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Parks and Recreation Improvements

 Updated: October 1, 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)

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 $306,000 (or 83%) of funding to date, completed 12 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 and add a 13th site with park improvements at Setterquist Park in the amount of $57,000, to be completed by December 2015.

PAL contributed $55,000 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.

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