Facebook    Twitter    Youtube    instagram   Register Online   Our Publications                                

2014 Bond Program Projects & Open House

Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00

Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council formed the Citizens' Bond Committee (CBC), a group of 19 citizens who are charged with reviewing and recommending projects to city council members for a potential November 2014 bond election. After completing their work over the last two months, the CBC is inviting the public to review the draft recommended project list that will move forward for City Council consideration.

The open house is scheduled for May 22 at 6 p.m. in the Council Briefing Room on the third floor of City Hall.

The CBC met weekly throughout April and May to learn about proposed projects and make recommendations on which projects should move forward to City Council for approval to put on the ballot. The last bond approved by Arlington voters was in 2008. The 2008 package included streets, parks, park facilities, library and fire projects.

2014 BOND PROGRAM
PARK & RECREATION PROJECTS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITIZENS' BOND COMMITTEE


Hugh Smith Recreation Center / East Library Branch: Amount: $25,000,000
The Hugh Smith Recreation Center was built in the 1960's and does not currently satisfy the functional or programming requirements for an east Arlington recreation center. Renovation of this center is not considered a viable option given the age of the infrastructure and fundamental systems that would be impacted by such renovation. This project would fund the design and reconstruction of a new 67,000sf combination recreation center and library complex in Bob Cooke Park.
Council District: 5
Sector: Central East


Southeast Recreation Center/Aquatic Center: $25,000,000
The southeast sector of the city currently has 85,000 residents without a recreation center or public swimming pool. This project would fund the design and construction of a 60,000sf recreation center, including gymnasiums, fitness and exercise areas, indoor walking/jogging track, meeting rooms, multi-purpose classrooms, computer classroom, preschool classroom, game room, senior areas, and locker rooms. The facility will also include an indoor family aquatic center, including open water, zero-depth entry, wet party room, play features and slides.
Council District: 3
Sector: South East

Harold Patterson Sports Complex: $4,000,000
This project will provide funds to assist with the phased implementation of renovations at the Harold Patterson Sports Center. This phase of work is likely to include parking lot, concession/restroom building, and soccer field renovations in accordance with the 2008 facility master plan. The existing infrastructure at this park is 33 years old.
Council District: 2
Sector: South East


C.W. Ditto Golf Course: $3,000,000
Following recommendations in a new facility master plan, this project will provide for golf course renovations and improvements, including roadway and parking lot, clubhouse, tee boxes, greens, fairways, cart paths, irrigation systems, ponds and practice areas.
Council District: 1
Sector: North


River Legacy Parks: $1,000,000
This project would fund renovations to the existing parking lots and roadways, plus address failing trail sections and erosion along the trail system.
Council District: 1
Sector: North


Randol Mill Park: $ 1,000,000
This project would fund renovations to the existing parking lots, tennis and basketball courts, miracle league field, and pond.
Council District: 1
Sector: North

Cravens Park: $500,000
This project would fund renovations to the existing pavilion, and install a water well in conjunction with the park’s pond to provide for turf irrigation.
Council District: 3
Sector: South East


Bowman Springs Park: $600,000
This project would fund renovations to the existing park playground, pavilion, restroom building, and parking lot.
Council District: 3
Sector: Central West


Rush Creek Dog Park: $500,000
This project would fund the design and construction of an 8-acre off-leash dog park at the former site of the Willows Condominiums along Pioneer Parkway and Rush Creek Linear Park.
Council District: 4
Sector: Central West


Village Creek Historical Area / Bob Findlay Linear Park: $600,000
This project would fund the replacement of existing, failing trail sections. Individual panels have been replaced over the past 20 years, but total replacement of sections is now needed. Without repairs in the near future, the trail could possibly be closed for safety and liability reasons.
Council District: 4
Sector: Central West


Julia Burgen Park: $1,000,000
This project will fund the construction of trails and pedestrian bridges in the area along Johnson Creek between Park Row and Collins Streets. The trail development will connect with UTA’s planned linear park along Pecan Street. This project is an important piece of the region’s trail network (Veloweb), and will provide important linkages to Downtown, UTA and the Entertainment District. When completed, the Johnson Creek Greenway will provide 6 miles of connected hike and bike trails.
Council District: 5
Sector: Central East


Parkland Acquisition: $1,000,000
This project will fund the acquisition of neighborhood, community and linear park land in highest priority service gap areas.
Council District: All
Sector: All


Brantley Hinshaw Park: $400,000
This project would fund renovations to the existing park pavilion and splash pad.
Council District: 3
Sector: Central East


Helen Wessler Park: $800,000
This project would fund restoration work to the creek banks, as well as add a pedestrian bridge across the creek.
Council District: 5
Sector: Central East


California Lane Park: $600,000
This project would fund renovations to the existing park playground and splash pad, as well as add a restroom building.
Council District: 4
Sector: Central West


Deaver Park: $500,000
This project would fund renovations to the existing park playground and pond, and extend the trail system throughout the park.
Council District: 2
Sector: South West

TOTAL FOR ALL PROJECTS: $65,500,000

Read 530 times Last modified on Monday, 19 May 2014 14:19

UnplugConnectLogoNFBLUE

I enjoying stepping outside my work and just looking at the beautiful landscaping the Parks Forestry and Beautification folks create all around me. A little sun, a tiny breeze, lots of flowers and green trees. - Sheryl via Facebook

How do you connect?

Gold Medal Finalist

gold-medal-finalist

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is excited to be named a 2014 Gold Medal Finalist in the Class II Category.

Learn More

Naturally Fun TV

Join Eco-man's cause on September 20 at Ecofest.

Naturally Fun News

Naturally Fun News

News and updates from Arlington Parks and Recreation.

Read the Blog

Find a Park

Explore Arlington's 80+ parks with the Park Finder!

Find a Park

Translate This Website

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish Vietnamese