Capital Improvement Project: Eastport Park Development

Funding Fiscal Year: 2008
Project Number: C00348
Project Budget: $135,000
Funding Source:

$100,000 Park Sales Tax
$35,000 Force Account Labor

Year Completed: 2011

Project Description: 
Develop neighborhood park on 13-acre parcel east of Columbia.

Project Manager: Richard Perkins, Engineering Aide IV, 573-874-7238, RJPerkin@GoColumbiaMo.comcreate new email

Council Items

Parcel Mapopens IMAGE file

Park Master Planopens PDF file

Interested Parties Meeting: First meeting held April 8, 2008 at the Columbia Visitors Center. Second meeting held May 15, 2008 at the ARC. Third meeting was held July 8, 2008 at the Best Western Hotel on Interstate 70 Drive.

Project Notes: Two options were presented at an interested parties meeting held April 8, 2008 wherein the public had opportunity to give input on the options. A revised plan was created from the public input received. Subsequent interested parties meetings were held May 15 and July 8. A public hearing was held and the project was approved at the November 17, 2008 Council Meeting. Construction, starting with earthwork for the playground, began June 25, 2009. Construction goals for the 2009 season are to complete grading and streambank stabilization; install the playground and safety surfacing; seed and straw for fall establishment; construct the loop trail; and if possible, construct the picnic area and walkways. Some trees may be planted this fall, but it is likely that final tree planting will be done in the spring.

Project Status: Completed.

Major Vendors
** Vendor Item Purchase Order # Contract Amount
C Richardson Excavation Earth work 061255 $6,903*
C Playpower LT Playground and installation 091093 $28,983
M BJ Services Playground fiber mulch 081656 $2,686*
M Boone Quarries Rock 82967 & 92493 $7,015*
M Central Concrete Concrete 52459 $7,935*
M Remsel Corp Boulders 80786 $4,715*
M Uthlaut, Harold Straw 92244 & 92322 $1,994
M Natural Structures Single table shelters 101629 $10,077

* Amount for this project only; part of a term and supply contract. 
** C = contract work; M = materials only

Tree and brush clearing by park staff
(Photo taken 6/30/09)
Grading Work
(Photo taken 7/9/09)
Stream Stabilization
(Photo taken 7/9/09)
Playground Installation
(Photo taken 9/15/09)
Trail Construction
(Photo taken September 2009)
Main park elements completed
(Photo taken June 2010)


Eastport Park

Capital Improvement Program