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File #: 2021-1264   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Recreation and Park Commission
On agenda: 9/9/2021
Title: Review and Comment on Project List for Recreation Facility Improvement Funds and Community Survey.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Proposed Recreation Facility Projects and Cost Estimate
Title

Review and Comment on Project List for Recreation Facility Improvement Funds and Community Survey.

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To: Honorable Chair and Members of the Recreation and Park Commission

From: Amy Wooldridge, Recreation and Parks Director

Re: Review and Comment on Project List for Recreation Facility Improvement Funds and Community Survey.


BACKGROUND

As part of the City of Alameda FY 2021 - 2023 budget, City Council approved $200,000 each year, for a total of $400,000, to install and improve recreation facilities that are in high demand by the public. The City Council tasked the Recreation and Parks Commission (Commission) with determining the projects that are appropriate for these funds.

Separate funding is allocated for playground replacement and building a new dog park on the East End of Alameda and/or Bay Farm Island, therefore these types of projects are not included in the proposed project list. Building projects are the responsibility of Public Works with a separate funding source and therefore are also not included in this project list. Lastly, the projects are focused on active recreational amenities, not maintenance projects such as pathway improvements.

DISCUSSION

Staff reviewed all existing recreation facilities, recent projects and assessed facilities for which we regularly receive complaints and requests for improvement. The project list is described below and outlined in Exhibit 1. The Commission may make adjustments to this list and once it is confirmed, staff will then conduct a community input survey with the goal to establish a priority list of projects. The estimated costs are based on proposals from contractors plus a 25% contingency. However, especially in the Bay Area, construction costs continue to rise, so these costs are estimates and not finalized until a construction agreement is in place. By establishing a priority list with the community, staff will then start working on the top priority projects and will continue to ad...

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