former sign at Cosmo Park two years before replacement. Wood boards were deteriorating from rot.
(Photo taken 8/2009)
New sign at Cosmo Park
(Photo taken 5/27/2011)
Douglass Park sign before replacement. Wood boards were deteriorating from rot. (Photo taken 2010)
New Douglass Park sign construction completed (Photo taken 8/30/2011)


Clyde Wilson Park Improvement

Funding Fiscal Year: 2011
Project Number: C00459
Project Budget: $35,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2011

Project Description: Improve park access, replace bridges and park entrance signs, trail improvements, replace old wood bench planks with recycled-material planks and new plaque. Work to done by park staff.

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

Proposed Plan
Council Items

Interested Parties Meeting: Held at 6:00pm on October 26, 2011 at the Hillel Building, with 12 people attending.

Project Notes: Formerly Rockhill Park. (See Council item.) The project and agreement with MU was approved at the May 16, 2011 Council Meeting. The bridge closest to Rockhill Road access was replaced as part of an Eagle Scout project.

Project Status: Project completed.

Major Vendors

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Vendor
Item
Purchase Order#
Amount
M Ahrens Steel Bridge steel beams 111906 $12,062
M Sentinel Lumber Bridge cedar boards 111909 $2,255

** M = Materials Only 

Clyde Wilson Park

Rockhill Bridge after replacement
(Eagle Scout project w/Park Staff improvements)
Rockhill Bridge before replacement
Rollins Bridge #1 before replacement
Rollins Bridge #1 after replacement
Rollins Bridge #2 before replacement
Rollins Bridge #2 after replacement
Rollins Bridge #3 before replacement
Rollins Bridge #3 after replacement
Intersection (bottom) Bridge
before replacement
Intersection (bottom) Bridge
after replacement


Walkway Repair

Funding Fiscal Year: 2011
Project Number: C00421
Project Budget: $10,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2014

Project Description: Replace damaged concrete walks and install a short sidewalk loop on the southwest side of the walking trail at Stephens Lake Park.

Council Items

Plans

Project Notes: 2010 Annual Park Improvement Walkway funds were rolled over into 2011. A portion of the rolled over funds were transferred to the Flat Branch Spray-ground Repair project.

Project Status: Completed.

Stephens Lake Park


Capital Improvement Program

Annual Park Improvement Projects