Annual Report 2008


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Annual Report 2008

  1. 1. The overall objective is toprovide safe, functional andbeautiful facilities for the pursuit of leisure timeactivities, and to continue the development of such facilities for thepresentation of the natural beauty of the City and theenjoyment of all age groups. City of Holland Department of Leisure and Cultural Services Annual Report 2008
  2. 2. PARKS AND CEMETERY RECREATION DIVISION DEGRAAF NATURE CENTER MUNICIPAL STADIUM WINDMILL ISLAND GARDENS FARMER’S MARKET BOUWS POOL CIVIC CENTER Agency 2008 Budget Windmill Island Total: $6,947,554 • Increased the number of weddings/events held in the Pavilion Recreation Division • Attendance at Party in the Park topped 7000! • Collaboration with the Ottawa County Health Department resulted in a $20,000 grant that funded our Community Garden, providing opportunities for innercity youth to learn about healthy eating. • Added the Tulip City Tiny Triathlon DeGraaf Nature Center • Further developed programs at Van Raalte Farm and expanded summer youth programs 8th Street Marketplace/Civic Center • Increased attendance at weekly Chef Series, Master Gardener Series and Children’s Programs. Community Demographics* LCS Facts and Figures City of Holland Population: 32,030 Total Full Time Employees: 16 Population by Age: Total Parkland Acreage: 426 Acres 0-17: 23% Total Parks: 24 18-64: 63% Total Recreation Facilities: 12 65+ Years: 14% Median Age: 31 Years Median Household income: $44,620 *According to the US Census Bureau, Square Miles: 17.1 Miles 2005-2007 American Community Survey 3 Year Estimates Funding Sources for Kollen Park Improvements Phase III and IV CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS H J Heinz (Wood Boatwerks Restaurant Material), $6,000 Parking Lot, VAN BRAGT PARK $67,500 Coastal Zone The northern entrance to the city has been H J Heinz Foundation, Management Fund, $50,000 $34,000 improved to include pedestrian walkways, new trees City of Holland - City and landscaping, pleasantly inviting people to the city. Property Acquistion Fund Michigan Trust Fund, , $278,600 $500 000 $500,000 KOLLEN PARK We are so proud of the Kollen Park project! Downtown Holland is now connected to the beautiful Lake Macatawa waterfront via the walkways from City of Holland - Capital Window on the Waterfront all the way to the Heinz Improvement Fund, Waterfront Walkway. Citizens can walk over 4 miles $939,625 safely while having to cross only 2 streets! A new boat launch, day slips and fishing spots are also some of the Michigan Fisheries Trust, improvements made at Kollen Park. $350,000 Total Cost for Improvements $2,225,725Annual Report 2008 Department of Leisure and Cultural Services