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Commission Agenda Item No. 6c
Presenter: Dana Lagarde

Action
Local Park Grant Funding
Small Community Recreation
August 20, 2015

I.       Executive Summary: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account (TRPA) provides matching grants to local governments for the acquisition and development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities.

II.     Discussion: Small Community Recreation Grants are made available to Texas local governments of less than 20,000 in population for the acquisition and/or development of outdoor recreation sites. Funds available include $709,104 from the TRPA. As of March 31, 2015 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department received 25 eligible Small Community applications requesting $1,641,529 in matching fund assistance.  Staff is recommending support of 11 projects in the amount of $709,104.

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 11 projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $709,104 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 42 City of Gunter, Texas Gunter Park II $175,787 $ 74,579.00 $ 74,579.00
2 41 City of Dublin Dublin City Park III $187,500 $ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00
3 37 City of Valley Mills Boy Scout Park $173,000 $ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00
4 33 City of Lyford Central Park $167,135 $ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00
5 32 City of Richland Community Park $20,000 $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00
6 32 City of Throckmorton Throckmorton City Park II $92,096 $ 45,863.00 $ 45,863.00
7 31 City of Brady Willie Washington Park $150,000 $ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00
8 31 City of Johnson City Johnson City Community Park II $150,000 $ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00
9 30 City of Edgewood Edgewood City Park $182,080 $ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00
10 29 City of Donna Altas Palmas and Little League Parks $107,324 $ 53,662.00 $ 53,662.00
11 29 City of Pilot Point Pilot Point City Park $180,000 $ 75,000.00 $ 75,000.00
12 28 Town of Refugio Heritage Park $182,500 $ 75,000.00  
13 26 City of Alice Craig Park $120,000 $ 60,000.00  
14 26 City of Commerce Centennial Park $208,903 $ 75,000.00  
15 25 City of Bandera Silver Spur Skate Park $192,360 $ 75,000.00  
16 24 City of Breckenridge Breckenridge City Park II $150,000 $ 75,000.00  
17 24 City of Port Isabel Arturo Galvan Coastal Park $1,750,000 $ 75,000.00  
18 23 City of Stratford Stratford Community Park $150,000 $ 75,000.00  
19 22 City of Driscoll Veterans Memorial Park $171,750 $ 75,000.00  
20 22 Village of Surfside Beach Fort Velasco Historical Park $482,076 $ 75,000.00  
21 21 City of Shallowater Young City Park $97,900 $ 10,000.00  
22 20 City of Gruver Gruver Community Park III $148,000 $ 74,000.00  
23 20 City of Onalaska Caney Creek Park $80,000 $ 40,000.00  
24 17 City of Edcouch Bell City Park $146,850 $ 73,425.00  
25 16 City of Lindale Downtown Park $150,000 $ 75,000.00  
  $5,615,261 $1,641,529 $709,104