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Commission Agenda Item No. 6b
Presenter: Dana Lagarde

Action
Local Park Grant Funding
Non-Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant
August 20, 2015

I.       Executive Summary: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State and Local Assistance Program, and the Texas Recreation and Parks Account (TRPA) provide matching grants to local governments for the acquisition and development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities.

II.     Discussion: Non-Urban Outdoor Recreation Grants are made available to Texas local governments of less than 500,000 in population for the acquisition and/or development of outdoor recreation sites.  Funds available include $621,693 from the LWCF, and $3,272,457 from the TRPA. As of March 31, 2015 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department received 22 eligible Non-Urban Outdoor applications requesting $8,015,851 in matching fund assistance.  Staff is recommending support of 10 projects in the amount of $3,894,150.

Exhibit A ranks the projects in descending order based on the scoring criteria adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

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

"Funding for 10 projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $3,894,150 is approved.”

Attachments – 1

  1. Exhibit A – Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 6
Exhibit A

Priority Listing
# Score Applicant Name Project Name Total Project Cost Requested Funding Recommendation
1 96 City of Los Fresnos Nature Park $1,073,494 $400,000 $400,000
2 94 City of Rockwall Breezy Hill Park $2,592,050 $400,000 $400,000
3 91 City of Center Mini Park $1,010,000 $400,000 $400,000
4 82 City of Galveston Community Swim Center $4,101,910 $400,000 $400,000
5 77 City of Brady Richards Park III $810,000 $400,000 $400,000
6 77 City of Longview The Green $800,000 $400,000 $400,000
7 73 City of Tomball Broussard Park $3,869,550 $400,000 $400,000
8 72 City of Wheeler Aquatic Center $1,009,498 $400,000 $400,000
9 72 Town of Flower Mound Twin Coves Park $3,500,000 $400,000 $400,000
10 69 Town of Little Elm McCord Park $1,070,350 $400,000 $294,150
11 66 City of San Juan Sorensen Park $251,400 $49,987  
12 65 City of Holliday City Park $833,921 $399,590  
13 63 City of Ingleside Live Oak Park III $4,270,900 $400,000  
14 52 City of Corpus Christi West Guth Park $2,900,000 $400,000  
15 52 City of Tyler Gladys & TB Stewart Park $652,500 $326,250  
16 43 Town of Hollywood Park Voigt Park II $799,300 $399,650  
17 42 City of Weatherford Heritage Park II $1,730,850 $400,000  
18 41 City of Slaton Compress Lake Park $805,500 $400,000  
19 31 City of McAllen Nature Center $800,000 $400,000  
20 29 City of Kilgore Baseball Complex $2,489,000 $400,000  
21 27 Kleberg County Fred Williams Park $795,750 $397,875  
22 21 City of Whitehouse Sports Complex $169,996 $42,499  
Total $36,335,969 $8,015,851 $3,894,150