FY20-25 Parks and Recreation Facilities Capital Improvement Program
As part of the bi-annual budget process, City Council establishes a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to determine how major investments in new construction projects, renovation of infrastructure, and planning will be made over the upcoming five-year period.
The CIP process for Parks and Recreation Facilities began in early 2020 with a review of the prior FY18-23 Capital Improvement Program. However, the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic created significant questions about the ability to fund and deliver future projects. To help focus limited resources without losing long-term vision, projects were prioritized based on the following criteria:
Commitments: Initiatives that the City has committed through motions, agreements, or contracts, or which reflect legal obligations or mandates.
Essential: Projects that, if not executed, may place the health, safety, ore welfare of the public or staff at risk.
Maintaining: Projects that maintain current level of service, function, and operation of facilities.
Enhancements: Projects that provide new or expanded services.
The resulting FY20-25 Capital Improvement Program is narrow in focus to only the projects where commitments have already been made.
The Capital Improvement Program is a planning document. Each project listed in the CIP typically has further review and approval by City Council as part of the project design and bid award process. In addition, priorities and needs can change over the five-year period as funding scenarios change, new information becomes available, other priorities are established, etc. so it is not uncommon to see project scope and timelines proposed in the Capital Improvement Program change. The entire Capital Improvement Program is reviewed and updated every two years as part of the bi-annual budget process. The next review and update will occur in the first half of 2022.