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Parks and Recreation Improvements

 Updated: April 24, 2015

 Parks & Recreation Improvements 

Project Allocation: $ 621,500
Votes: 1,323   Voting finish among 12 projects approved:  #3
Project Description:
Upgrade, repair & improve 13 park & recreation sites, including benches, playground equipment, restrooms, water fountains, sidewalks, picnic tables, soccer goals, trees, and lights.

Implementing Entities:
Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD)
Police Activities League (PAL)

Background:
There are two project proponents: the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) and the Police Activities League (PAL).  With PB funds, GVRD will carry out improvements at 11 City-owned parks and 1 GVRD owned site.  PAL will build restrooms and a new snack bar at the soccer fields they lease from the Vallejo City Unified School District.

Project Updates:  GVRD began work in March 2014, tasked with improving 12 parks and granted $371,500. GVRD agreed to contribute at least $159,000 of in-kind contributions for labor and management, so that all of the $371,500 could be used for materials.

GVRD has expended $270,650 (or 73%) of funding to date, completed 9 of the 12 original sites in the contract, and is considerably under budget, allowing them increase funding for the playground improvements at North Vallejo Park by $20,000. Because of additional cost savings, a 13th site is expected to be added by December 2015.

PAL contributed $45,000 on top of the PB grant of $250,000, and has has completed design of the new restroom to be installed at their soccer fields on Wallace Avenue. The project is expected to be completed by December 2015.

Resources:
 Resolution No. 13-114 N.C.
 Original Project Proposal
 Exhibit A: Project Scope