County Parks:               Acquisition and Development (3970B)

Program Outcome Statement

Ensure that grants or other external funding are sought and obtained for projects and acquisitions

Program Services

  • Acquisition of land for the County park system
  • Restoration and development of County park facilities
  • Capital projects


In FY 2017-18, Parks had 25 capital projects, all of which were multi-year projects scheduled to be completed in the next several fiscal years. Although none of the capital projects were completed during FY 2017-18, nine are expected to be completed in FY 2018-19. The Department added a Projects Manager to assist with the speedy delivery of the Department's capital program.   

Grants Received per Dollar Spent Exceeding Target

Percent of Capital Projects Managed by Parks on Track to be Completed on Time and within Budget Exceeding Target

Percent of Capital Projects Managed by the Department of Public Works on Track to be Completed on Time and within Budget

FY 2018-19 Mid-Year Story Behind Performance

Grant Dollars Awarded per One Dollar Invested

Parks submitted for, and was awarded, a grant from the California Division of Boating and Waterways for a total amount of $135,000. The grant, Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVES), will assist in the disposal of derelict vessels at the Coyote Point Marina. The total cost from staff time to apply for, and process, the grant was $1,123. The grant amount received to the dollar spent ratio is $120, which exceeds the target ratio of $10. The Parks Department does not expect to receive any other grants in FY 2018-19. 

Percent of Capital Projects Completed on Time and on Budget

Parks has 24 remaining Capital Projects to be completed, including Coyote Point Park water distribution system, Huddart ADA improvements, Alambique Trail repairs, Huddart Park water system improvements, and Richards Road Trail repairs, which are all scheduled to be completed by year-end. 

The Department will place an even greater focus on completing major capital projects on time and within budget. The Department created two separate measures that will track the progress made on projects managed by both the Department and the Department of Public Works.  *Combined performance measure before FY 2018-19

Future Priorities

Park Facilities
  • Complete installation of all work in the 100th Anniversary master plan for Memorial Park
  • Improve visitor center at Sam McDonald Park including exhibits, ADA compliance and restroom repairs
  • Build out all infrastructure and visitor amenities in initial operating plan for Tunitas Creek Beach

Author: Peggy Jensen, Interim Parks Director   Contact Email:   Last Updated: 01/25/2019