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PowerPoint presented to Leadership Arlington about the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department

PowerPoint presented to Leadership Arlington about the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department

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  • 1. Arlington Parks & Recreation LEADERSHIP ARLINGTON December 13, 2012
  • 2. What Business Are We In?22 stores, over 80 parks• Aquatics• Athletics• Recreation Centers• Tennis• Golf• Rental Services• Parks and Open Space• Forestry• Medians and Right-of-Ways
  • 3. Preserving Natural Environments
  • 4. Preserving Natural Environments
  • 5. Preserving Natural Environments
  • 6. Preserving Natural Environments
  • 7. Opportunities for Giving Back
  • 8. Opportunities for Giving Back
  • 9. Special Places for Families and Social Interaction
  • 10. Special Places for Families and Social Interaction
  • 11. Special Places for Families and Social Interaction
  • 12. Opportunities for Physical Fitness
  • 13. Opportunities for Physical Fitness
  • 14. Opportunities for Physical Fitness
  • 15. Opportunities for Physical Fitness
  • 16. Opportunities for Physical Fitness
  • 17. Building Life Skills
  • 18. Building Life Skills
  • 19. Building Life Skills
  • 20. Amenities that Strengthen Our Neighborhoods
  • 21. Amenities that Strengthen Our Neighborhoods
  • 22. Urban Beautification and Economic Development
  • 23. Urban Beautification and Economic Development
  • 24. Capital Construction Recently Completed• Crystal Canyon Natural Area• Valley View Park• River Legacy Nature Playground• Clarence Thompson Parking Lot Replacement• Arlington Tennis Center Quick Start Courts
  • 25. Crystal Canyon Natural AreaBudget: $513,289 (2008 Bond Program, TPWD Recreational Trails grant)Improvements: Soft-surface nature trail, benches, bridges, interpretive signage,parkingCompletion: April 2012
  • 26. Valley View ParkBudget: $392,400 (CDBG, Bond Funds)Improvements: Playground, pavilion, picnic facilities, trails and landscapingCompletion: April 2012
  • 27. River Legacy Parks Nature PlaygroundBudget: $470,423 (2005 Park Bonds)Improvements: New play equipment, landscaping, accessibility improvements to restrooms, parking lots, walkways, and drinking fountainsCompletion: July 2012
  • 28. Clarence Thompson Parking Lot ReplacementBudget: $150,000 (Park Bonds)Improvements: Replace existing parking lot, bio-swale and new park entry signStart: July 2012Completion: October 2012
  • 29. Arlington Tennis Center Quick Start CourtsBudget: $274,900 (USTA grant, ATF grant, gas revenue)Improvements: Six youth-sized courts, benches, shade, lightingStart: May 2012Completion: October 2012
  • 30. Current Projects• Randol Mill Concession/Restroom Building• High Oak Park Improvements• Southwest Nature Preserve• Bowman Branch Linear Park• Skate Parks• Vandergriff Park Improvements• Bob Duncan Plaza Renovation• Rush Creek Mitigation Area• Richard Simpson Park Lake Activity Room• MLK Jr Sports Center Phase II• Hugh Smith Recreation Center• Burl Wilkes Park renovations• Helen Wessler Park Playground Replacement• Bob Cooke Park Playground Replacement• Pirie Park improvements• Richard Greene Linear Park Art Walk
  • 31. Randol Mill ParkConcession/Restroom Building Budget: $790,000 (Gas revenue, EcoMedia environmental grant, insurance claim) Improvements: Replace building damaged by fire in November 2010 Start: August 2012 Completion: April 2013
  • 32. High Oak Park ImprovementsBudget: $300,000 (Gas revenue)Improvements: Removal of diseased trees, street debris removal and re-grading of the site. Installation of split rail fence and a looped walking trailStart: July 2012Completion: June 2013
  • 33. Southwest Nature PreserveBudget: $800,000 (2008 Bond Program)Improvements: Trails, parking lot, educational area, boardwalk, erosion controlStart: September 2012Completion: May 2013
  • 34. Bowman Branch Linear ParkBudget: $1,200,000 (STEP Grant – NCTCOG/TXDOT)Improvements: TxDOT funded trail connecting DP Morris ES to Webb Comm Park Traffic signals at Matlock and Mansfield-Webb crossingsStart: January 2013Completion: January 2014
  • 35. Skate Parks Vandergriff Park Budget: $800,000 Type: City-Wide Size: 12,000 sf (phase I) Start: March 2013 Completion: September 2013 Randol Mill ParkBudget: $100,000Type: NeighborhoodSize: 5,000 sf (phase I)Start: September 2012Completion: December 2012
  • 36. Vandergriff Park ImprovementsBudget: $1,500,000 (2005 Park Bonds)Improvements: Looped walking trail, playground, softball fields, pavilion, landscapingStart: January 2013Completion: December 2013
  • 37. Bob Duncan Plaza RenovationBudget: $300,000 (Gas revenue)Improvements: Renovate existing plazaStart: October 2012Completion: January 2013
  • 38. Rush CreekMitigation AreaBudget: $1,400,000(Stormwater Bonds and gasrevenue)Improvements: • Walking trails • Parking • Playground • Fitness stations • Wildflower areas • Landscaping • Interpretive signageStart: March 2013Completion: November 2013
  • 39. Richard Simpson Park Master PlanBudget: $2,100,000 (2008 Park Bonds and gas revenue)Improvements: Develop master plan and prioritize phase 1 developmentStart: April 2012Completion: December 2012
  • 40. Martin Luther King Sports Center Phase 2Budget: $1,400,000 (2008 Park Bonds)Improvements: 2 t-ball fields, additional parking, batting cages and restroom
  • 41. Hugh Smith Recreation Center and East Arlington Branch Library Budget: $130,000 (2008 Park Bonds) Planning: Programming process to develop options for improving recreation and library services in east Arlington Start: March 2013 Completion: March 2014
  • 42. Burl Wilkes ParkBudget: $208,000 (CDBG, ATF and Park Fees)Improvements: Pavilion, looped walking trail, lighting and skate spotStart: November 2012Completion: April 2013
  • 43. Helen Wessler ParkBudget: $210,000 (CDBG and Park Fees)Improvements: Playground replacement, accessibility improvementsStart: March 2013Completion: July 2013
  • 44. Bob Cooke ParkBudget: $140,000 (CDBG and Bond Program)Improvements: Playground replacement and ADA improvementsStart: November 2012Completion: January 2013
  • 45. Pirie Park ImprovementsBudget: $80,000 (CDBG and Park Fees)Improvements: Looped walking trail, exercise stations and new park entry signStart: October 2012Completion: June 2013
  • 46. Richard Greene Linear Park Sculpture TrailBudget: $150,000 (Gas revenue)Improvements: Installation of sculptures along the trail in Richard Greene Linear Park along Mark Holtz lake.Start: November 2012
  • 47. Julia Burgen ParkBudget: $1,000,000 (2008 Bond Program)Improvements: Demolition, grading, fencing and signageStart: Design - March 2013
  • 48. PROPOSED SCHEDULE November 2012 PARK BOND PROGRAM SCHEDULE FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015Rush Creek Floodplain 2005 $ 300,000MLK Sports Center - Phase II 2008 $ 1,220,000Julia Burgen Park 2008 $ 1,000,000Dottie Lynn Recreation Center - Phase II 2008 $ 300,000Hugh Smith Recreation Center Design 2008 $ 100,000Veterans Park Improvements 2008 $ 250,000Bob McFarland Playground Expansion 2008 $ 100,000Bob Cooke Park Renovations 2008 $ 500,000CW Ditto Golf Course Renovations 2008 $ 100,000 $ 1,300,000Neighborhood Park Land Acquisition 2008 $ 750,000 $ 750,000 $ 750,000Linear Park Pocket Parks 2008 $ 300,000Rush Creek Linear Park 2008 $ 700,000Webb Community Park - Phase IV 2008 $ 1,000,000 $ 4,620,000 $ 2,350,000 $ 2,450,000
  • 49. City of ArlingtonParks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan 2014 Update Process November 2012 – January 2014Parks constitute a “Margin of Excellence” in the City. Cities with goodparks have a high quality of life. Any city can do the ordinarythings….the exceptional cities are those that make an extraordinaryeffort to develop their parks. Parks provide beauty and diversion – theseare so necessary … almost priceless.Tom Vandergriff, Judge and Mayor
  • 50. Master Plan Process Goals & Objectives Public Standards Input Recommendations & Action Plan ExistingInventory Needs Assessment Available Resources
  • 51. Maximizing the value of Cartegraph1. Develop an Asset Management Strategy2. Acquire an Inventory of Assets3. Assess the Condition of Assets4. Perform a Financial Valuation of Assets/Needs5. Establish Capital and Operating Budgets6. Maintain, Repair, Renew and Replace Assets
  • 52. Field AccessAsset Inventory InspectionLaptop/VPN/Wireless connection
  • 53. Citizen Requests
  • 54. Questions?

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