Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0188    Version: 1 Name: PRM - RES Scherer Park comty center
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/1/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2010 Final action: 2/16/2010
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager to submit a grant application to California State Parks through the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program of 2008, in the amount of $5 million, for the construction of a community center and playground at Scherer Park, for a total estimated project cost of $10 million. (District 8)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 021610-R-31sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-10-0023.pdf
Related files: 08-028R, 08-0031, 07-0631
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager to submit a grant application to California State Parks through the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program of 2008, in the amount of $5 million, for the construction of a community center and playground at Scherer Park, for a total estimated project cost of $10 million. (District 8)

DISCUSSION
On November 7, 2006, California voters passed Proposition 84, the $54 billion Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006, to provide capital funding for water quality and park programs. Subsequent enabling legislation authorized $368 million in Proposition 84 grant funding for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program of 2008 (Park Development Program).

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) would like to apply for $5 million in grant funding through the Park Development Program for the construction of a new community center and playground at Scherer Park. Scherer Park is a 26-acre park with a cascading stream flowing to a small lake; a paved trail for walking, biking, and skating; basketball and tennis courts; large grassy areas for family picnics or simple relaxation; and a new dog park. On weekends, the park's cascading stream is a popular site for weddings and quinceanera photographs. Currently, there is no community center available to provide a place to gather for social interaction, educational opportunities, or recreation programs and services. The Eighth District Council office conducted several public meetings in order to gather community input for amenities to be included in the community center, as well as to determine the best site within the park to locate the new community center building (Attachment A).

Located between the cascading stream and the police substation, the Scherer Park Community Center is proposed to be a 16,000 square foot, two-story building th...

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