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Meeting Date: 01/23/2019  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Receive, consider and act upon a Resolution in support of Texas Recreation and Parks Account and Texas State Parks and Wildlife; 
FISCAL IMPACT:
There are no costs directly related to this Resolution.  However, the Texas Recreation and Parks Account (TRPA) has been the source of several grants for park development in The Woodlands.
 
BACKGROUND:
The TRPA is a grant program for parkland acquisition and development and for the development of recreational facilities administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  The attached resolution requests members of the 86th Legislature support increased funding for parks and recreation programs for both Local and State parks and that all TRPA funded park projects be subject to the established TPWD competitive scoring system.
 
The Woodlands has benefited from numerous park development grants from the TPWD over the years, the largest amounts being funded directly from the TPRA account:

 
May Valley Park                                               $ 500,000
George Mitchell Nature Preserve Trail       $ 100,000
Windvale Park                                                  $ 500,000
Alden Bridge Park II                                         $ 500,000
Shadowbend Park                                            $ 287,500
Sawmill Park                                                     $   78,805
Falconwing Park                                               $ 326,967
Alden Bridge Park                                             $ 500,000
Bear Branch Park                                              $ 386,600
Creekwood Park                                                $ 110,859
Ridgewood Park                                                $ 240,735
Grogan's Mill Linear Park                                  $ 172,467
Total                                                                 $4,604,933
 
The continuation and restoration of the program to its original funding levels are critical to the continuation of parkland development for The Woodlands.  It is envisioned that the Texas Municipal League and other communities will adopt similar Resolutions of support for this effort. The Resolution will be provided to our State Legislators. In previous legislative sessions, the Associations and The Township passed similar Resolutions of support.

 
RECOMMENDATION:
Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the Resolution supporting the Texas Recreation and Parks Account and Texas State Parks.
 
Attachments
Attachment A - Resolution of Support TRPA TPW 86th Legislature


    

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