Capital Improvement Project: Flat Branch Park – Phase II

(between Locust & Elm Street)

Funding Fiscal Year(s): 2004-2006
Project Number: C00133

Project Budget:

Funding Source(s):

$200,000 – EPA Grant
$149,850 – LWCF Grant 
$64,480 – Prior Year Appropriation
$11,000 – 1/4 99 Sales Tax
$11,909 – Force Account Labor
$379,963 – Park Sales Tax
$321,587 – Donations

Project Completed: 2008

* Budget includes environmental site cleanup and park development .

Plansopens PDF file

Council Items

Project Description: Project site is an extension of Flat Branch Park between Locust and Elm Street. The City was awarded a $200,000 EPA Grant to assist with the environmental site cleanup needed due to petroleum leakage. Contaminated soil was hauled off and clean soil was brought in. After the site clean up, the park development proceeded, including stream restoration, MKT Trail extension under Elm and Locust boxes, construction/installation of a playground, spraygrounds, amphitheater, sidewalks, benches, and art sculptures. Construction of a pedestrian bridge connecting the Convention and Visitors Bureau to the park was donated by Allstate Consultants. The City of Columbia received a $149,850 Land and Water Conservation Grant to assist with the park development, along with sizable donations from local merchants and organizations. Construction of amphitheater, landscaping, and finish work was accomplished with park force account labor.

Project Status: Environmental cleanup was completed in 2006. (The City of Columbia was recognized by the Department of Natural Resources for Flat Branch Park Phase II being the 300th successful brownfield cleanup project in the state of Missouri.) The major park amenities were completed in time for the Roots N’ Blues Festival held on September 7 & 8, 2007, with the stream restoration work completed and the playground, spraygrounds, amphitheater, sidewalks, benches, and art sculptures installed. Since the festival, the park sign and plaques were installed, bridge completed, landscaping and detail finish work completed. The park is completed and was dedicated on May 3, 2008.

Major Vendors

Purchase Order#
Contract Amount
Terracon Consultants Environmental engineering services 043378 $20,000
Environmental Science Corp. Soil testing 061343 $19,136
Sunbelt Environmental Services Environmental cleanup 061066 $450,677
Roy Richardson Excavation Grading and stream restoration work 061255 $37,150*
Boone Quarry Rock 053081, 062414, 072093 $38,432*
Remsel Corp. Boulder hauling & rip rap 030690 $30,259*
David R. Gaines Concrete flatwork 063129 $43,446**
Ri-mor Topsoil Top soil & fill dirt 051670 $48,750*
Mid-Mo Electric Electrical work 072411 $52,470
Larry Young Art sculptures 062325 $30,000
Westport Pools Sprayground construction 071904 $193,535
Fry & Associates Playground & installation 072317 $15,000
Fry & Associates Benches 072354 $8,587
Fry & Associates Trash receptacles 072418 $4,254
Most Dependable Fountains Drinking fountain 072431 $2,640**
Wehymeyer Masonry, LLC Stone work 081677 $13,300
A.R.K. Ramos Bronze plaques 081601 $6,247

* Term & supply contract

** Amount is for this project only; part of larger contract


Creek between Elm and Locust street
before restoration, facing Elm box
Locust Street box before development
Flat Branch Park Phase II
at the beginning of the parking lot demolition
Environmental site cleanup
Beginning of stream restoration work
Trail construction through Elm Street box
Trail construction and stream restoration completed
Art sculptures, benches, and
playground installation completed
Construction of sprayground
and amphitheater completed
Trail through Locust Street box completed


Flat Branch Park

Capital Improvement Program