Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
Funding Fiscal Year:
|2013 - $450,000*
2014 - $65,000**
|Park Sales Tax|
* Includes a $350,000 mid-year appropriation from the Designated Loan Fund.
** Pending Council approval of the FY 2014 Capital Improvement Program budget.
Note: Funding for the parking lot improvements will come from Annual Roads and Parking.
Development of the former Missouri Department of Conservation property, including buildings and future park amenities.
Ryan Atkinson, Engineering Aide IV, 573-874-7709, RPAtkins@GoColumbiaMo.com
The City of Columbia and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) entered into a Lease and Memorandum of Understanding on January 29, 2009 whereby MDC will use 18.5 acres in the northeast area of Gans Creek Recreation Area to construct and operate a regional office in exchange for the City of Columbia's use of the 106-acre Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area for public recreation purposes.
Funding for the conversion of the buildings to activity centers came from the City's Designated Loan Fund and will be paid back with the lease savings resulting from no longer renting the Stephens Lake Activity Center.
Project was approved at the April 1, 2013 Council Meeting. Staff is working on obtaining building permits and preparing bid specifications.