2017 Annual Park Improvement Projects

In Fiscal Year 2017, $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 2017 annual park improvement projects. Details on each individual project follow.

Funding Fiscal Year: 2017
Project Number: C00056
Project Budget: $160,000
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Projects Funded: Project Number Project Name Amount Funded by 2017 Annual Parks
00671 Valleyview Park Improvements $60,000
00672 Waters House Improvements $50,000
00670 Twin Lakes Recreation Area Bathhouse $25,000
00666 Bocce Court Construction $25,000

 


Valleyview Park Improvements

Funding Fiscal Year: 2017
Project Number: 00671
Project Budget: $90,000
Funding Source: $60,000 –  Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
$30,000 – GameTime, Inc. Playground Grant
Year Completed: 2018

Project Description: Replace playground equipment, install a water fountain and 6′ ADA walkway connecting the sidewalk along Garden Drive to the one table shelter and the new playground, and replace the backstop in the open playground.

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

Proposed Plans

Council Items

Interested Parties Meeting: A meeting was held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Valleyview Park, 2210 Garden Drive, Columbia, MO 65202. An online survey was available from June 15, 2017 until June 26, 2017.  View the comments received.

Project Notes: Park staff participated in the 2017 Show Me Healthy Communities Statewide Training Funding Initiative and received a $30,000 playground grant  from GameTime, Inc. for the playground at Valleyview Park. The funds were given in the way of a credit toward the purchase of the Valleyview playground. The Valleyview playground is designated as a GameTime national demonstration site for data collection that will contribute toward the publication of a White Paper to highlight best practices and outcomes achieved at park sites throughout Missouri in an effort to encourage children and families to be more active and increase park usage.

Project Status: Completed.

Valleyview Park


Waters House Improvements

Funding Fiscal Year: 2017
Project Number: 00672
Project Budget: $50,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2017

Project Description: Project will include the remaining renovations to the Waters House located at the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area. Park staff will add ADA accessible restrooms, improve meeting area spaces and replace the exterior siding on the home.

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

Project Manager: Ryan Atkinson

Project Status: Completed.

Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area


Twin Lakes Recreation Area Bathhouse Renovations

Funding Fiscal Year: 2017
Project Number: 00670
Project Budget: $25,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed:

Project Description: Interior and exterior renovations to the existing bathhouse used by park patrons and Little Mates Cove customers. Planned renovations will focus on new siding, doors plumbing fixtures and windows.

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: Administrative Improvement Project report on August 21, 2017 Council Meeting Agenda.  Work scheduled to begin in the fall of 2018.

Twin Lakes Recreation Area


Bocce Court Construction

Funding Fiscal Year: 2017
Project Number:  00666
Project Budget: $25,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed:

Project Description: Project will include the construction of 4 to 6 regulation Bocce courts at Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area. Project will also include necessary ADA walkways to access the courts.

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

Project Manager: Liz Lynch, Park Planner, 573-874-7537,Elizabeth.Lynch@como.gov

Bocce Court Plan

Council Items

Project Status: Oyster shell material purchased and construction is underway.

Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area