Park Capital Improvement Plan

The Capital Improvement Plan is vital to our City. It is a five-year plan for physical improvements to public facilities and infrastructure through which tax dollars for streets and traffic control, libraries, storm drainage, police, housing, fire, solid waste, public health, and parks are allocated. The CIP plan is revised annually to include new projects and to reflect change in priorities. In addition, public meetings are held every year, in each City Council District, to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the process and recommend projects to be included in the plan.

The Adopted fiscal year (FY) 2007-2011 CIP calls for the appropriation of $4.51 billion during the five-year period for two major categories of programs, enterprise and property tax supported programs. Of the total planned appropriations, $2.25 billion is for projects in the enterprise fund programs (Airport, Convention & Entertainment, Wastewater, and Water). The remaining $2.27 billion addresses a full range of citywide capital facility and infrastructure improvements.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department's FY 2007-2011 CIP budget total $155 million and is funded by several funding sources including bond funds, grants, and other agencies and or private contributions. This five-year CIP program continues Phase I of the Master Plan. The current Parks Master Plan will be updated in FY2007. The following is a list of 2006 Park projects by Council District that have been completed or under construction.

COUNCIL DISTRICT

 DISTRICT A
Forest West Park (5915 Golden Forest Dr., 77092)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$86,000
 2007
 Included a walking/ jogging trail, newly sodded in-field, and site and drainage improvements.
Mangum Manor Park (5235 Saxon, 77092)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$287,000
 2007
 Included the installation of a retaining wall; new playground equipment and the removal and  replacement  of the existing swing set; asphalt walking / jogging trail; grading and drainage, landscaping  and irrigation;  security lights; plaza and picnic shelter improvements, and a new concrete sidewalk.
Freed Park (7020 Shadyvilla Ln., 77055)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$348,000
 2007
 Included moving the electrical service from street to park, new handicapped parking, new playground,  benches, water fountain, walkway and site and drainage improvements.
Sylvester Turner Park (2800 W. Little York, 77091)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$2,521,000
 2007
 Includes the redevelopment of the park with two lighted little league field, one lighted NCAA field, jogging  trails, walks, boardwalk, signage, fencing, irrigation, site lighting, parking lots, playground, picnic shelter,  landscape and drainage improvements.
Haden Park (1404 Witte Rd., 77080)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$512,000
 2007
 Project Scope: Includes a new playground, new parking lot, asphalt walking/jogging trail, security lighting,  drinking fountain, benches, gazebo, entry walls, signage, landscaping, irrigation, grading and drainage.
Freshmeadow Park (4500 Campbell Rd., 77041)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$100,000
 2007
 Includes a new asphalt walking/jogging trail, grading and ADA connector sidewalks.
Agnes Moffit (10645 Hammerly, 77043)
Budget: $25,000
 DISTRICT C
Reeves (Gail) Park (8800 Mullins, 77096)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
TBA
 2007
 Includes a new sidewalks, walking/jogging trail, playground equipment, seating plaza, ornamental fencing,  basketball court and security lighting; renovation of the picnic pavilion; improvements to grading and  drainage and the tennis court.
 
 DISTRICT D
Cloverland Park (11800 Scott, 77047)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$810,000
 2007
 Included pavilion renovations, new picnic shelter, new playground, entry plaza development,  walking/jogging trail improvements, drainage improvements, landscape and irrigation, picnic tables,  benches, drinking fountain, new roof on the community center and pool building, interior and exterior  painting, new storefront and doors and new flooring.
Crestmont Park (5100 Selinsky Rd., 77048)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$791,000
 2007
 Project scope included community center renovation and expansion, pavilion renovation, new exercise  area, site lighting, new entry plaza and arbor, ramp to the playground, landscape and irrigation, picnic  tables, benches and drinking fountain.
MacGregor Park (5225 Calhoun, 77021)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$1,372,000
 2007
 Included improvement to the roadway with expansion for parking, new walkways, site lighting, ADA  improvements, playground expansion, three picnic shelters with tables, drinking fountain, courtyard  development with shade structure and ornamental fencing and electrical service upgrade.
Townwood Park (3402 Simsbrook, 77045)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$3,240,000
 2008
 Construction is scheduled to begin in 2008. Project Scope: Includes a new community center with  gymnasium, parking lot, site lighting, walking/jogging trails and trail relocation, relocation of the pool  pumphouse and minor pool upgrades.
Hermann Park Greenway (6001 Fannin, 77030)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$1,000,000
 2007
 Included a new playground, new parking lot, asphalt walking/jogging trail, security lighting, drinking  fountain, benches, gazebo, entry walls, signage, landscaping, irrigation, grading and drainage.
Hermann Park Electrical Upgrades (6001 Fannin, 77030)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$559,000
 2007
 Includes improvements to the electrical service building, replacement of the electrical switchgear, and  abatement of the floor in the clubhouse.
Hermann Park Trail Improvements (6001 Fannin, 77030)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$274,000
 2009
 Project is currently in design.
 DISTRICT F
Blackhawk Park (9401 Fuqua, 77075)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$1,503,000
 Currently under construction.
 The scope of work consists of a new entry, paved parking for 60 cars with overflow for 30, two soccer  fields, football field, multi-use pavilion with restrooms and concessions, playground, tree plantings with  irrigation and picnic area.
Greenwood Park Pool (602 Beresford, 77015)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$1,135,000
 2006
 Project scope included demolition of the existing pool, pool building, pool decking, and pool fence; and  construction of a new pool building, pool, shade canopy, concrete deck, and ornamental steel pool fence.  Installed a pool alarm, renovated the basketball pavilion and parking lot, landscape, hardscape, and  drainage.
Kingwood Park (2700 Bens Branch, 77339)
Budget:
 Project Scope:
$1,694,000
 Project is on hold pending negotiations with Harris County.
Law Park Pavillion (6200 Scarlett, 77048)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$402,000
 2007
 Includes new multi-purpose pavillion and site lighting.
Sagemont Park Pool (11507 Hughes, 77089)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$1,110,000
 2007
 Included demolition of the pool, pool building, pool decking, and pool fence; and construction of a new  pool building, pool, shade canopy, concrete deck, and ornamental steel pool fence; installed a pool alarm,  parking lot, landscape, hardscape, and drainage; and improved site lighting.
Sylvan Rodriguez Park (1201 Clear Lake Blvd., 77062)
Budget:
 Completion Date:
 Project Scope:
$465,000
 2006
 Consisted of clearing and grading brush vegetation for informal paths throughout the park; adding a new  concrete looping jogging trail through the eastern section of the park; creating two Lacrosse fields from  existing soccer fields; and making improvements to drainage and landscaping.

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