The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize the acceptance of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant (UORG) in the amount of $1,000,000.00 for the development of the Alliance Park Phase II project.
The TPWD Recreation Grants branch administers the Local Park Grant Program, which includes the UORG, to assist local units of government with the acquisition and/or development of public recreation areas and facilities throughout the State of Texas. The Local Park Grant Program provides reimbursement grants to eligible local governments that supply matching funds. Grants are awarded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission as funds are available.
The Park & Recreation Department (PARD) set forth in City Resolution No. 4848-09-2017, a partnership with Hillwood Properties, to apply for the TPWD UORG, in support of the Alliance Park Phase II project. Hillwood Properties is donating land, valued in excess of $1,000,000.00, for use as the in-kind match in the City's application for the TPWD UORG. On March 22, 2018, the City's UORG application was approved, and the City was awarded $1,000,000.00 for use in the development of the Alliance Park Phase II project.
As a condition of this grant application, the TPWD and the City of Fort Worth PARD are jointly committed to long term program compliance. This commitment includes compliance at the project site, as well as at park sites that were previously assisted by grant funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Texas Local Parks, Recreation and Open Space Fund. After all projects are completed and all grant funds have been reimbursed, the joint commitments to the requirements of the programs will continue.
Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant.This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Alliance Park is location in COUNCIL DISTRICT 7.