Envision…More Parks, Arts and Trails
Close to Home
Plan Vetted at Five Public Meetings in April
Signs and Advertising Alerted the Public
Every Person’s Comment Included
Face...
Results of Public Meetings
Presented to Recreation Committee April 7th
Worked into the Final Plan
Reviewed by the Citizens...
Results of Public Meetings
Group Represents All Areas of Recreation
Participated in Public Meetings
32 Members Strong
Revi...
“Build a Sense of
Community”
“Upgrade Local
Parks, Have
Standards”
“Have Money for
Maintenance and
Security”
“Need Sports ...
“Missing the Boat
on Tournaments
“No Opposition to
Multi-Use Sports
Park”
“Paddling and
Nature Trails are
Very Important”
...
Results of Public Meetings | Upgrades for Local Parks
Playground Equipment
Power and Lighting
Walking Trails
Upgraded Pavi...
The Plan | New Parks
New Kayak/Boat Launches Parish Waterways
Spray Parks St. Amant and Dutchtown
Spanish Lake Nature Trai...
The Plan | Donaldsonville Fairgrounds
The Plan | Donaldsonville Fairgrounds
Three Softball Fields
Two Soccer Fields
Baseball Field, Batting Cages
Concession Bui...
The Plan | Multi-Use Sportsplex
The Plan | Multi-Use Sportsplex
The Plan | Multi-Use Sportsplex
The Plan | Multi-Use Sportsplex
Seven Soccer Fields
Three Football/Lacrosse Multiuse Fields
Seven Baseball Fields/5 Battin...
The Plan | Tournament Revenue
Facilities Host Tournaments
Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer
Convenient for Ascensio...
The Plan | Estimated Costs
Construction Costs: $23.4 Million
Construction Contingency 2.3 Million
Engineering, Surveying,
...
The Plan | Proposed Funding
Dedicated Funding for Recreation
5 Mills for Property Owners in Ascension
Millage Will Provide...
The Plan | Costs to Homeowners
Home Value Monthly Cost Annual Cost
$150,000 $3.13 $37.50
$200,000 $5.21 $62.50
Taxing Districts of Ascension
Baton Rouge Recreation (BREC)
Dedicated funding of 14.038 Mills
Operating Budget: $44 M Annually
10 Year Capital Improveme...
Value of Recreation in Ascension Parish
Builds a Sense of Community
Saves Travel and Provides More Family Time
Increases P...
Envision…More Parks, Arts and Trails
Close to Home
We Welcome Your Comments and Questions
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May 2014 ascension parish recreation presentation a r

  1. 1. Envision…More Parks, Arts and Trails Close to Home
  2. 2. Plan Vetted at Five Public Meetings in April Signs and Advertising Alerted the Public Every Person’s Comment Included Facebook Site Published the Plan 2000+ Visits on Facebook Listening to the Community
  3. 3. Results of Public Meetings Presented to Recreation Committee April 7th Worked into the Final Plan Reviewed by the Citizens Advisory Group Recommendations from the Citizens Advisory Group
  4. 4. Results of Public Meetings Group Represents All Areas of Recreation Participated in Public Meetings 32 Members Strong Reviewed Public Comments Approved Plan and Funding Concept
  5. 5. “Build a Sense of Community” “Upgrade Local Parks, Have Standards” “Have Money for Maintenance and Security” “Need Sports for All Ages Including Seniors” “Do More Programming and Publicize It” “Recreation Includes Arts Not Just Sports” Results of Public Meetings | Key Messages
  6. 6. “Missing the Boat on Tournaments “No Opposition to Multi-Use Sports Park” “Paddling and Nature Trails are Very Important” “Don’t Forget About Needs on West Bank” “Include Land for Boy Scout Camping” “Widespread Support for the Plan” “Need Programs for Handicapped and Disabled” Results of Public Meetings | Key Messages
  7. 7. Results of Public Meetings | Upgrades for Local Parks Playground Equipment Power and Lighting Walking Trails Upgraded Pavilions Repaired Restrooms Resurfaced Courts Family Picnic Areas Tennis Courts
  8. 8. The Plan | New Parks New Kayak/Boat Launches Parish Waterways Spray Parks St. Amant and Dutchtown Spanish Lake Nature Trail Boy Scout Campground Fishing Piers, Boat Launches, Trails, Picnic Tables and More Shooting Range Expand Shooting Range Skeet Area Fishing Pond District 11 Property with Pier Dog Park Location to be Determined
  9. 9. The Plan | Donaldsonville Fairgrounds
  10. 10. The Plan | Donaldsonville Fairgrounds Three Softball Fields Two Soccer Fields Baseball Field, Batting Cages Concession Building, Covered Bleachers Pavilion and Restroom Lake and Multipurpose Building Two Basketball Courts Spray Park Playground for Toddlers
  11. 11. The Plan | Multi-Use Sportsplex
  12. 12. The Plan | Multi-Use Sportsplex
  13. 13. The Plan | Multi-Use Sportsplex
  14. 14. The Plan | Multi-Use Sportsplex Seven Soccer Fields Three Football/Lacrosse Multiuse Fields Seven Baseball Fields/5 Batting Cages Six Basketball/Volleyball Courts – Gym Performing Arts Theater (780 Seats) Outdoor Amphitheater Jogging Trail Around Lake Camping Area
  15. 15. The Plan | Tournament Revenue Facilities Host Tournaments Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer Convenient for Ascension Families Revenue for Hotels, Stores and Restaurants Tax Revenue for the Parish Basketball Example: Allstate Sugar Bowl Super 60 Tournament 411 Teams, 4500+ Players and Families Minimum of 10,000 People
  16. 16. The Plan | Estimated Costs Construction Costs: $23.4 Million Construction Contingency 2.3 Million Engineering, Surveying, Testing, Administration 4.6 Million Total Project Cost: $30.3 Million
  17. 17. The Plan | Proposed Funding Dedicated Funding for Recreation 5 Mills for Property Owners in Ascension Millage Will Provide: $58 M over 10 Yrs. 50/50 Split: Construction and Operations/Maintenance Place on Ballot November 4, 2014 Look for Grants and Public-Private Partnerships Starting at a Practical Level of Facilities and Services
  18. 18. The Plan | Costs to Homeowners Home Value Monthly Cost Annual Cost $150,000 $3.13 $37.50 $200,000 $5.21 $62.50
  19. 19. Taxing Districts of Ascension
  20. 20. Baton Rouge Recreation (BREC) Dedicated funding of 14.038 Mills Operating Budget: $44 M Annually 10 Year Capital Improvement Plan: $73 M Second Phase-Capital Improvement Plan Voters Renewed 6.2 Mills/10 Years for CIP and Operations on May 3rd 33.9% 26.4% 19.6% 20.1% Community Parks Special Use Facilities Neighborhood Parks System Wide Needs
  21. 21. Value of Recreation in Ascension Parish Builds a Sense of Community Saves Travel and Provides More Family Time Increases Positive Behaviors in Youth Reduces Juvenile Delinquency Encourages Performing Arts Generates Revenue from Tournament Visitors Enhances Quality of Life for Everyone
  22. 22. Envision…More Parks, Arts and Trails Close to Home
  23. 23. We Welcome Your Comments and Questions

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