Parks and Recreation

To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Grants

GRANT AGENCY: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Land and Water Conservation Fund Program through the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Location: Grandview Park Improvements
Estimated Project Cost: $300,000
Grantor: $150,000
City Match: $150,000
Start Date: 03/21/2011
Project Elements: Construction of new fishing piers, walking trail, boardwalk, an observation deck, picnic shelters, and security lighting; renovation of boat ramps, parking and landscaping.

GRANT AGENCY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Boating Improvement Program 2010
Location: Bay Vista Park Boat Ramps
Estimated Project Cost: $22,000
Grantor: $14,000
City Match: $8,000
Start Date: 09/09/2011
Project Elements: For engineering, design and permitting only

GRANT AGENCY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Boating Improvement Program 2012 through the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location: Crisp Park Boat Ramps
Estimated Project Cost: $113,000
Grantor: $55,000
City Match: $58,000
Start Date: 12/30/2013
Project Elements: Demolish two existing boat ramps and construct two new single-lane concrete boat ramps. Demolish the approach to the existing boarding pier and reconstruct with a slope that is ADA compliant.

GRANT AGENCY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Boating Improvement Program 2010
Location: Demens Landing Boat Ramps
Estimated Project Cost: $27,500
Grantor: $17,500
City Match: $10,000
Start Date: 09/09/2011
Project Elements: For engineering, design and permitting only

GRANT AGENCY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Boating Improvement Program 2012
Location: Grandview Park Boat Ramp
Estimated Project Cost: $570,000
Grantor: $250,000
City Match: $250,000 plus $70,000 from LWCF Grant
Start Date: 01/28/2013
Project Elements: Demolish two existing one-lane boat ramps and four fixed docks. Construct two new one-lane boat ramps; install two new floating boarding piers with ADA accessible pathways; resurface and restripe the parking area; and reconstruct two entrances to the parking area to provide easier access.

GRANT AGENCY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Boating Improvement Program 2012
Location: Northeast Exchange Club Coffee Pot Park Boat Ramp
Estimated Project Cost: $80,000
Grantor: $38,750
City Match: $41,250
Start Date: 12/30/2013
Project Elements: Demolish the existing one-lane boat ramp and seawall north of the boarding pier. Construct a new one-lane concrete boat ramp and renovate the existing boarding pier to make it ADA compliant.

GRANT AGENCY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Gopher Tortoise Habitat Management Program
Location: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Estimated Project Cost: $15,000
Grantor: $15,000
City Match: $0
Start Date: 10/03/2013
Project Elements: Work includes a prescribed burn, and mechanical and chemical treatment to reduce the vegetation at the site which will create forest openings to increase suitable habitat for the gopher tortoise.

GRANT AGENCY: The Nutro Co. Room-To-Run Program
Location: Coquina Key Dog Park
Estimated Project Cost: $2,000
Grantor: $2,000
City Match: $0
Start Date: 10/24/2013
Project Elements: Purchase materials and supplies for a new cooling station, drinking bowls, and trash receptacle/Mutt Mitt stations throughout the dog park.

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