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    Finding, Funding & Finishing a Park Finding, Funding & Finishing a Park Presentation Transcript

    • Finding, Funding and Finishing a Park The Story of Beckenholdt Family Park
    • Introduction
      • A Panel Discussion
      • Tracy Doyle, Superintendent, Greenfield Parks
      • Clark Ketchum, Former Superintendent, Greenfield Parks
      • Rick Roberts, President, PARCS, Inc.
      • Craig Glazier, Landscape Architect, Facilitator
    • 1998: The Loss of Boots Park
      • The City lost its lease to 9-acre Boots Park, leaving a total of only 105 acres in inventory– a 25 acre deficit at that time
    • 1999: The Creation of PARCS, Inc.
      • Created to model successful community capital campaigns for the acquisition of park land to then be deeded to the City
      • A variety of funding vehicles available that government agencies traditionally do not have in the acquisition of land
      • Since 1999, PARCS, Inc. has been involved in the acquisition of five new parks totaling 135 acres – more than doubling the size of the park system
    • 2000: The Parcel
      • 63 acres of agricultural land with access to two wetlands
      • Two acres donated to City for new Water Treatment Plant
    • 2001 – 2002: Funding a Park Land Acquisition
      • Martha Beckenholdt $100,000
      • Central Indiana Community Foundation $100,000
      • Hancock County Community Foundation $135,000
      • Eli Lilly & Company $25,000
      • Accrued Interest & Misc. Donations $4,300
    • 2004 – 2006: Funding a Park Phase 1 Development
      • Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) $200,000
      • Center Township $12,500
      • Irving Materials, Inc. / E&B Paving $20,000
      • Parks Department General Fund $100,000
    • 2007 – 2008: Funding a Park Phase 2 Development
      • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District $400,000
      • Home Depot $2,000
      • Hancock Regional Hospital $1,300
      • Wal-Mart $1,000
    • 2006 – 2007: Finishing a Park Phase 1 Development
      • Earthwork, pond construction
      • Entrance drive, parking area and trails
      • Wetland restoration, prairie planting
      • Picnic shelter, windmill aerator
    • 2008 – 2009: Finishing a Park Phase 2 Development
      • Fishing piers and wetland observation decks
      • Dog park, including fence and shelters
      • Prairie, lawn and tree plantings
      • Donor plaza and interpretive panels
    • August 1, 2009: Park Dedication Total Investment: $1.1 million
      • $600,000 in donations
    • Conclusions