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

Overview

In FY 2017-18, Parks has 29 total capital projects of which 22 are multi-year projects scheduled to be completed by FY 2018-19 or FY 2019-20. Parks projects that five out of the remaining seven capital projects will be completed by the end of FY 2017-18.

Grants and Donations Received per Dollar Spent Exceeds Target


Percent of Capital Projects Completed on Time and within Budget Not Meeting Target

New Park Acres Acquired Decreasing

FY 2017-18 Mid-Year Story Behind Performance

Grant Dollars Awarded per One Dollar Invested

Parks submitted three grant applications by mid-year for a total amount of $3,000,000. Parks applied for $1,000,000 through the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority for the Coyote Point Eastern Promenade project. Parks also applied for a $750,000 grant with the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and $1,250,000 with SamTrans for the Complete the Gap Trail project. Total cost to Parks to fund the position responsible for grant applications is $144,320 which includes salary and benefits. The grant to donations per dollar spent ratio is 21 which is not meeting the target ratio of 10. Grant decisions are pending until end of Spring 2018.

Percent of Capital Projects Completed on Time and on Budget

Parks has 29 capital projects of which 22 are multi-year projects scheduled to be completed by FY 2018-19 or FY 2019-20. Parks projects that five out of the remaining seven capital projects will be completed by the end of FY 2017-18. The 29 capital projects include renovation, installation, and improvements of restrooms, picnic areas, trails, baseball fields, shower buildings, roads, septic systems, new water distribution system, guardrail, and fuel load reduction.

New Park Acres 

In FY 2017-19, Parks will be evaluating its current process for prioritizing and accepting new acquisitions. Parks would like to develop a more balanced target that captures its stewardship of current properties as well as future opportunities. 


Future Priorities

  • Complete installation of new wastewater treatment plant at Memorial Campground
  • Initiate Phase I of Flood Park improvements
  • Replace failing creek crossings on Old Haul Road in Pescadero Creek Park
  • Successful transfer and operation of Tunitas Creek Beach
  • Develop an acquisition strategy for analysis of potential acquisitions, including the Pedro Point Headlands, Alpine Ranch, Callippe Hill, and other proposed acquisitions
  • Develop a more balanced measure to capture our development and stewardship 


Author: Jonathan Gervais, Parks Director   Contact Email: jgervais@smcgov.org   Last Updated: 1/29/2018