FY16-21 Parks and Recreation Facilities Capital Improvement Program

As part of the bi-annual budget process, City Council establishes a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to determine how major investments in new construction projects, renovation of infrastructure, and planning will be made over the upcoming five-year period. 

The CIP process for Parks and Recreation Facilities began in late 2015 with a tour of park and recreation facilities conducted by the Parks and Recreation Commission and staff to develop a list of desired improvements. The Commission then worked with staff to prioritize this list based on the following order of importance:

  1. Commitments: Initiatives that the City has committed through motions, agreements, or contracts, or which reflect legal obligations or mandates. Developing the park at Saggio Hills would be an example of a committed project, along with ensuring that our parks are accessible as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
  2. Essential: Projects that, if not executed, may place the health, safety, ore welfare of the public or staff at risk. Ensuring our play structures meet current safety standards would be an essential improvement. 
  3. Maintaining: Projects that maintain current level of service, function, and operation of facilities. Planning for replacement or renovation of park amenities like play structures, parking lots, restrooms, and other park components would fall under this category.
  4. Enhancements: Projects that provide new or expanded services. Adding new features or services to the system like developing new ball fields on existing city-owned land would full under this category. 

Once prioritized, staff developed proposed funding scenarios for the projects and the Parks and Recreation Commission once again reviewed the list. During this process some projects were combined to address efficiency, reduce or limit disruption to users, and/or to bring about a better overall project. The draft Capital Improvement Program was then recommended to City Council, which ultimately became part of the City's adopted budget. 

The Capital Improvement Program is a planning document. Each project listed in the CIP typically has further review and approval by City Council as part of the project design and bid award process. In addition, priorities and needs can change over the five-year period as funding scenarios change, new information becomes available, other priorities are established, etc. so it is not uncommon to see project scope and timelines proposed in the Capital Improvement Program change. The entire Capital Improvement Program is reviewed and updated every two years as part of the bi-annual budget process. The next review and update will occur in the first half of 2018.

The following documents relating to the FY16-21 Capital Improvement Program are available for download: