Finding, Funding & Finishing a Park

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Finding, Funding & Finishing a Park

  1. 1. Finding, Funding and Finishing a Park The Story of Beckenholdt Family Park
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>A Panel Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Tracy Doyle, Superintendent, Greenfield Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Clark Ketchum, Former Superintendent, Greenfield Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Roberts, President, PARCS, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Glazier, Landscape Architect, Facilitator </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1998: The Loss of Boots Park <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1999: The Creation of PARCS, Inc. <ul><li>Created to model successful community capital campaigns for the acquisition of park land to then be deeded to the City </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of funding vehicles available that government agencies traditionally do not have in the acquisition of land </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2000: The Parcel <ul><li>63 acres of agricultural land with access to two wetlands </li></ul><ul><li>Two acres donated to City for new Water Treatment Plant </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2001 – 2002: Funding a Park Land Acquisition <ul><li>Martha Beckenholdt $100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Central Indiana Community Foundation $100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Hancock County Community Foundation $135,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Eli Lilly & Company $25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Accrued Interest & Misc. Donations $4,300 </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2004 – 2006: Funding a Park Phase 1 Development <ul><li>Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) $200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Center Township $12,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Irving Materials, Inc. / E&B Paving $20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Parks Department General Fund $100,000 </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2007 – 2008: Funding a Park Phase 2 Development <ul><li>Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District $400,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Home Depot $2,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Hancock Regional Hospital $1,300 </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart $1,000 </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2006 – 2007: Finishing a Park Phase 1 Development <ul><li>Earthwork, pond construction </li></ul><ul><li>Entrance drive, parking area and trails </li></ul><ul><li>Wetland restoration, prairie planting </li></ul><ul><li>Picnic shelter, windmill aerator </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2008 – 2009: Finishing a Park Phase 2 Development <ul><li>Fishing piers and wetland observation decks </li></ul><ul><li>Dog park, including fence and shelters </li></ul><ul><li>Prairie, lawn and tree plantings </li></ul><ul><li>Donor plaza and interpretive panels </li></ul>
  11. 11. August 1, 2009: Park Dedication Total Investment: $1.1 million <ul><li>$600,000 in donations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusions

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