Presenters: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Indoor Recreation Local Park Grant Funding
January 28, 2010

I. Executive Summary: Indoor Recreation Grants are made from the Texas Recreation and Parks Account to Texas local governments for the acquisition and/or development of indoor recreation facilities. As of July 31, 2009 TPWD received eight eligible indoor applications requesting $5,045,000 in matching fund assistance. Staff is recommending support of two projects for this fiscal year in the amount of $1,500,000.

II. Discussion: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) is a dedication of a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods, effective September 1, 1993. This program provides matching fund assistance to local governments for outdoor and indoor recreation.

III. Recommendation: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for two projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $1,500,000 is approved."

Attachments - 1

  1. Exhibit A - Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No.4
Exhibit A

Indoor Grant Priority Listing
January 28, 2010
(Descending Order of Priority)
(*Resubmitted Project)

# Score Sponsor Authority Project Name Grant Request State Match Total Project Cost
1 81 Murphy Old Murphy School Community Center $750,000 $750,000 $1,500,000
2 68 La Feria Recreation Center $750,000 $750,000 $1,500,000
3 57 Maverick County Las Quintas Recreation Center $500,000 $1,000,000
4 51 Brown County Zephyr ISD Activity Center $750,000 $3,000,000
5 51 Euless Midway Park Family Life Center $750,000 $11,800,000
6 41 Rockport "The Gathering Place" Rockport Community Center* $750,000 $2,750,000
7 27 Hidalgo Valle Alto Park Youth Center $525,000 $1,050,000
8 22 Jim Hogg County Youth Center $270,000 $540,000
TOTALS $5,045,000 $1,500,000 $23,140,000