Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
|Funding Fiscal Year:||2006|
|Project Budget:||$70,000 - Trail and Wetland
$14,400 - Fenced Dog Park
|Funding Source(s):||$42,000 - RTP Grant
$42,400 - Park Sales Tax
Council Items: Click here.
Site Plan: Click here.
Project Description: The project site was a former City sewer lagoon, taken out of commission in the 1970's. Improvements to the Garth Nature Area, including, site grading, trail construction, wetland construction, bench installation, interpretive signage, and planting of trees and native plant materials. The City of Columbia received a Recreational Trails Program Grant in the amount of $42,000 to assist with the funding of this project. The City's grant match was $28,000 funded by the Park Sales Tax. In addition to the grant project, a fenced leash-free dog area was constructed around one of the wetland cells, also funded by the Park Sales Tax. The dog fence is constructed out of estate fencing with fence netting affixed and surrounds a pond, with picnic tables on the site. The trail and wetland cell construction was contracted. Finish work on the trail, fence construction, landscaping, and bench and sign installation was accomplished with park force account labor.
Interested Parties Meeting: An interested parties meeting for the dog park was held on site on July 10, 2007. Approximately 35 people attended. The final design of the dog park was derived from the public input gathered at the meeting.
Project Status: Project completed. Dedication was held May 12, 2007.
|Vendor||Item||Purchase Order #||Contract Amount|
|Richardson Excavation||Trail & wetland construction||061255||$24,992*|
|Boone County Lumber||Estate Fencing Materials||071397||$8,856**|
|Kay Park Rec Co||Recycled plastic benches||071707||$6,574**|
*Term and supply contract
**Amount for this project only; part of larger contract
|Aerial photo (facing southeast) of trails constructed in wetland area. [Garth Avenue to the east (left side of photo).]|
|Aerial photo (facing east) of wetland cells and trails. (Bear Creek Trail shown on the left side of the photo.)|
|Park crews constructing dog park fence.|
|Completed fenced, leash-free dog area.|
|Photo of dedication of Garth Nature Area held on May 12, 2007. (Click on photo for enlargement.)|