County Parks:
Capital Projects (3990B)

Program Outcome Statement

Ensure that grants or other funding are sought and obtained for the development of real property.

Program Services

  • Restoration and development of County park facilities
  • Capital projects

Overview

For FY 2019-20, Parks continues to work on 12 capital projects, many of which were multi-year projects scheduled to be completed in the next several fiscal years. The Department continues to have a few Park Rangers assisting with the efficient delivery of the Department's capital projects program.   

Grants Received per Dollar Spent


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

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

FY 2019-20 Mid-Year Story Behind Performance

Grant Dollars Awarded per One Dollar Invested

The Parks Department has submitted two grant applications in the first half of FY 2019-20. One grant was received from the California State Coastal Conservancy valued at $6.2M for the acquisition of the Tunitas Creek Beach property, for the planning, permitting, and designing of visitor serving amenities necessary to convert the property into a park. All expenses associated with acquiring the property, designing, and permitting the amenities will be covered by the grant.

The Parks Department applied to the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) grant for the Recreational Trails and Greenways Grant Program in October of 2019. The Parks Department expects to hear back from CNRA in Spring of 2020 regarding qualification for Step 2 (site visits) of this 3-Step process. The amount applied for was $4M which is expected to be awarded to the most qualified applicants in June of 2020.
The Parks Department will continue to explore alternative funding sources throughout FY 2019-20 to assist with new or ongoing projects.
Percent of Capital Projects Managed by Parks on Track to be Completed on Time and within Budget 

The Parks Department is managing the Memorial Park Collection System, Re-Imagine Flood Park, Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement project, Memorial Park Facility Improvement projects, and the Ranger Housing project. The Parks Department is on track to complete said projects on time with the required funding budgeted. The Parks Department will continue to monitor the amount needed to fully fund these and additional multi-year capital projects in the future. The Parks Department aims to complete the existing list of capital projects on time and within budget. 


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

The Department of Public Works is managing the Memorial Park Wastewater Treatment Plant, Coyote Point Park Water Distribution System, Coyote Point Park Eastern Promenade, Park-wide Paving, Crystal Springs Trail Fencing, and Old Guadalupe Trail renovation projects. The Parks Department and Department of Public Works continue to collaborate to complete the list of important capital projects within budget. 

Future Priorities

  • Complete all work in the infrastructure and facility improvements for the 100th Anniversary of Memorial Park
  • Improve visitor center at Sam McDonald Park including exhibits, ADA compliance and restroom repairs
  • Build out all infrastructure and visitor amenities for Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement project
Author: Nicholas Calderon, Parks Director   Contact Email: ncalderon@smcgov.org   Last Updated: 01/21/2020