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FY1997 Parks AlmanacV.A s tcl, d�9 !1 rl f3 %g4' t "WE PROVIDE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE!" This is the mission statement of the College Station Parks and Recreation Department. To this end, a wide variety of leagues, programs, events, services and facilities are provided to our local residents as well as visitors to the community. The diversity of this endeavor is set forth in the pages of this guidebook. This Almanac is intended to provide the user a comprehensive listing of all facilities, programs and services that are offered to the public by the Parks and Recreation Department in a single publication. This book is formed of two major sections, Park System Resource Guide and Program Resource Guide. The Park System Resource Guide lists every municipal park and provides facts such as size, facilities and location. Also, current information con- cerning the Department's budget, goals, and staff are included. The Program Resource Guide includes all services and programs provided by the Parks and Recreation Department. Each program is outlined indi- vidually with the goal, target population, schedule, fees, contact person and other pertinent information for your use. Additional details and any updated information may be obtained by contacting the appropriate staff member listed in the guide. Copies may be obtained at the main office located in Central Park. Our intent is to provide our customers with the highest quality facilities and services possible. Any suggestions or comments that can help us achieve this will be greatly appreciated. College Station Parks & Recreation Department 1997 ALMANAC This book is formed of two books combined: Park System Resource Guide Includes Three sections: * General Information *Parks *Pavilions Program Resource Guide Includes Eight Sections: *Aquatics *Athletics * Educational *Entertainment *Historical *Special Services * Supervised Recreation *Support Services Revised August 1997 College Station Parks & Recreation Park System Resource Guide Contents Section I - General Information: History I-1 Facts & Figures 1-4 PARD Interesting Facts I-5 Budget Summary I-6 Budget Breakdown I-7 Organizational Chart I-8 Value Statement 1-9 Goals I-10 Section II - Parks : Map II-1 Park Inventory 11-2 Anderson Park II-3 Arboretum Park II-5 Bee Creek Park 11-7 Billie Madeley Park II-9 Brison Park II-11 Brothers Pond Park II-13 Cemetery 1I-15 Central Park II-17 Conference Center II-19 Cy Miller Park II-21 Eastgate Park II-23 Edelweiss Park II-25 Emerald Forest Park II-27 Gabbard Park II-29 Georgie K. Fitch Park I1-31 Hensel Park (TAMU) II-33 Jack & Dorothy Miller Park II-35 Lemontree Park II-37 Lick Creek Park II-39 Lincoln Center II-41 Lions Park II-43 Longmire Park II-45 Luther Jones 11-47 Merry Oaks Park II-49 Oaks Park II-51 College Station Parks & Recreation Park System Resource Guide Contents Section II - Parks : Parkway Park II-53 Pebble Creek Park II-55 Raintree Park II-57 Richard Carter Park II-59 Sandstone Park II-61 Southwest Park II-63 Southwood Park II-65 Thomas Park II-67 University Park II-69 Wayne Smith Baseball Park 11-71 Wayne Smith Park II-73 Windwood Park II-75 Wolf Pen Creek Park II-77 Wood Creek Park II-79 Woodway Park II-81 Park Rules II-83 Parks Buildings Square Footage II-84 Section III - Pavilions: Pavilion Rental Information III-1 Arboretum Pavilion III-2 Bee Creek Pavilion III-4 Central Pavilion III-6 Oaks Pavilion III-8 Southwood Pavilion III-10 Thomas Pavilion III-12 College Station Parks & Recreation Program Resource Guide Contents 1. Aquatics 100 Mile Swim Club 1.1 Junior Lifeguarding 1.2 Masters Swimming/Swim Meet 1.3 SummerSwimTeam 1.4 Summer Youth Aquatics Sport Camp 1.5 Swim Lessons 1.6 Swimming Pools 1.7 Texas Super Guard 1.8 Water Fitness/Water Aerobics 1.9 2. Athletics Basketball / Adult Full Court 2.1 Basketball/ Youth 2.2 Flag Football/Adult 2.3 Flag Football/ Youth 2.4 Running Events 2.5 Softball/Adult 2.6 Softball / Girls 2.7 Tennis Leagues / Youth - Beginners 2.8 Tennis Lessons 2.9 Track &Field /Summer Youth 2.10 Volleyball/Adult 2.11 3. Educational Arbor Day 3.1 Drug Free Rally 3.2 Texas Public Pool Conference 3,3 Xtra Education 3.4 4. Entertainment Christmas In the Park 4.1 Cinco de Mayo 4.2 Jazz and Blues Festival 4.3 Juneteenth 4.4 Parade of Lights 4.5 Street Rod and Oldies Concert 4.6 Wolf Pen Creek Entertainment Series 4.7 Youth Theater 4.8 College Station Parks & Recreation Program Resource Guide Contents 5. Historical Black History 5.1 Historical Markers 5.2 Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 5.3 Oral History "Memory Lane" 5.4 6. Special Services Ball Field Rentals 6.1 Cemetery 6.2 Christmas Tree Recycling 6.3 College Station Conference Center 6.4 Concessions 6.5 Emergency Management 6.6 Parks Bucks 6.7 Pavilion Rentals 6.8 Pool Parties 6.9 Pool Trout Fish -Out 6.10 Senior Citizens 6.11 Urban Fishing 6.12 7. Supervised Recreation Back to School Fashion Show 7.1 Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley 7.2 Disaster Preparedness Explorer Post 1033 7.3 Kids Klub 7.4 Scouting at Lincoln Center 7.5 Teen Advisory Board 7.6 8. Support Services Forestry 8.1 Parks Operations 8.2 SECTION I - GENERAL Contents History I-1 Facts & Figures I-4 PARD Interesting Facts I-5 Budget Summary I-6 Budget Breakdown I-7 Organizational Chart I-8 Value Statement I-9 Goals I-10 SECTION 1 - GENERAL COLLEGE STATION PARKS & RECREATION HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The City of College Station was incorpo- rated in 1938. The first city council made provi- sions for the creation of the city Parks Board in May, 1939. The Parks Board had authority to manage parks and public grounds for recre- ational and beautification purposes. Although there was no official city park, the board had the authority to receive grants of money and dona- tions of labor and materials. Other than creating a Parks Board, the council gave little attention to the development of parks or a recreational pro- gram during the first decade of the city's exist- ence. In 1947, the Council established the first city park with purchases of land from F.B. Clark and Hershel Burgess. The property, which sur- rounded and included the drained College Lake Park, became known as Dexter Park and was renamed Brison Park in 1980 in honor of Fred Brison. In 1953, a large group of citizens, utilizing their newly -attained charter privileges, suggested a possible referendum which, if passed, would establish a Recreation Board. The Board would operate with a budget funded by an increase in taxes. Rather than submit the proposal to a vote, Mayor Langford, with the approval of the Council, appointed a five man Recreation Board. A recreation fund account was created which would receive appropriations each year. The Board's duties included administering the parks and developing a recreational program with ma- jor emphasis on youth activities. Within a short period of time, the board sponsored programs in swimming, tennis, golf, Little League baseball, and arranged city picnics. However, most pro- grams were possible only because Texas A&M officials allowed the city to use the college's recreational facilities, City officials also looked into the possibil- ity of converting the partially damaged Lincoln School into a recreational center. In January, 1966, the Lincoln School caught fire and with 600 - 700 spectators hindering fire fighting ef- forts, firemen and volunteers could not prevent severe damage. Ten classrooms were lost, along with the library, principal's office, and all school records, The school district agreed, in 1968, to lease Lincoln School to the City of College Station for recreational purposes. The city also obtained use of the property adjacent to the school for an all purpose sports field. The project was not immediately successful. Youngsters vandalized the facilities, and only after Mayor Anderson pleaded with the community for support, did destruction diminish. By 1973, however, Lincoln Center offered a full time recreational program for all College Station residents with such activities as basket- ball, softball, ping-pong, arts and crafts, and judo. In 1977, the center became city property. During Anderson's administration, offi- cials realized that as the city expanded so must the recreation facilities. Parks and Recreation became a city department in 1971, although the parks superintendent and his assistant were employed on a part-time basis. The rest of the recreation staff worked without compensation. The new department also continued to rely heavily on university facilities. In order to insure future recreational areas, the council included manda- tory park land dedications in the Subdivision Ordinance. According to the ordinance, develop- ers were required to donate a portion of their land for park sites. Acreage was based on the number of units they constructed, or they could give the city the cash equivalent. This principle of man- datory park land dedication was later challenged through the court system and was successfully upheld by a Texas Supreme Court decision in 1985. The Council made substantial progress during the early 1970's in establishing a long awaited municipal park which would have facili- ties for swimming. College Station officials learned, that beginning in the summer of 1973, its resi- dents could no longer use the Texas A&M pool. It became imperative that the city develop the pro- posed park, In 1973, William Fitch donated six- teen additional acres to the selected park site, and the Federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation approved a matching grant of $132, 500 for devel- opment of a pool. The city hired J.W. Wood as architect -engineer for the project. Although the budget would not allow all requested amenities to be constructed, residents soon enjoyed the avail- ability of an Olympic -size swimming pool in their community. College Station's first aquatic facil- ity opened in Bee Creek Park on October 5,1974. It was later named Adamson Municipal Pool in honor of Art Adamson, long time swimming in- structor at Texas A&M University. I-1 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND continued Since the early 1950's, residents had expressed an interest in a city-wide recreational program and in acquiring municipal park sites. City leaders have made significant progress to- wards that goal. The expansion in city parks and recreation facilities during the late 70's and early 80's was phenomenal. Not only did the amount of park acreage double, but officials also sought to accommodate a variety of activities. The develop- ment of the Parks and Recreation Department reflected this growth. The city staff, Parks and Recreation Board and City Council worked to- gether to implement these projects. With additional funds allocated from the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation in 1974, the city added tennis courts, ballfields, and playgrounds at Bee Creek Park. In September, 1975, the Brazos County Bicentennial Committee inquired about the possibility of establishing an official county arboretum at Bee Creek Park in conjunc- tion with the national celebration. The Council enthusiastically supported the idea and desig- nated seventeen undeveloped acres for this pur- pose. Citizens from both the city and county planted and labeled various species of trees and mapped out a nature trail. The arboretum, later renamed for former Mayor Andy Anderson, was ready in time for the 1976 Fourth of July festivi- ties. Throughout the late 1970's, the City Council continued to add land and facilities to the park system. In 1975, the City Council amended the park land dedication ordinance to require developers to donate more acreage for recreation areas than was originally specified by the ordinance. The following year the city estab- lished the College Station Parks and Recreation Foundation, a trust fund created expressly for the purpose of purchasing Lincoln Center from the school district. Using federal money received in December, 1977, the Parks Department devel- oped facilities at Thomas and Oaks Parks on the east side of the city. A second municipal pool opened in Thomas Park on June 21,1980. One of the Parks and Recreation Departments most successful achievements was the development of College Station Central Park. In June of 1978, the city purchased forty-seven acres near the East Bypass and KrenekTap Road to provide athletic fields for the community's organized softball and soccer teams. The site also contained a large wooded expanse and a small pond. The natural setting convinced park offi- cials to expand the facility to a multi -purpose recreational area. Tennis courts, picnic areas, playground facilities, nature trails, and a group pavilion were included in the plans. College Sta- tion residents celebrated the completion of their largest municipal park in August of 1982. The Parks and Recreation Department not only de- cided to use Central Park as a model for the future, but also chose to establish their office building and maintenance facility amid the sce- nic setting. In 1984, the Parks and Recreation De- partment created "Christmas In The Park". Sub- stantial donations from local businessman Jack Lester enabled the city to purchase lights and other decorations for the park. Every year volun- teers and city employees install lights through- out Central Park, creating a brilliant show for all to see. 600 cars per hour view the decorations at peak times and this attraction will continue to be enjoyed by many for years to come. In response to the community's needs, the city purchased and developed Southwood Athletic Park. By the end of 1984, one and a half years after construction first started, Southwood became College Station's second largest devel- oped park, consisting of forty-four acres. The park has many facilities including a pool, base- ball and soccer fields, a tennis center and bas- ketball courts. There is also a maintenance facil- ity and a large group pavilion located in the park. Funding for this project was made available through the 1981 bond issue along with a match- ing grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In 1985, the city obtained its first histori- cal park. Richard Carter Park is the site of the Richard Carter Homestead. The park is on the corner of Brazoswood Drive and the East Bypass. Carter was College Station's earliest settler, ar- riving from Alabama in 1831. He received a land grant from the Mexican government of 4,428 acres. Carter was appointed to the first Board of Commissioners after Brazos County was created in 1841 and helped survey the site of Boonville, the first county seat. He was also one of the area's wealthiest land owners, raising cattle, corn, and cotton during the years before the Civil War. In honor of Richard Carter, Carter Park has a self guided interpretive center with displays about the history of this early settler and a stylized sculpture depicting Carter staking the home- stead. In March 1987, the City Council studied the expenditure of Parkland Dedication Funds in I-2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND continued the park zone which contains a section of Wolf Pen Creek. This area is approximately a one and a half mile section of the creek between the Highway 6 Bypass and Texas Avenue. During discussion of expenditures and improvements, it was suggested the opportunities of the flood plain should be examined for recreational use. Com- parisonwas made to a similar project in Navasota where considerable public support and assis- tance was given to the project by adjacent prop- erty owners and the general citizenry. From this and other discussions, evolved the City Council's request of staff to develop a conceptual plan. Through collaboration between the Parks, Engineering and Planning Depart- ments, a conceptual approach for development of Wolf Pen Creek was prepared and submitted to the Council. The Council requested that work be continued. The consulting firm of J.T. Dunkin and Associates was hired to work on the creation of a Master Plan for the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor. Within two years, the City Council had placed the development of Wolf Pen Creek Corridor as its first priority for 1989-90. The first phase of this development was begun with the construction funded by various sources, including a grant from the Astin Trust and a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In November of 1991, construction of the amphitheater and sur- rounding park land, involved in Phase I, was started. Construction was complete in June of 1993. The park contains such amenities as an amphitheater with a 2,000 square foot stage, a lake, a playground, restrooms, and a picnic pavil- ion. This 2 million dollar project will set the pace for future phases to come, as well as provide a staging area for existing and future recreation programs and special events. Other long range projects include the implementation of the Lincoln Center/Wayne Smith Park Master Plan and the development of Lick Creek Park. The Lincoln Center/Wayne Smith Park Master Plan includes the acquisition of additional property to create a greenbelt corri- dor that will provide additional recreational fa- cilities. Lick Creek Park will be a 515 acre natural park set aside for hiking, camping, nature study, and as permanent habitat for endangered spe- cies of our area. A special Committee is in the process of completing a Master Plan for Lick creek Park. Completion is expected in 1998. In March of 1995 voters approved $3,130,000.00 for park projects in a bond elec- tion. Proposition #7 included $1,630,000.00 for three distinct projects. The first item was a continuation of the Lincoln Center/Wayne Smith Corridor through the construction of three youth baseball fields, a concession building and park- ing to be completed in 1998. The second called for the renovation of the Central Park Softball Con- cession Building and improvements to the youth softball fields at Bee Creek Park to be completed in 1998. The third component of this proposition allowed for the development of Pebble Creek Park located adjacent to a new elementary school in the Pebble Creek area. This park and school were opened in the fall of 1996. Proposition #8 included $1,500,000.00 for the acquisition of approximately 150 acres for a major community park. This park would serve present and future needs for soccer, softball, and many other outdoor recreational activities. Funds remaining from the initial purchase could be used for development, but future bond funds will be needed to complete development of this area. I-3 CITY OF COLLEGE STATION INTERESTING FACTS & FIGURES 1996 - 1997 POPULATION ESTIMATE: City of College Station 60,903 (Incorporated 1939) { August 1997 Estimate 1 *PROPERTY TAX RATES: College Station Bryan City .4427 .6324 School District 1.69 1.534 Brazos County .418 .418 Total 2.5507 2.5844 ( * Per $100 Valuation} SALES TAX RATES: City of College Station 1.5% City of Bryan 1.5% Brazos County . 5% State of Texas 6.25% CITY OF COLLEGE STATION Total City Budget $107, 756,497 General Fund Budget $22,548,443 Parks & Recreation Budget $4,066,106 Total Permanent Employees (City) 614 Total Permanent Employees (PARD) 62 Developed ParkAcres 421.03 Undeveloped ParkAcres 539.82 Total Park Acres 960.85 TotalArea Incorporated 40.8 Sq. miles Total Miles of Paved Streets 215 miles Maximum Water Production (5 wells) 19.5M Gal/Day Maximum Electric Capacity 280 Megawatts College Station Parks and Recreation services cost $.19 per person per day I-4. CITY OF COLLEGE STATION PARKS & RECREATION DEPT. INTERESTING FACTS 1996 ® 1997 FACILITIES: Developed Parks 29 Total Acres ofParkLand 960.86 Play Units 34 Lighted Tennis Court 12 Basketball Courts 20 (5 half courts) Sand Volleyball Courts 6 Soccer Fields 20 Softball Fields 8 Baseball Fields 6 Pavilions 7 Gazebos/Shelters 13 Swimming Pools 4* *CSISD Natatorium is managed by the City ofCollege Station. PROGRAMS: Aquatics 9 Athletics 11 Educational 4 Entertainment 8 Recreation Centers 1 (17,200 SF) Conference Center 1 (12,324 SF) Amphitheater 1 Ponds 6 Exercise Stations 5 Historic Sites 2 Nature Trails 10 Jogging/Walking Trails 19 Maintenance Shops 5 Cemetery 1 Historical 4 Special Services 12 Supervised Recreation 6 Support Services 2 OPERATIONS: Annual Operating Budget $4,227,845 Annual Revenue $793,773 Activity Centers (Separate Budgets) 22 Central Office (6,787 SF) 1 I-5 PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT FY 1996-97 BUDGET SUMMARY EXPENDITURE BY DIVISION EXPENDITURE BY CLASSIFICATION DIVISION ACTUAL FY 95-96 REVISED BUDGET CLASSIFICATION ACTUAL FY 95-96 REVISED BUDGET FY 96-97 FY 96-97 Administration $ 338,559 $ 417,029 Salaries & Benefits $ 2,490,610 $ 2,592,117 Recreation 1,048,079 1,005,268 Supplies 302,355 358,874 Special Facilities 1,178,063 1,097,496 Maintenance 204,398 226,000 Parks Operations 1,009,783 1,153,235 Prof. Services 309,135 173,475 Forestry 495,032 556,817 Purchased prop. Serv. 338,493 344,450 Other Purchased Serv. 299,215 371,190 Capital Outlay 125,310 163,739 TOTAL $ 4,069,516 $ 4,229,845 TOTAL $ 4,069,516 $ 4,229,845 PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT REVENUES/EXPENDITURES COMPARISON FY 1978-97 Fiscal Year Expenditures (Total Less Capital) Revenues (Total) % Revenues / Expenditures FY 78-79 $ 366,660 $47,718 FY79-80 426,377 71,184 FY80-81 640,479 95,298 FY81-82 733,073 140,120 FY82-83 1,024,694 192,245 FY83-84 1,238,709 254,412 FY84-85 1,405,236 266,100 FY85-861 1,574,678 300,552 FY86-87 1,586,457 290,068 FY87-882 2,395,419 453,907 FY88-893 2,032,305 378,583 FY89-90 2,191,970 419,256 FY90-91 2,267,853 404,358 FY91-92 2,600,992 481,767 FY92-934 2,920,782 633,797 FY93-94 3,083,389 628,047 FY94-955 3,915,848 668,189 FY95-965 3,699,665 761,990 FY96-975 4,066,106 Community Center & Teen Center added to PARD 2 15 Month Fiscal Year a Cemetery added to PARD 4 Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater and Adamson Lagoon implemented a Revised Budget 13% 17% 15% 19% 19% 21% 18% 19% 18% 19% 19% 19% 18% 19% 22% 20% 17% 21% Source: ComprehensiueAnnualFinancialReports, andAnnualBudget I-6 BUDGET BREAKDOWN 1996-1997 P.A.R.D. by Division Special Facilities 26% Parks Operatio Recreation 24% Administration 10% Forestry 13% 1996-1997 P.A.R.D. Budget by Classification Supplies 8% Maintenance 5% Professional Services 4% Purchased Prop. Serv. 8% Other Purchased Serv. 9% Capital Outlay 4% Salaries 61% I-7 COLLEGE STATION PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT FY 97-98 PROPOSED 8 employees L PLANNER/ GRAPHICS COORDINATOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 28 SENIOR PLANNER ?.1 22 DRAFTSMAN (PT) FORESTRY SUPERINTENDENT STAFF ASSISTANT SENIOR SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST 16 19 SENIOR SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST 19 FORESTRY Ir SUPERVISOR 22 19 IRRIGATION SPECIALIST 17 F_ FILLED SCHOOL AG CARE SPECIALIST DIRECTOR ti 9employees RECREATION SUPERINTENDENT INSTRUCTIONS SUPERVISOR 20 22 ASSISTANT INSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR HORTICULTURE /FORESTRY CREW LEADER 19 1 HORTICULTURE / FORESTRY WORKER 17 1 HORTICULTURE / FORESTRY WORKER p HORTICULTURE / FORESTRY CREWLEADER 19 1 HORTICULTURE / FORESTRY WORKER 7 1 HORTICULTURE / FORESTRY WORKER 17 - VACANT ASOFJUNE3, 1997 REGULAREMPLOYEES pOSIT,IONr i N(1MBER„_ ..FILLED FULL TIME 63 57 PART TIME 2 2 ;TOTAL w ; ...65 59 *Includes three new positions created from existing Temp/Seasonal funds. 16 19 CEMETERY SEXTON 22 CEMETERY GROUNDS WORKER 16 PROGRAM SPECIAL EVENTS SUPERVISOR CEMETERY F GROUNDS WORKER 16 ADULT ATHLETICS SUPERVISOR ATHLETIC ASSISTANT 19 10 employees SPECIAL F FACILITIES SUPERINTENDENT 25 1 y� YOUTH U" ATHLETICS CONFERENCE SUPERVISOR ASSISTANT CONFERENCE SUPERVISOR SENIOR SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST 19 EAST DISTRICT SUPERVISOR 22 PARKS CREW LEADER 19 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 17 GROUNDS WORKER I 16 GROUNDS WORKER I PARKS CREW LEADER 19 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 17 GROUNDS WORKER I U 16 I SOUTH U DISTRICT SUPERVISOR 22 1 PARKS CREW LEADER EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 16 I-8 GROUNDS WORKER I GROUNDS WORKER I PARKS CREW LEADER EQUIPMENT OPERATOR GROUNDS WORKER I GROUNDS WORKER I 16 26 employees YOUTH U SERVICE COORDINATOR LINCOLN CENTER SUPERVISOR SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST BUILDING ATTENDANT GYM ATTENDANT (PT) 16 PARKS CREW LEADER EQUIPMEN OPERATOR GROUNDS WORKER I 16 GROUNDS WORKER I OII$ PARKS OPERATIONS SUPERINTENDENT 25 POOLS SUPERVISOR POOLS TECHNICIAN 19 PARKS CREW LEADER EQUIPMENT OPERATOR GROUNDS WORKER I 16 WE ARE INNOVATIVE Be confident in our abilities those of our fellow emplo-`a Be creative and resourceful. Be open-minded to all ideas. Be willing to accept the risk of failure. WE ARE PROFESSIONAL Be responsible for our actions. Fully utilize training opportunities to improve our knowledge and abilities. Always present a positive image and attitude. Be safety conscious and technically proficient. Always be courteous in our daily contacts. I-9 CITY OF COLLEGE STATION PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 1997 GOALS • Continue Park Development and Improvement • Complete Implementation of City Council Strategic Issues • Planing and Implementation of Departmental Reengineering Projects • Implement Departmental Administrative Procedures • Continue Staff Development Continue Park Development and Improvement Wayne Smith Park construction Edelweiss landscaping Central softball light improvements Lemontree rest rooms Central/Bee Creek bond improvement design Athletic park purchase Complete acquisition and design of Woodway Park Complete Implementation of City Council Strategic Issues #9 - Wolf Pen Creek #15 - College Station Cemetery #20 - Tourism #31 - Youth at Risk Planing and Implementation of Departmental Reengineering Projects Customer service delivery Youth program service and delivery Departmental marketing plan Parks and grounds maintenance Implement Departmental Administrative Procedures Improve tourism reporting Track project and program operational costs Develop a volunteer and internship program Implement the EIS program Implement department Internet homepage project Continue Staff Development Completion of DEM PDS - 2 employees Improve department computer skills • Plan and conduct city-wide emergency management exercise Conduct Emergency Management Academy for city employees 1-10 Park Inventory Anderson Park Arboretum Park Bee Creek Park Billie Madeley Park Brison Park Brothers Pond Park Cemetery Central Park Conference Center Cy Miller Park Eastgate Park Edelweiss Park Emerald Forest Park Gabbard Park Georgie K. Fitch Park Hensel Park (TAMU) Jack & Dorothy Miller Park Lemontree Park Lick Creek Park Lincoln Center Lions Park SECTION 11 - PARKS Contents Map II-1 II-2 II-3 II-5 II-7 II-9 11-11 II-13 11-15 II-17 II-19 II-21 II-23 II-25 II-27 II-29 II-31 II-33 II-35 TT-37 II-39 II-41 II-43 SECTION II - PARKS Contents continue.... Longmire Park Luther Jones Merry Oaks Park Oaks Park Parkway Park Pebble Creek Park Raintree Park Richard Carter Park Sandstone Park Southwest Park Southwood Park Thomas Park University Park Wayne Smith Baseball Park Wayne Smith Park Windwood Park Wolf Pen Creek Park Woodcreek Park Woodway Park Park Rules Parks Buildings Square Footage II-45 II-47 II-49 II-51 II-53 II-55 II-57 II-59 II-61 I1-63 II-65 11-67 II-69 II-71 11-73 II-75 II-77 II-79 11-81 I1-83 11-84 1 ■ Z 4 (1 6 UNIVERSITY �1L TAMU DRIVE GEORGE BUSH 0 ®_ 3 36' l 0 ALE 9 AN L M. 2878 18 College Sfafion ® IEYT T LIIJCOLN ST. Park Locations 4 i FRA I 11G= 00MIt IK D HOLLEMAN 29 nAKS EIAU HWY 30 8 '10 8 COLGATE CR H y SOUTI{WEST PARKWAY ,RENEK TAP RD NO zl (22 o JLe RO Ory0ER0 A CK PRAtRi fR0 S. GRAHAM RO r BARRON RD NOT TO SCALE 002)34S PRAIRIE RD SEBESTAIIIIi e0 FOREST DR Real W`000 27 19 el (37 47, �---I RAINTREL 1 Anderson 2. Arboretum 3. Bee Creek 4. Billie Madeley Park 5. Brison 6. Brothers Pond 7. Central Park/office 8. Cemetery 9. Conference Center 10. Cy Miller 11. Eastgate 12. Edelweiss 13. Emerald Forest 14. Gabbard 15. Georgie K. Fitch 16. Hensel 17. Jack & Dorothy Miller 18. Lemon tree 19. Lick Creek 20. Lincoln Center 21. Lions 22. Longmire 23. Luther Jones 24. Merry Oaks 25. Oaks 26. Parkway 27. Pebble Creek 28. Raintree 29. Richard Carter 30. Sandstone 31. Southwest 32. Southwood Athletic Complex 33. Thomas 34. University Park 35. Wayne Smith 36. Wayne Smith Bali Park 37. Windwood 38. Wolf Pen Creek 39. Woodcreek 40. Woodway RENTALS Picnic pavilions and softball fields may be rented separately at the Parks and Recreation Department. All reservations are made at the Parks and Recreation Office and payment and deposit must be made at the time of reservation. PAVILION MAXIMUM CAPACITY FRIDAY RATE/ DAY SAT/SUN RATE PER DAY MON/ THURS- DAY RATE PER DAY DEPOSIT Central 200 $75.00 $125.00 $50.00 $100.00 Southwood 300 $75.00 $125.00 $50.00 $100.00 Bee Creek 100 $50.00 $ 50.00 $50.00 0 Oaks 50 $50.00 $ 50.00 $50.00 $ 50.00 Thomas 30 $15.00 $ 15.00 $15.00 0 Central Softball $150.00 $7.00/hr. $100.00 The softball fields at Central Park may be rented March thru November for softball tournaments on Friday, Saturday and Sundays only. The Parks and Recreation Department reserves all concessions rights. Multiple day usage discounts are available Hensel Park rentals are handled by Texas A&M (845-1626) PARK RULES Advertising in City parks is prohibited. Park curfew for neighborhood parks is 11:00 pm - 5:00 am. ▪ Park curfew for community parks is 1:00 am - 5:00 am. Dogs must be on leashes at all times. All wildlife in City parks is protected. It is unlawful to litter in City parks. • It is unlawful to cut or destroy vegetation. • All vehicles must park in designated areas. • It is unlawful to swim in park ponds. • All firearms, airguns, crossbows, bows & arrows are prohibited. All vendors must have an approved permit. ▪ No campfires, dunking booths, hot air balloons, pony rides, livestock, off -road vehicles, golfing, or driving of golf balls. No camping/tents without prior approval. Please obey all "Fields Closed" signs. College Station Parks System Inventory 0 0 x x 0 CO =CD W cc za w w W x U RESTROOMS CC w w u7 0) 0 J a. PICNIC UNITS 0 F- z OPEN PLAY AREA 0 0 n. NATURE TRAIL JOGGING/WALK EXERCISE STATION BASKETBALL SOCCER FIELDS SOFTBALL FIELDS TENNIS COURTS VOLLEYBALL CRT SWIMMING POOL PARKING SPACES o Lighted Facilities • Unlighted Facilities ANDERSON' ARBORETUM 8.9 17 0 0; • • 1: • • • •2' • 6 30 BEE CREEK BILLIE MADELEY BRISON -` BROTHERS POND 26.5. 5.13 <9:2 16.1 0 0 • 0 •3' • 3 • 3 •1 •' •,, • • •: • •1/3 • 1/2 • •1/2 02 0,4 • 0 237 10 undeveloped CEMETERY CENTRAL CONFERENCECENTER CY MILLER EASTGATE: EDELWEISS EMERALD =FOREST 18.5 47.2 2.3" 2.5 12.3 4.5<` 0 0 • 0 •5 • 1 • 2 01 01 • • • • • 01 •1/3 •1/3 • 1 01/2 • 3 04 02 • 297 76 city cemetery park office teen center,. police dept. undeveloped undeveloped GABBARD 10.7 • • 1 • l • • •1/3 GEORGIE K. FITCH 11.3' • • 2' • 1° •. • 0.1 HENSEL (TAMU) JACK &`DOROTHY•MILLER 29.7 0 •2 •. 03 •3 •2 •1 •2 • • • • •1/3 • •_ •,1; • 1 • 70' LEMONTREE 15.4 •3 •1 • • 3/4 •1/2 01 LICK CREEK LINCOLN CENTER 515.5' 8.0 n n1 •: • 1/3 n1 30" 60 undeveloped' roc, contor LIONS • 02 01/2 41 LONGMIRE 4.16 • 2 • 10 LUTHER JONES 1.8 • MERRY OAKS 4.6 • 2 • 1 • • •1/3 •1 OAKS 7.5 `. 0 0 •7 •1. W •1/4 0 PARKWAY PEBBLE r:CREEK "." 1.9 10.2. •, • 1 •2 • 1 • 2 • • • •1/2 •`1 • 2 •2 6 RAINTREE 13 • • 2 • 1 0 • RICHARD;,;CARTER 7.14" • historical site SANDSTONE 15.21 • • 1 • • • 1 • 2 50 SOUTHWOOD " SOUTHWEST THOMAS 44.7 4.78 16.17 0 • • 5 • 2 •4 • • 01/3 • o2 •;2 0`5 •3 0'6 04' 0:2 • 0 0 54, 27 undeveloped UNIVERSITY PARK WAYNE SMITH 10.2 2.46 • •:2 02 • W. 01 undeveloped WAYNE SMITH BALL PARK WINDWOOD 10.8 1.37: 0 0 •2, • 1: 03 190 '98 completion WOLF PEN CREEK WOODCREEK 19.9 '6.6 0 0 • •2 01 01 • • • •1/2 •1/3 01/2 0. amphitheater WOODWAY TOTAL` .ACRES: . 4.2 960.86 undeveloped II-2 ANDERSON PARK LOCATION: 900 Anderson, Corner Anderson and Holleman ZONE: 6 SIZE: 8.94 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1979 PURCHASE PRICE: $165,774.42 PARK DESCRIPTION: Anderson Park was designed primarily to alleviate overcrowding on the few soccer fields which existed at the time. The park contains five youth soccer fields of various size, along with two basketball courts, a playground, a shelter with rest rooms, and parking for 30 cars. Funding for development was through the 1981 bond issue. Anderson Park is dedicated to Reverend Norman Anderson who was Minister of College Station A&M Presbyterian Church from 1928-1963. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development 1983 $234,185.44 2. Additional Irrigation 1987 3,645.00 3. Two Drinking Fountains 1987 1,096.00 4. Concrete Sidewalk 1992 14,300.00 5. Basketball Court Resurfacing 1992 5,420.00 6. Tree Planting 1994 7,000.00 TOTAL $265,646.44 II-3 ANDERSON HOLL EMAN SOCCER FIELD 0 z NDERSON PAR 1- cc w o zm -o 2 I— <Q C� U o 0 ccV � � o CC NOT TO SCALE ARBORETUM, D.A. "ANDY" ANDERSON LOCATION: 1900 Anderson, off Southwest Parkway ZONE: 6 SIZE: 17 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Arboretum DATE ACQUIRED: 1975 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: The D.A. "Andy" Anderson Arboretum, originally called the Brazos County Arboretum, was founded in 1976 as part of the USA Bicentennial celebration. The College Station City Council designated that this area would be used as an arboretum, i.e., a place where trees and shrubs are cultivated for educational and scientific purposes. On 17 wooded acres bounded by the cemetery, Bee Creek, and Business 6, the Arboretum contains a shelter and an interpretive trail system which emphasizes native Texas plants. It was renamed in 1986, in honor of D.A. Anderson, a former Mayor of College Station. Partial funding for this park was provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 26.5-acre Bee Creek Park is also located here. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA:. CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Park Improvements: Shelter and Bridge 1983 $15,000.00 2. New Signs Installed 1986 1,220.00 TOTAL $16,220.00 II-5 (/) _J < UJ Ct ci 0 uJ < 0 Z LU Ad IS3MH1110S CONCESSIONS UJ _J C.) 0 _J _J CO )— _J _J 0 _J 0_ ARBORETUM BEE CREEK PARK LOCATION: 1900 Anderson, off Southwest Parkway ZONE: 6 SIZE: 26.5 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Community Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1946 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: In 1973, the city designated 18 acres of the city cemetery to the creation of Bee Creek Park, the site of College Station's first swimming pool. Adamson Lagoon Pool, a 50 meter pool with a separate wading pool, is named in honor of former A&M swimming coach, Art Adamson. The park also contains four lighted tennis courts, two lighted softball fields, a pavilion, sand volleyball court, picnic units, two playgrounds, and a concession building with rest rooms. There is on -site parking for 237 cars. The 17-acre D.A. "Andy" Anderson Arboretum is also located here. Partial funding for this park was provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Project No. 48-00230 in the amount of $207,850. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Pool, Tennis Courts, Playground, Ball Fields 1976 $422,060.63 2. Parking Lot Expansion 1979 88,803.50 3. Concessions Bldg., Misc. Park and Arboretum 1983 61,645.00 Improvements 4. Additional Playground 1986 26,000.00 5. Swing Set Pits and Volleyball Court 1991 7,000.00 6. Shade Structures around Pool 1991 23,500.00 7. Mural, Fence Expansion, Frog Slide, and 1992 52,379.00 Other Pool Amenities 8. Large Slide, Stump Slide, 2 Shade Covers, 1993 152,433.33 Walks, Bridge, and Tree Plantings TOTAL $836,821.46 II-7 <uJ F- 0 < F- < Z BEE CREEK AMNd IS3MHIAIOS CONCESSIONS Lli Z < Z Z 0_ 12J r--F W < :L- OD 01 >- 0 0 01 _J CD 0 < 00 0 CC 0 LU LU CC Lu LLI \ CO Li CC :f1 0 • CC 141 ▪ CC O' cL. BILLIE MADELEY PARK Picture Not Available Yet LOCATION: Between Chimney Hill Street and S. Rosemary ZONE: 2 SIZE: 5.14 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: August,1997 PURCHASE PRICE: Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: The land for Billie Madeley Park was donated by Edward and Billie Madeley during the summer of 1997. It is a heavily wooded site with a small creek traversing the center of it. As per Mr. Madeley's wishes, no building will be constructed on this site. Future development may only include nature trails and small bridges. The park offers good opportunities for nature study. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: This park is undeveloped at this time. II-9 BILLIE MADELEY PARK ct-/ i 0 RANDALLS SUNNY LN. COONER ST. J W EQ wa J J• 0 • • BRISON PARK LOCATION: 400 Dexter, off George Bush Drive ZONE: 6 SIZE: 9.2 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1947 PURCHASE PRICE: Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: Brison Park, formerly known as Dexter Park, was renamed in 1980 in honor of Fred Brison. Fred Brison was on the College Station City Council, Mayor pro tem from 1971-1974, and a member of the Texas A&M University Horticultural Faculty for 43 years. The park is a beautifully wooded green space, protected from development by deed restrictions. The park has a 1/3 mile jogging trail, and parking for ten cars. A seasonal stream runs the length of the park. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Parking Area Construction 1982 $ 8,143.00 2. Drainage Improvements 1983 25,750.00 3. Signage and Landscaping 1986 3,500.00 4. Jogging Trail and Bridge 1992 13,050.00 5. Replace Jogging Trail with Concrete Sidewalk 1993 25,024.00 and Additional Concrete Walks TOTAL $75,467.00 NOT TO SCALE BRISON PARK co sc H l �- / ct a [1.) GEORGE BUSH DR BROTHERS POND PARK LOCATION: 3100 Rio Grande, off Deacon ZONE: 5 SIZE: 16.12 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1977, 1978 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication - 7.5 Acres; Purchase Price for 8.55 Acres - $132,834.90 PARK DESCRIPTION: Brothers Pond Park was named for the one -acre pond located near the center of the park that was the playground of the Fitch brothers as they were growing up. The site varies in topography from a flat, open area to a rolling, wooded area traversed by an intermittent stream. Development of the site included pond and drainage improvements, nature trails, picnic units, half basketball court, playground, shelter, practice fields, and a 1/2 mile jogging trail with exercise stations. Development funding was through the 1981 bond issue. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development Under Neighborhood 1983 $83,950.00 Parks Improvement Fund 2. Basketball Court Resurfacing 1993 1,200.00 3. Pond Improvements, Light Pole, Concrete 1994 5,460.00 Walk 4. Exercise Stations Upgraded 1995 7 367.99 TOTAL $98,106.99 II-13 , --- -k 5 \ 0 \ u_ • • ...- ' i \ ,., i— ... \ .-__, , ...... ... • \ f1 \ ...... ......''' e...'.. /... ...... - ''' .,.. -- *, --.„- . .- , \ ,- .- ......- -- cc- „ c- ....--- >-, ._. --'' \ \ ...- A , , ..--,-‘ • •, - .......- \ \ \ ‘ ::•( \ v • \\ . ‘ \ ‘, oci---‘ \ \ \ -J Z \Z \ • • ). ‘ -J 0 10 ‘ \ \ Lu Lr. U- • \ ..., '... ., tNI CD \ .... ..... .. ...' • GA —J .....r. < \ .-.• -...,.. , .. ca NOT TO SCALE CEMETERY LOCATION: 2580 Texas Avenue South, between Southwest Parkway and FM 2818 ZONE: 6 SIZE: 18.5 Acres CLASSIFICATION: City Cemetery DATE ACQUIRED: 1947 PURCHASE PRICE: $10,000.00 DESCRIPTION: The College Station Cemetery was created in 1947 from 31 acres bought near the Shiloh community, approximately two miles south of Texas A&M on Highway 6. That tract surrounded an existing four -acre cemetery which had been deeded to the M.E. Church South in 1870, by W.G. and Josephine Rector. The A&M Methodist Church, in 1947, turned over those four acres to College Station to be incorporated into the city cemetery. In 1973, the cemetery was decreased in size when the city decided to designate 18 of the acres to the creation of Bee Creek Park. In 1992, landscape improvements were added to the entrance and the fountain area was renovated. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Landscape/Irrigation Improvements: 1992 $77,650.00_ Wrought Iron Fences, Fountain, Raised Planters, Irrigation System and Brick Pavers TOTAL $77,650.00 II-15 • �J LIJ CEMETERY CENTRAL PARK LOCATION: 1000 Krenek Tap Road, off Highway 6 Bypass ZONE: 3 SIZE: 47.22 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Community Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1978 PURCHASE PRICE: $353,536.14 PARK DESCRIPTION: Developed in 1979 as College Station's largest park, Central was unique in that it offered the widest variety of recreational opportunities of any park in the city at the time. The natural setting was originally the Arnold family farm. It includes a two -acre pond and ten acres of dense woods. A second pond was developed in 1983. Other facilities on the site include four lighted softball fields with concession stand, three adult soccer fields with shelter and rest rooms, two lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball court, basketball court, fishing pier, nature trails, and parking for 297 cars. The Parks and Recreation Department office is also located here, along with the East District Maintenance and Forestry Division shops. Partial funding for this park was provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Project No. 48-00-701, in the amount of $265,056.00, and Project No. 48-00701 in the amount of $31,082. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Development Included: Irrigation, Fencing, Water & 1979-83 $ 927,940.49 Sewer Lines, Architectural Fees, Paving, Tennis Courts, Pavilion, Lighting, Playground, Fishing Pier, Signage, Trails, Office Building, Concessions & Maintenance Buildings 2. Signage and Landscaping 1986 2,600.00 3. Basketball Court, Sidewalks, Ball Field Fences 1991-92 73,900.00 4. Maintenance Building Expansion 1992 68,120.00 5. Office Building Expansion and Tree Plantings 1993 81,098.33 6. Pond Improvements Included: Aerator, Pump Deck, 1994 43,000.00 Pump House, Spillway, Pond Excavation, Electrical) 7. Concession Stand Renovation 1996 42,000.00 8. Picnic Shelter, Sidewalks Around Pond, Slide 1996 21,300.00 TOTAL $1,259,958.82 II-17 tx r CD ( 1v w z w ADU J J m U N 0 Q C J (n W Li_ RE ST ROOMS H TENNIS COURT SOFTBALL PARKING ♦ RECREATION Z 0 J B 1 oc w U T 1 H U M It Z E LL w O0 m PLAYGROUND NATURE TRAIL w CD wV ` tr ^Q LL J CC f-- Z W 0 CONFERENCE CENTER LOCATION: 1300 George Bush Drive and Holik ZONE: 6 SIZE: 2.3 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Conference Center DATE ACQUIRED: 1980 PURCHASE PRICE: Land Trade with College Station Independent School District DESCRIPTION: Originally built in 1949 as a high school, the renovated Conference Center opened to the public in June 1982. The center is available for rental to individuals or groups, with various sized rooms accommodating from 10 - 400 people. Rates and fees vary according to the type of group utilizing the facility. The center is ideal for receptions, dances, parties, and exhibits, as well as non- commercial, commercial, or political meetings. The Conference Center is funded by the College Station hotel/motel tax which collects tax on rooms rented in local establishments in College Station. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Complete Renovation Including: Land, 1981 $1,000,000.00 Building, Furnishings and Landscaping (Approx.) 2. Complete Renovation of Shenanigan's Teen 1984 85,000.00 Center 3. Interior Renovation Work 1992 31,149.00 4. Interior Renovation Work 1993 12,199.00 5. Kitchen Remodeling 1994 9,000.00 TOTAL $1,137,348.00 II-19 W 0 Z cc W IA CC W Z �- W 0 0 '1S )II1OH CY MILLER PARK LOCATION: 2615 Texas Avenue, and King Cole Drive at the Police Station ZONE: 3 SIZE: 2.5 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1976 PURCHASE PRICE: Land Trade with Clarence Miller PARK DESCRIPTION: The Chamber of Commerce occupied this site in 1976, and the pond was used as a picnic area and a gathering spot for people to watch the ducks and fish. When the Chamber of Commerce moved in 1984, the City of College Station used the property for the development of a new police station. In the process, over half of the pond had to be filled in for a new parking lot. In 1987, the remaining pond was renovated and an aerator added. A 1/3 mile jogging trail, shelter, and two fishing piers were also added to give this park a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere to play and relax in. Cy Miller Park was dedicated on April 16, 1988, to Clarence Ivan Miller, the previous owner of the site. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development 1987 $71,860.00 2. Concrete Walk 1995 3,000.00 TOTAL $74,860.00 II-21 PARKING LOT 3flN3AV SVX31 EASTGATE PARK LOCATION: 902 Foster Street & Walton Drive ZONE: 2 SIZE: 1.8 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1938 PURCHASE PRICE: Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: Eastgate Park consists of four separate parcels of land. Two are at the corner of Foster Street and Walton Drive. The other two are open - landscaped islands at Walton Drive and Texas Avenue. This park land was donated at the time College Hills Estates Subdivision was being developed. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: The park has not been further developed. 11-21 II-23 0 0 0 0 0 3AI21O NO11YM cc a EASTGATE EDELWEISS PARK LOCATION: Victoria Avenue, in Edelweiss Estates Subdivision ZONE: 5 SIZE: 12.3 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1996 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Most of this park land is a floodwater retention area, but will be used as practice soccer fields and an open play area. Site improvements to be done in 1997 include grading, seeding, planting of trees, and installation of an irrigation system for $25,000. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: This park land is currently undeveloped. II-25 S. GRAHM .•• •;:5-,,,,i_:. :,'''''17----•;4:-':•-••• , .)-_.f.f-k•-• •.;-,,i,,:;,,-;.„., . '-:!','tt4.k. -p,,-, ....,,,a,;,., _ ).,.:: 4•-.1„....1.,:ii,..- - ?-4; ;-;•-- -"- -,,,,,,..,,,•.-., :-.,_(-. ,•,• •Q,- .. •• -4, c:. / ..-,`.•-•.';'/.//'/ ,•,. ,,,„ cf.,.., , • •,,,,,,: ,/,/ / '. ' / . .• • co co uJ cc < cl0 - 1_0 t•— Li ct ;2 c) . 0 :202 U-1 o cr3 ec Q_ EMERALD FOREST PARK LOCATION: 8400 Appomattox, off Emerald Forest Parkway ZONE: 4 SIZE: 4.59 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1986 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Emerald Forest is one of the most beautiful native plant sites in the City of College Station park system. The 4-1/2 acre site is heavily wooded and bordered on the north side by Bee Creek. The park has a playground, a lighted half basketball court, picnic tables, 1/3 mile jogging trail, and some area lighting. The design of the park was guided with the intent of preserving the native vegetation with minimal disturbance to the site. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development 1989 $78,380.00 TOTAL $78,380.00 II-27 X H z z 3/11110 KOLLVW0ddVf `) GABBARD PARK LOCATION: 1201 Dexter Drive South and Haines ZONE: 6 SIZE: 10.67 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1978 PURCHASE PRICE: $187,802.67 PARK DESCRIPTION: As a neighborhood park, Gabbard Park has proven to be one of the most popular parks in town. Purchased as a result of interest by neighborhood residents, Gabbard received substantial public input during the planning stages. Prior to construction, a Texas A&M professor was consulted to determine recommendations for renovation of the pond. Recreational features include a playground, fishing piers, shelter, 1/3 mile jogging trail, and practice softball fields. Development funding was through the 1981 bond issue. The park is named in honor of Letcher P. Gabbard for his service to the community. Letcher Gabbard was head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Texas A&M University from 1922-1940. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION 1. Full Park Development under the Neighborhood Parks Improvement Fund 2. Tree Planting 3. Jogging Track and Plaque Pedestal 4. Tree Planting DATE COST 1983 $58,650.00 1987 4,840.00 1992 26,050.00 1994 6,200.00 TOTAL $95,740.00 II-29 NOT TO SCALE GABBARD PARK GEORGIE K. FITCH PARK LOCATION: 1100 Balcones, between Rio Grande and Welsh ZONE: 5 SIZE: 11.3 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1977 PURCHASE PRICE: Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: This park's recreational features include a lighted basketball court, practice softball fields with backstops, picnic units, shelter, playground, open play areas, and nature trails. Fitch Park is dedicated to Georgie K. Fitch in honor of her total dedication to her family as a wife and mother. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development under the 1983 $45,700.00 Neighborhood Parks Improvement Fund 2. Basketball Court Resurfacing 1991 1,800.00 3. Lighting 1992 9,000.00 TOTAL $56,500.00 II-31 _J —J (f) < I— OD CD I-LI f- - _J D < 0 ,....,'" 0 < IY I — CIO IJJ LLI Z < < 0 kii&e. 4.1 NOT TO SCALE W eL cri 0 0 LLI (.9 HENSEL PARK LOCATION: South College ZONE: 1 SIZE: 29.7 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Community Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1958 PURCHASE PRICE: Not Applicable PARK DESCRIPTION: Hensel Park is part of the Texas A&M University system, and is designed primarily for the students of the University. In 1986, the City of College Station installed a playground and a fitness center. The park includes three pavilions, picnic units, playground, rest rooms, jogging trails, volleyball court, fitness court, softball field, parking for 70 cars, and an open play area. The City of College Station provides limited development funds through the Park Land Dedication Ordinance, and an agreement with Texas A&M University. The pavilions for this park can be rented through the Texas A&M Recreation, Parks & Tourism Department at (409) 845-1626. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Installation of Two Wooden Decks, 1986 $12,179.50 Playground, Curb, and French Drain 2. Installation of Exercise Station 1985 220.95 3. Installation of Two Gazebos 1987 20,220.00 TOTAL $32,620.45 *Exercise Station value $2,600 donated by St. Joseph Hospital II-33 HENSEL PARK / F- 2 W 1- CC CL 17 x 0 m 0 o ti a Q y w U o ti CC 0 0 u CC a JACK & DOROTHY MILLER PARK LOCATION: 501 Rock Prairie Road, at Rock Prairie Elementary School ZONE: 5 SIZE: 10 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1988 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication - 5.0 Acres; Purchase Price for 5.0 Acres - $75,000.00 PARK DESCRIPTION: This park, formerly known as Westchester Park, was the first joint -use project for the College Station Independent School District and the City of College Station. The cooperative effort between the two entities led to the design and implementation of a facility that would serve a dual purpose; during school hours the park functions as a school playground and playing fields; the remainder of the time, as a regular city park for use by the general public. The park has two playgrounds, shelter, basketball court, 1/3 mile jogging track with fitness court, picnic tables, and practice fields for baseball and soccer. Future improvements will be implemented as the area around the school and park develops. Partial funding for the development of the park was provided by the College Station Independent School District in the amount of $75,000.00. The park was renamed in 1994 in honor of Jack and Dorothy Miller for their dedication to the community. In 1980 the Millers founded Beautify Brazos County Association to encourage volunteers to clean up litter and beautify the area. Three years later the organization affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and changed its name to Brazos Beautiful. In 1986 the Millers funded a perpetual youth awards endowment, with earnings used annually to honor Brazos County youth for leadership in beautification, litter reduction and environmental efforts. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION 1. Full Park Development TOTAL DATE 1989 COST $86,648.00 $86,648.00 OCK PRAIRIE ROAD 1 LEMONTREE PARK LOCATION: 1300 Lemontree, off Anderson ZONE: 6 SIZE: 15.43 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1976, 1978 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Recreational features in this park include a half basketball court, girl's lighted softball fields, 3/4 mile concrete jogging exercise trail, playground, open play area, picnic units, pedestrian bridge, and a 30-car parking lot. A nature trail stretches from Southwest Parkway, through the park, to the corner of Holik and Anderson Street. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Ball Field Irrigation 1978 $ 1,875.00 2. Parking Area 1979 19,024.00 3. Park Development Under the Neighborhood 1983 58,900.00 Parks Improvement Fund 4. 1/2 Basketball Court 1991 12,000.00 5. Light Pole and Electrical Work 1995 5,156.00 6. Rest Room 1997 27,879.00 TOTAL $124,834.00 II-37 W W CC Z CC 0< 2 a' W J l LICK CREEK PARK LOCATION: East Rock Prairie Road, off Highway 6 South and Green's Prairie Road ZONE: 11 SIZE: 515 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Nature Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1987 PURCHASE PRICE: Land Trade PARK DESCRIPTION: This undeveloped park was established as part of land negotiations to establish a city industrial park. The site has a variety of plant and animal species indigenous to this area. The park currently offers several miles of trails and provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and nature study. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: The park is undeveloped at this time. Future plans include the development of camp sites, additional nature trails, interpretive centers and protected habitat for endangered plant species, as well as other native flora and fauna. 11-39 LINCOLN CENTER LOCATION: 1000 Eleanor, off Holleman ZONE: 6 SIZE: 8.0 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Multi -use Facility DATE ACQUIRED: 1978 PURCHASE PRICE: $80,000.00 PARK DESCRIPTION: Originally constructed as College Station Black High School, Lincoln Center has been utilized at one time or another as a neighborhood center, recreation center, senior citizen's center, maintenance shop, and was formerly the headquarters for the College Station Parks and Recreation Department. The center now provides a variety of recreational and social services to the citizens of College Station, as well as an indoor gymnasium, 1/3 mile lighted jogging trail, and playground. The renovations to the park in 1994 connected Lincoln Center with Wayne Smith Park. This facility is the nucleus for the Lincoln/Wayne Smith Park Corridor. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Title V Renovation 1978 $19,557.00 2. Title III Renovation 1980 9,480.00 3. Community Development Renovation 1981 4,959.17 4. Complete Renovation 1985 650,114.00 5. Landscaping 1985 3,800.00 6. Landscaping, Playground, Walkways, and 1988 34,518.00 Lighting 7. Walkways, Landscaping and Irrigation 1989 34,585.00 8. Land Clearing 1994 16,312.00 9. Lights, Sidewalks, Bridges, Concrete Culvert 1994 135,525.00 TOTAL $908,850.21 II-41 NOSJNO!-Il az Q J U 7 O RESIDENCES a > ELEANOR ST O ct J) U Q n a 0 N Q W 0 •?CI NVHT1101-1 NOT TO SCALE LINCOLN CENTER LIONS PARK LOCATION: 501 Chappel, off University Drive and Peyton ZONE: 2 SIZE: 1.5 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1967 PURCHASE PRICE: Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: Lions Park includes a half basketball court, playground, picnic units, and parking for ten cars. An iron fence, walkway, area lighting, and landscaping were added in 1990. The park was supplemented with sidewalks, new play equipment, a drinking fountain, and fencing in 1994. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Park Development 1981 $25,286.90 2. Park Improvements 1990 29,000.00 3. Sidewalks, Drinking Fountain, Court 1994 17,000.00 Improvements, Play Equipment, Fencing TOTAL $71,287.60 II-43 IRON FENCE UNIVERSITY LIONS PARK tJ .c( a_ 0 Qz 11-1 CC CC o 5 u (i) `ct BASKETBALL COURT z Fz c w — PICNIC UNIT CONCRETE BORDER NOT TO SCALE LONGMIRE PARK LOCATION: 2600 Longmire, between FM 2818 and Deacon ZONE: 5 SIZE: 4.16 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1977 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: This beautiful wooded park contains picnic units and nature trails. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Park Development under the Neighborhood 1983 $9,500.00 Park Improvements Fund TOTAL $9,500.00 II-45 WATER FOUNTAIN 8° 38 1 wONo' LUTHER JONES PARK LOCATION: 501 Park Place, bordered by Fairview, Luther, Montclair and Park Place Streets ZONE: 6 SIZE: 1.8 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1964 PURCHASE PRICE: Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: Luther Jones Park, formerly known as Fairview Park, encompasses a small city block and consists of softball practice fields and an open play area. Live Oak trees line a portion of the park perimeter. This park will become a Zink in the development of the Lincoln Center/Wayne Smith Park Corridor. The park was renamed in 1996 for Luther Goodrich Jones. Mr. Jones, a member of the Texas A&M faculty from 1919 until 1951, was on the first City Council and secretary of the school board from 1941-46. He was very active in youth programs, and in 1964 donated the land for this park. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION 1. Construction of Three Concrete Slabs TOTAL DATE 1988 COST $1,191.00 $1,191.00 LtJ _J 0 83H1111 ccLL MONTCLAIR MERRY OAKS PARK LOCATION: 1401 Merry Oaks, off University Oaks ZONE: 2 SIZE: 4.6 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1972 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Merry Oaks Park features an open play area, playground, nature trails, picnic units, basketball court, and 1/3 mile jogging trail. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Park Development 1983 $28,455.50 2. Basketball Court, Jogging Trail, Sidewalks, 1991 45,550.00 Sign, Erosion Control Improvements 3. Concrete Sidewalk 1992 4,800.00 TOTAL $78,805.50 II-49 Si;;; A.LISE13AINn PICNIC UNITS co z CD NOT TO SCALE 0) 0 cc >- < cc 0_ w cc OAKS PARK LOCATION: 1601 Stallings, off Harvey Road ZONE: 2 SIZE: 7.5 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1970 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Oaks Park features a pavilion with a barbecue pit, rest rooms, and an attached deck area. A wooden pedestrian bridge links the pavilion to a lighted basketball court. Bridges and picnic units are scattered throughout the park. Partial funding for this park was provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Project No. 48-00567, in the amount of $91,252.00. In 1994-95, renovations were made to include replacement of one of the bridges, installation of a handicap -accessible playground, sidewalks, and lighted volleyball court. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Pavilion, Deck, and Bridge Construction 1978 $38,862.18 2. Tennis Court, Jogging Trail, Picnic Area 1979 52,390.00 Construction 3. Pavilion Replacement and Renovation 1984 32,456.54 4. Concrete Sidewalks 1987 13,486.00 5, Tennis Court Renovated to Full Basketball 1992 18,700.00 Court, Brick Pavers, Retaining Walls 6. Bridge, Lights, Volleyball Court, Play 1995 90,170.00 Equipment, Sidewalks, Drinking Fountain TOTAL $246,064.72 II-51 OAKS PARK L3 uJ -J 0 - 0 PARKWAY PARK LOCATION: 901 Munson and Woodland Parkway ZONE: 2 SIZE: 1.9 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1939 PURCHASE PRICE: Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: Located in a floodplain area, Parkway Park's primary use is to alleviate flooding in the surrounding neighborhood. The park contains a playground, open play area, a picnic table, and parking for six cars. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Playground, Picnic Unit, Sign, Drinking 1991 $14,000.00 Fountain TOTAL $14,000.00 II-53 O cc a_ } cc a z cc m PEBBLE CREEK PARK LOCATION: 401 Parkview Street at Pebble Creek Elementary ZONE: 11 SIZE: 10.2 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1994 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication - 4.2 Acres; CSISD Property - 6.0 Acres PARK DESCRIPTION: Pebble Creek Park, like Jack and Dorothy Miller Park, is a joint -use project between the City of College Station and the College Station Independent School District. The park has two playgrounds, 1/2 mile of walking trails, 1/4 mile lighted jogging trail with rubber cushion surfacing, and picnic shelters. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Site Development Including: Two 1996 $199,000.00 Playgrounds, Basketball Court, Jogging Trail, Utilities, Trees, Irrigation System, Lighting TOTAL $199,000.00 II-55 A300© 310d18 PARKVIEW DRIVE 10 Odd liJOOO O 0 0 0 0 I 0 O 0 O 0 O � wow zinz �4D QJ ma 0 0 a a� a \W Y o W U 0 em 0 N 0 In ba 0 0�O o 0 0 0 0 0. 0 0 ;TICE B "°O/ O0 0+0 1 0 W N 4' E 0 PLAYGROUND 0 111� , \1 III 0 0 ...�•• O O 0 • 0 PRACTICE BALLFIELD C0000 r• J 0 0 0 oo �O r ,r rr IIIIL Sr RAINTREE PARK LOCATION: 2505 Raintree Drive, off Highway 6 Bypass ZONE: 4 SIZE: 12.98 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1978, 1982 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication and Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: Designed to compliment the surrounding neighborhood, Raintree Park provides a good example of park planning that integrates urban park facilities with a natural low -land ecosystem. This park boasts many natural amenities such as Wolf Pen Creek, sharp slopes, and 50' water oaks. Developed facilities include a playground, shelter, picnic units, and a seating area with benches. Development funding was through the 1981 bond issue. Renovations in 1992, added a volleyball court and concrete trails for walking or jogging. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development Under the 1983 $45,850.00 Neighborhood Park Improvements Fund 2. Installation of Two 15' Light Fixtures 1988 8,750.00 3. Jogging Trail, Signage, Volleyball Court 1992 32,350.00 TOTAL $86,950.00 I1-57 cii RAINTREE PARK Cc 4. i 0 1‘, tjj ci 0 a 0 05 co 11C. z4 OE LiJ (/) F— CD 0 v RICHARD CARTER PARK LOCATION: 1800 Brazoswood, off Highway 6 Bypass ZONE: 2 SIZE: 7.14 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1983 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Richard Carter Park is College Station's only historically significant park. It is the site of the Richard Carter homestead. Carter was College Station's earliest settler, arriving from Alabama in 1831. His original land grant, of one league (4,428 acres) from the Mexican government, covers most of what is College Station today. Development in the park includes an interpretive center with displays about Richard Carter, and the reconstruction of the original water well. There is also an open play area, a discovery garden area featuring decks, seating, indigenous plants, a historical marker, and a bronze statue by Albert Pedulla. The development of this park was an officially sanctioned Texas Sesquicentennial Project. In 1991, the graves of Richard Carter, his wife, and family members were moved from an adjacent site to the park itself. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development 1985 $100,000.00 2. Irrigation and Native Plant Garden 1987 24,988.00 3. Iron Fencing Around Graves 1991 1,430.00 4. Headstones and Footstones 1992 7,200.00 TOTAL $133,618.00 II-59 HWY 6 BYPASS SANDSTONE PARK t usicne LOCATION: 1700 Sebesta, off Highway 6 Bypass ZONE: 4 SIZE: 15.21 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1983 PURCHASE PRICE: $251,040.00 PARK DESCRIPTION: Sandstone Park originally provided soccer and baseball practice fields for residents on the east side of the Highway 6 Bypass. Renovations in 1996, added a shelter, handicap -accessible playground, 1/3 mile jogging/walking trail, one full basketball court, and parking for 50 cars. A unique "Trees For Life" campaign provided 166 trees to landscape the park. Funding of the trees and their irrigation was supplemented with a federal grant in the amount of $18,000. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Temporary Park Development 1989 $19,033.80 2. Sidewalks, Picnic Shelter, Basketball Court, 1995 205,576.15 Fitness Equipment, Playground, Parking 3. Trees for Life and Irrigation 1995 32,000.00 TOTAL $256,609.95 II-61 SOUTHWEST PARK LOCATION: Off Southwest Parkway, between Wellborn and Welsh ZONE: 6 SIZE: 4.78 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1982 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Off of Southwest Parkway between Wellborn Road and Welsh, this park is a mostly flat, heavily wooded site. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: This park land is currently undeveloped. Currently there are no plans for future development due to size, location and funding limitations. II-63 W � co Q W U 2�Y (ID _ CC HQ O 0 cO 0 z SOUTHWOOD ATHLETIC PARK LOCATION: 1600 Rock Prairie Road, off Highway 6 Bypass ZONE: 5 SIZE: 44.7 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Community Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1980 PURCHASE PRICE: $267,900.00 PARK DESCRIPTION: Southwood Athletic Park is College Station's first community park devoted almost exclusively to athletics. Designed by the staff in response to perceived community needs, the park facilities consist of four Little League lighted baseball fields, two Senior League lighted baseball fields, two adult lighted soccer fields, three youth soccer fields, two concession buildings, four lighted tennis courts, two lighted basketball courts, and parking for 545 cars. Cindy Hailaran Pool, a 75' pool with bath house, and a picnic pavilion with barbecue pit, kitchen and rest room facilities, playground, horseshoes, volleyball court are also located here. Funding for this project was through the 1981 bond issue along with a matching grant through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Project No. 48-008-69, in the amount of $842,750.00. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Architectural/Engineering, Water, Sewer, 1983 $1,212,008.10 Roadways, Parking, Irrigation, Fencing, Hydro -seeding, Lighting, Concession and Pavilion 2. Pool, Tennis and Basketball Courts 1984 704,546.00 3. Sign and Flower Beds 1986 2,100.00 4. Landscape Improvements 1987 31,708.00 5. Tennis Asphalt Overlay and Resurface, 1991 63,600.00 Basketball Court Resurface 6. Tree Plantings 1993 3,333.33 TOTAL $2,014,295.43 II-65 SOUTHWOOD PARK z t4i 1--- UJ ckC cc ct_ ".? d; 2 1- - = 8 E (13 0) cc 0 THOMAS PARK LOCATION: 1300 James Parkway, off Francis and Puryear ZONE: 2 SIZE: 16.10 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Community Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1938 PURCHASE PRICE: Donation PARK DESCRIPTION: Thomas Park, although smaller than typical community parks, serves in that capacity by virtue of the fact that it is the largest park in its respective park zone. Thomas is also one of the oldest parks in College Station. Facilities include a 25 meter swimming pool with bathhouse, two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, picnic units, two playgrounds, two soccer fields, a lighted jogging track (1/3 mile), and parking for 27 cars. A picnic pavilion, with barbecue pit and volleyball court, is available for rent. Partial funding for this park was provided by matching funds from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Project No. 48-00-567, in the amount of $184,500.00, and Project No. 48-00-764, in the amount of $75,750.00. Thomas Park is dedicated to Mable Clare Thomas for the work she did for the community. Over 1/2 mile of sidewalks will be added in early 1997. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Swimming Pool and Pool Fencing 1980 $357,568.00 2. Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Playground, 1982 177,08.00 Drainage, Parking, Irrigation, Jogging Track, Lighting 3. Wood Decks and Pool Shelter 1985 7,496_28 4. Sign and Flower Beds 1986 1,300.00 5. Playground 1989 13,300.00 6. Concrete Block Wall 1992 3,900.00 7. Pool Renovation 1993 136,194.00 8. Shade Cover 1994 30,000.00 9. Jogging Trail Improvements and Play Equipment 1995 29,531.00 10. Sidewalks, drainage structure, handrails, bollards 1997 113,357.00 TOTAL $869,734.28 II-67 THOMAS PARK UNIVERSITY PARK LOCATION: Autumn Circle, off University Drive and Spring Loop ZONE: 2 SIZE: 10.0 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1982 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: This is an open park with a few trees, gently sloping towards a creek. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: This park land is currently undeveloped, and at present there are no plans for future development, due to location and funding limitations. II-69 WAYNE SMITH BASEBALL PARK LOCATION: Holleman and Wellborn Road, adjacent to Lincoln Center ZONE: 6 SIZE: 10.8 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Athletic Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1994-1997 PURCHASE PRICE: PARK DESCRIPTION: This park was formerly a residential area, with much of the land cleared in 1994. Between 1992-97, the city acquired all of the properties to form one park. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION 1. Land Clearing 2. Land Acquisition TOTAL DATE COST 1994 $16,312.00 1992-97 $297,281.00 $313,593.00 II-71 1- O z co a WAYNE SMITH PARK LOCATION: 401 Luther, off Montclair ZONE: 6 SIZE: 2.46 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1954 PURCHASE PRICE: $1,900.00 PARK DESCRIPTION: Wayne Smith Park was originally designed as a Little League field with bleachers. In 1987, the Parks and Recreation Department completely renovated the park to accommodate a playground, plenty of seating, picnic units, and a full lighted basketball court. This park is dedicated to Mr. Wayne Smith for his foresight and efforts in establishing the first Little League fields in College Station. The development of a corridor to connect this site with Lincoln Recreation Center was completed in 1994. Future plans include the addition of youth baseball fields to the park. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Demolition of Existing Ball Fields and 1984 $4,300.00 Buildings 2. Complete Construction of Basketball Court, 1987 75,933.00 Playground, Picnic Units 3. Lighting 1990 12,000.00 4. Bridge, Lights, Concrete Walks 1994 30,725.00 TOTAL $122,958.00 II-73 MONTCLAIR CD _J CL FLOWER I NG TREES UJ UJ Lu cc') NOT TO SCALE Li :f 2 rt 0 ,a; L''• cc , 5, a as 0) cc Q 0 PROPOSED 1 MPROVEMENTS WINDWOOD PARK LOCATION: 2650 Brookway Court, off Appomattox ZONE: 4 SIZE: 1.37 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1984 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Windwood Park features a playground, shelter, picnic unit, seating areas, decorative paving, and an open play area. The design has been adapted to the heavily wooded area of the site to preserve as much vegetation as possible. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development 1985 $25,000.00 TOTAL $25,000.00 II-75 BROOKWAY COURT A PPOM AT TOX 1U CC o a_ 2 111 14.1 2, j Cc 0 as WOLF PEN CREEK PARK & AMPHITHEATER LOCATION: 1015 Colgate Street, off Holleman and Dartmouth ZONE: 3 SIZE: 19.49 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Community Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1977, 1991 PURCHASE PRICE: Existing Park Land - 7.69 Acres; Purchase Price for 1.59 Acres - $19,235.77, and 5.04 Acres for $125,000.00 PARK DESCRIPTION: Wolf Pen Creek Park and Amphitheater was developed as the first phase of the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor Master Plan. This plan was approved by the College Station City Council in 1988. The goal of the comprehensive plan was to recognize the interrelationships of drainage, erosion control and recreation along Wolf Pen Creek, as well as to create a community attraction for residents and out-of-town guests. The park offers a variety of outdoor recreation experiences for all ages including walking, fishing, picnicking, and playground activities. The Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater offers a wide array of entertainment with outdoor concerts, plays and festivals. It may also be rented for private parties. Partial funding for this project was provided by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Project No. 20- 00328, in the amount of $500,000.00, and the Nina Heard Astin Trust, in the amount of $100,000.00. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION 1. Phase I Development: Amphitheater, Lake, Play- ground, Rest Rooms, Picnic Shelter, Bridge, Trails, Parking, Lighting, Signs, Landscaping, Irrigation 2. Wrought Iron Fence, Sidewalks, Stairway 3. Sound Equipment Stage and Dance Floor Addition 4. Rest Room Building and Sidewalks 5. Driveway, Sidewalks, Dumpster Pad, Screen DATE COST 1992 $1,466,098.37 1993 102,576.00 1994 22,193.00 1995 203,700.00 1995 14,707.00 TOTAL $1,809,994.00 II-77 WOLF PEN CREEK WOODCREEK PARK LOCATION: 9100 Shadowcrest Drive, off Highway 6 Bypass ZONE: 4 SIZE: 6.6 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1981 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication PARK DESCRIPTION: Woodcreek Park is a heavily wooded park with a small creek meandering through it. The design of the park retained much of the natural wooded areas, allowing nearby residents the opportunity to enjoy this beauty. The park has a playground, picnic units, a 1/3 mile jogging trail, nature trails, a lighted half basketball court, a lighted volleyball court, and two bridges. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION DATE COST 1. Full Park Development 1991 $124,412.00 TOTAL $124,412.00 II-79 WOODCREEK WOODWAY PARK LOCATION: Holleman at Jones -Butler Road ZONE: 7 SIZE: 4.2 Acres CLASSIFICATION: Neighborhood Park DATE ACQUIRED: 1982, 1992 PURCHASE PRICE: Park Land Dedication - 2.0 Acres; Purchase Price for 2.2 Acres - $36,000.00 PARK DESCRIPTION: The original two acres of Woodway Park, which were acquired in 1982 through Park Land Dedication, is semi -wooded. The remaining two acres, purchased in 1992 for $36,000.00 is flat, open land fronting on Holleman. DEVELOPMENTAL DATA: This park is currently undeveloped. II-81 'ON 2J331(lfl-S3Nof \ \ \ \NNN GO O Stephen Beocny Y cc 0 PARK RULES 1. No campfires without prior approval. 2. No dunking booths, hot air balloons, pony rides or livestock without prior approval. 3. Tents must be pre -approved and location coordinated with Parks Operations staff. 4. Athletic fields must be reserved separately from pavilion rentals. This must be done through the Parks and Recreation Office, 1000 Krenek Tap Road, 764-3486. 5. Pavilions may be used if they are not rented, however, no access will be allowed into the kitchens or rest rooms. 6. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. 7. All wildlife in City Parks is protected. 8. It is unlawful to cut or destroy vegetation. 9. All vehicles must park in designated areas on pavement only. 10. It is unlawful to wade or swim in Park ponds. 11. All firearms, air guns, crossbows, and bows and arrows are prohibited. 12. It is unlawful to litter in City Parks. 13. Advertising in City Parks is prohibited. 14. Park curfew for community parks is 1:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Park curfew for neighborhood parks is 11:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. 15. Any person wishing to sell any items (food, drinks, shirts, caps, etc.) in a park must apply for a Park Vendor's Permit at the Parks and Recreation Office (764-3441) and possibly a Health Permit from the County Health Department (361-4450). 16. No off -road vehicles are allowed in city parks. 17. Golfing or (practice) driving of golf balls in the parks is prohibited. 18. Please obey all "FIELDS CLOSED" signs. II-83 PARKS BUILDINGS SQUARE FOOTAGE ANDERSON PARK Anderson Restrooms ARBORETUM Arboretum Pavilion 800 800 BEE CREEK Bee Creek Poolhouse 3,360 Cemetery Shop 1,200 Concessions 550 Pavilion 900 Cemetery Shed 200 CENTRAL PARK Office 6,200 Pavilion 3,300 Concessions 5,200 Maintenance Shop 3,400 Restrooms 680 CONFERENCE CENTER 12,416 TEEN CENTER 2,650 CY MILLER PAVILION 250 GABBARD GAZEBO 196 FITCH SHELTER 250 HENSEL PARK (2 Pavilions) 500 JACK & DOROTHY MILLER SHELTER 700 LEMONTREE RESTROOM 116 LINCOLN CENTER Lincoln Gym & Center 17,200 Maintenance Shop 1,950 Maintenance Office 800 Shed 600 OAKS PAVILION 1,500 PEBBLE CREEK 300 RICHARD CARTER INTERPRETIVE CENTER 400 SANDSTONE SHELTER 450 SOUTHWOOD ATHLETIC PARK Pavillon 4,000 Poolhouse 3,575 Shop 4,000 Concessions - Sr. League 1,650 Concessions - Little League 1,650 THOMAS Poolhouse 980 Picnic Pavilion 800 WOLF PEN CREEK Stage 2,150 Rest Room 1 1,760 Rest Room 2 _1_,Z44 TOTAL 88,923 SECTION III - PAVILIONS Contents Pavilion Rental Information III-1 Arboretum Pavilion III-2 Bee Creek Pavilion III-4 Central Pavilion III-6 Oaks Pavilion III-8 Southwood Pavilion III-10 Thomas Pavilion III-12 PAVILION RENTAL INFORMATION 1. Reservations for pavilions may be made between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, at the Parks and Recreation Office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road, (409) 764-3773. All fees required must be paid at the time the reservation is made. 2. Rental fees and deposits may be paid with cash, or a check made payable to the City of College Station. If a rental deposit is required, it will be refunded to you if the facility is left clean, undamaged, and the keys are returned during the facility check-out time. Bee Creek and Thomas pavilions do not require a deposit. Multiple day usage discounts are available. 3. Any special requests should be made at the time the reservation is made. If you are expecting a crowd in excess of the seating capacity, please let us know so that special arrangements can be made. Also at this time, a local phone number is requested for ease in arranging check -in and check-out times for key dispersal and return. All efforts will be made to contact you to arrange a check -in time, however, if you have not been contacted at least one day prior to your rental you will need to call the Parks office at the above number to arrange a check - in time. If you have rented the Bee Creek or Thomas Park pavilion this will not apply. 4. Cancellations must be made in writing no later than seven (7) days prior to the date of use in order to receive a refund of fees. Failure to notify the Parks and Recreation Office within this time will result in loss of all fees. In the event of bad weather, if you choose not hold your function, you will need to notify the Parks Office to reschedule your event to another available day, or we can issue a refund. 5. Park curfew is 1:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m., therefore you must have the pavilion cleaned and be out of the park by 1:00 a.m. (excluding Oaks Park, where you must be out by 11:00 p.m.). 6. Refunds: All refund checks are made payable to the person who paid the fees, and mailed to the address given to us on the reservation form. This process takes approximately 14 working days. 7. All other picnic facilities that are not listed below are on a first -come, first -served basis. 8. The emergency number for Police Dispatch is 764-3600 and Utility Dispatch is 764- 3638. RENTAL RATES PER DAY MAXIMUM SATURDAY- MONDAY- PAVILION CAPACITY SUNDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY DEPOSIT Central 200 $125 $ 50 $ 75 $100 Southwood 300 $125 $ 50 $ 75 $100 Bee Creek 100 $ 50 $ 50 $ 50 0 Oaks 40 $ 50 $ 50 $ 50 $ 50 Thomas 30 $ 15 $ 15 $ 15 0 Arboretum 25 0 0 0 0 ARBORETUM PAVILION LOCATION: 1900 Anderson CAPACITY: 25 FACILITIES: Electricity RENTAL FEE: None DEPOSIT: None DESCRIPTION: The pavilion at the D.A. "Andy" Anderson Arboretum, located at 1900 Anderson, next to Bee Creek Park, accommodates about 25 people and is ideal for weddings, and small gatherings. Electrical outlets and lights are located under the shelter. There are no picnic tables and barbecue pit, however there are three benches available. s z W O BEE CREEK PAVILION LOCATION: 1900 Anderson in Bee Creek Park CAPACITY: 100 FACILITIES: 12 Picnic Tables, Sand Volleyball Court, Barbecue Pit, Lights, Water, Electrical Outlets RENTAL FEE: $50.00 DEPOSIT: None DESCRIPTION: Bee Creek pavilion was one of the first picnic facilities. It is located behind Adamson Lagoon swimming pool in Bee Creek Park. This shelter accommodates up to 100 people and features a sand volleyball court, barbecue pit, 12 picnic tables, lights, electrical outlets and water. A playground, tennis courts, and the 50-meter pool are also located here and available on a first -come, first -served basis. Softball fields are available unless reserved for league play. Rest rooms are located at the softball concession stand or at the pool when it is open. III-4 ELECTRICAL FOUNTAIN TO SCALE BAR-B-QUE Luz cco _J 11.1> CO CL- 1— Li Q. Li 0= z 2 •c( ILJ 4.1 Cc 0 b <I( CENTRAL PAVILION LOCATION: 1000 Krenek Tap Road in Central Park CAPACITY: 200 FACILITIES: 21 Picnic Tables, Kitchen, Rest Rooms, Barbecue Pit, Lights, Water, Electrical Outlets RENTAL FEE: $50 Mon. - Thurs.; $75 Friday; $125 Sat. - Sun. DEPOSIT: $100 DESCRIPTION: Central Park Pavilion is located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in Central Park. The pavilion is nestled among the oak trees which offer lots of shade and a feeling of privacy. This shelter accommodates approximately 200 people and features complete kitchen and rest room facilities with 21 picnic tables and a barbecue pit. Parking will accommodate approximately 100 cars. Nature trails, a pond with a fishing pier, sand volleyball court, basketball court, tennis courts, and playground are located nearby and are available on a first come first served basis. Central Park softball fields are available by reservation when not being used for league play. III-6 —� z Q O cc I— z> W U n- z cc a w .`3 -o o� CC LU (13 PARKING AREA ji OAKS PAVILION LOCATION: 1601 Stallings Drive, in Oaks Park CAPACITY: 50 FACILITIES: 5 Picnic Tables, Rest Rooms, Barbecue Pit, Lights, Water, Electrical Outlets RENTAL FEE: $50.00 DEPOSIT: $50.00 DESCRIPTION: Oaks pavilion is ideal for small social events. This pavilion is located at 1601 Stallings Drive off Harvey Road in Oaks Park. The shelter will accommodate approximately 50 people, with five picnic tables, rest rooms, lights, electrical outlets, and water available. Curb -side parking will accommodate approximately 25 to 30 cars. A basketball court, handicap -accessible playground, and sand volleyball court are nearby and available on a first -come, first -served basis. A water fountain, deck, and 1/4 mile of concrete walks are also in the park. ELECTRICAL \ / w 0 0 m 0 O TO SCALE O Z ELECTRICA O SOUTHWOOD PAVILION LOCATION: 1600 Rock Prairie Road, in Southwood Athletic Park CAPACITY: 300 FACILITIES: 27 Picnic Tables, Kitchen, Rest Rooms, Barbecue Pit, Sand Volleyball Court, Playground, Horse- shoe Pit, Lights, Water, Electricity RENTAL FEE: $50 Mon. - Thurs.; $75 Friday; $125 Sat. - Sun. DEPOSIT: $100 DESCRIPTION: This is the newest and largest pavilion. It is located at 1600 Rock Prairie Road in Southwood Athletic Park. There may not be many trees, but there is always a breeze blowing. The pavilion will accommodate 300 people and features complete kitchen and rest room facilities, and 27 picnic tables, as well as a barbecue pit, sand volleyball court, playground, horseshoe pit, lights, water and electrical outlets. Approximately 200 parking spaces are available. Playing fields, 25-yard Cindy Hallaran Pool, tennis courts, and basketball courts are in close proximity. III-10 THOMAS PAVILION LOCATION: 1300 James Parkway in Thomas Park CAPACITY: 30 FACILITIES: 4 Picnic Tables, Volleyball Court, Barbecue Pit, Water, Electrical Outlets RENTAL FEE: $15.00 DEPOSIT: None DESCRIPTION: This pavilion, located at 1300 James Parkway in Thomas Park is small but adequate. It will accommodate 30 people and is ideal for small gatherings, birthday parties, and family get-togethers. A barbecue pit, four picnic tables, water and electricity are available under the shelter, and the use of the volleyball court is included with the reservation. Limited parking is available at the pool or along Puryear Drive. Tennis courts, a playground, 25-meter pool, and horseshoe pits are nearby. Rest rooms are located in the pool area and are available when the pool is open. III-12 WATER FOUNTAIN 8s HOSE BIB F- W J 1-- 0 ELECTRICAL a_ BAR —B—QUE • W J (1) U 0 H 1- 0 z AQUATICS Contents 100 Mile Swim Club 1.1 Junior Lifeguarding 1.2 Masters Swimming/Swim Meet 1.3 Summer Swim Team 1.4 Summer Youth Aquatics Sport Camp 1.5 Swim Lessons 1.6 Swimming Pools 1.7 Texas Super Guard 1.8 Water Fitness/Water Aerobics 1.9 100 MILE SWIM CLUB College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To provide an incentive for participants to improve their physical fitness and to increase attendance. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, all ages SCHEDULE: Year round SUPERVISOR: Vera Solis PHONE: 764-3540 FEE: $15.00 (Includes T-shirt & banquet) LOCATION: Thomas Pool, Cindy Hallaran (Southwood) Pool and the College Station Jr. High Natatorium ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 30 per year MISCELLANEOUS: Swimmers and walkers record their mileage each time they swim or walk 1.1 JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To educate children in the areas of First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding as well as to provide them with a summer activity that teaches them responsibility and trains them possibly for a later position with the City. This program will also make our pools safer as it will mean an additional set of eyes on the pool. POPULATION SERVED: Males and females 11 to 15 years of age. SCHEDULE: June, July, and August SUPERVISOR: Vera Solis PHONE: 764-3540 FEE: $50.00 LOCATION: Adamson Lagoon ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 30 - 40 expected MISCELLANEOUS: Each section will be three weeks long. Classes meet Monday through Friday and include dryland and water activities. 1.2. MASTERS SWIM MEET/MASTERS SWIMMING College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To provide an adult swim meet and some training and instruction in line with United States Masters Swimming program. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 19 and older SCHEDULE: Fall, Spring, Summer SUPERVISOR: Jenny Hartsfield PHONE: 764-3442 FEE: Varies according to season and coach LOCATION: Various pools ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 60 - swim meet 100 - masters swimmer through practices and mailouts/information MISCELLANEOUS: Masters swimming practices are held in the Fall and Spring. One Masters meet is held in Bryan in December. 1.3 SUMMER SWIM TEAM College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To provide a recreational swim team to introduce participants to competitive swimming. Swim meets are held against local teams - Bryan, Brenham, Huntsville, Navasota, April Sound, with the summer culminating with state TAAF swim meet. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 5 years - 18 years SCHEDULE: April - July SUPERVISOR: Jenny Hartsfield PHONE: 764-3442 FEE: April, May - $35.00/month June, July - $80.00/person LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: Practice is at Cindy Hallaran (Southwood) Pool in Spring and Thomas Pool in Summer. Swim meets are at Adamson Lagoon. 130 per summer; 40 in April, May April, May - 2 x week, 45 minutes June, July - 5 x week, 45 minutes -1 hour, with swim meets on Saturday mornings. 1.4 SUMMER YOUTH AQUATICS SPORT CAMP College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To teach youth the rules and techniques of several selected water sports and that being in the water is an exciting experience. POPULATION SERVED: Ages 11 - 15 SCHEDULE: June - July SUPERVISOR: Vera Solis PHONE: (409)764-3540 FEE: $30.00 LOCATION: College Station Jr. High Natatorium 900 Rock Prairie Rd. & Adamson Lagoon 1900 Anderson ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: New Program - Expected 30 PREREQUISITES: Level I: -Must be comfortable in the water. -Swim 25 yards without resting. LEVEL II: -Must be comfortable in the water -Swim 50 yards without resting. -Tread water for one minute. 1.5 SWIM LESSONS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To provide Red Cross swimming instruction to all ages (6 months - adult) to keep them safe in, on, and around water and to know what to do in an aquatic emergency. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 6 months - adult SCHEDULE: Spring (February - May) - 3 sessions Fall (September - November) - 3 sessions Summer (June - August) - 5 sessions SUPERVISOR: Jenny Hartsfield PHONE: 764-3442 FEE: $25.00 for 8 Spring lessons $23.00 for 9 Summer lessons LOCATION: Morning lessons - Adamson Lagoon for Summer and College Station Jr. High Natatorium for Spring & Fall Evening lessons - Thomas Pool ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 3100 MISCELLANEOUS: Spring and Fall meet 2 x week for 4 weeks - 8 lessons, 25-45 minutes. Summer lessons meet 9 x week, Mon - Fri , for 2 weeks, 25-45 minutes. 1.6 SWIMMING POOLS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To provide safe, aquatic fun for citizens. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: Year round SUPERVISOR: Vera Solis PHONE: (409) 764-3773 FEE: $1.50 for Thomas and Cindy Hallaran (Southwood) Pools $3.00 for Adamson Lagoon $2.00 for College Station Jr. High Natatorium Family and Individual passes are available LOCATION: Adamson Lagoon, Thomas Pool, Cindy Hallaran (Southwood) Pool College Station Jr. High Natatorium ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 92,600 MISCELLANEOUS: Adamson Lagoon and Thomas Pool are open the last weekend of May through mid -August. Cindy Hallaran (Southwood) Pool opens at the beginning of April - the end of September. 1.7 TEXAS SUPER GUARD College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To provide an individual guard competition for guards to demonstrate their skills and to help prevent lifeguard burnout. POPULATION SERVED: Males and female, 16 years and over SCHEDULE: July of each year SUPERVISOR: Vera Solis PHONE: 764-3540 FEE: $18.00 (includes T-shirt and meal) LOCATION: Adamson Lagoon ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 80 per year MISCELLANEOUS: This competition is comprised of 5 to 7 events that test the guard's skills and their knowledge of guarding, spinal injury management, handling active and passive victims and working through an accident simulation. 1.8 WATER FITNESS/WATER AEROBICS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Aquatics GOAL: To provide an enjoyable and effective exercise program for men and women who enjoy the water and want to increase cardiopulmo- nary capacity, strength and flexibility. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 12 years and older, physically fit, pre -natal, post -natal, post -operative, those with arthritis, those with muscle injuries, overweight and sedentary individuals. SCHEDULE: Year round SUPERVISOR: Jenny Hartsfield PHONE: 764-3442 FEE: Water Fitness Pass for $20.00 - good for ten , 55 minute exercise classes LOCATION: Fall and Winter: heated College Station Jr. High Natatorium. Spring: Cindy Hallaran (Southwood) Pool Summer: Morning, Adamson Lagoon Evening, College Station Jr. High Natatorium ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 260 MISCELLANEOUS: 1.9 ATHLETICS Contents Basketball / Adult Full Court 2.1 Basketball / Youth 2.2 Flag Football / Adult 2.3 Flag Football Youth 2.4 Running Events 2.5 Softball / Adult 2.6 Softball / Girls 2.7 Tennis Leagues / Youth - Beginners 2.8 Tennis Lessons 2.9 Track & Field - Summer Youth 2.10 Volleyball - Adult 2.11 ADULT BASKETBALL - FULL COURT College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: To provide adults with an organized basketball league. Teams can advance to the T.A.A.F. State Basketball Tournament. POPULATION SERVED: Males and females, 16 years and older SCHEDULE: April & May, November and December SUPERVISOR: David Hudspeth PHONE: (409) 764-3486 FEE: $255.00 per team LOCATION: CSISD School Gymnasiums ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 175 - 250 MISCELLANEOUS: Each team plays in an 8 game round robin. There is a double elimination tournament at the end of the season. T-shirts are provided to divisional champions. One team award is provided to approximately every six teams per tournament. 2.1 YOUTH BASKETBALL College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: To provide a positive experience in team sports for boys and girls and teach them the basic skills of basketball. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 7 - 14 years old, (1st through 8th grade) SCHEDULE: January and February SUPERVISOR: David Hudspeth PHONE: (409) 764-3486 FEE: $30.00 for first child, $20.00 for second child, $10.00 thereafter LOCATION: CSISD school gymnasiums ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 700 - 800 per year MISCELLANEOUS: Participants play in 8 games per season on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturday mornings. Each player receives a T-shirt and a certificate. All games are played in the evenings. All participants will receive a trophy. 2.2 ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: Provide adults with an organized flag football league. Teams can advance to the T.A.A.F. State Flag Football tournament ifthey qualify. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 16 years old and up SCHEDULE: September, October, November SUPERVISOR: David Hudspeth PHONE: (409) 764-3486 FEE: $265.00 per team LOCATION: Southwood Athletic Park ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 190 - 225 per year MISCELLANEOUS: Each team plays in an 8 game round robin. There is a double elimination tournament at the end of the season. T-shirts are provided to the divisional champions. One team award is provided to approxi- mately every six teams per tournament. 2.3 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: FEE: LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: Provide a positive experience in team sports for boys and girls and teach them the basic skills of football. Male and female, 7 - 12 years of age (1st through 6th grade) October and November David Hudspeth (409) 764-3486 $30.00 for first child, $20.00 for second child, $10.00 thereafter Southwood Athletic Park 350 - 450 Participants play in 8 games per season on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturday mornings. Each player receives a T-shirt and a certificate. All games are played in the evenings. All participants will receive a trophy. 2.4 RUNNING EVENTS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: FEE: LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: To provide citizens of all ages and abilities with local racing events. These races are geared for recreational racers but are organized well enough for competitive racers. All Tony Scazzero (409) 764-3486 Varies depending on the type of race Most events held at Southwood Athletic Park. Special events are held at Kyle Field and Wolf Pen Creek Park 1700 - 2000 per year The racing series provides a variety of events throughout the year including: 1 mile, 5 K, 10 K and walking events. Custom T-shirts are provided for each event as part of the entry fee. 2.5 ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: FEE: LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: To provide adults with an organized softball program and give them a chance to advance to a T.A.A.F. or ASA. State Tournaments and ASA National Tournaments. Also provides adults in our community with a leisure activity. Male and female, 16 years and older Spring, summer, and fall Tony Scazzero (409) 764-3486 $265.00 for Slow Pitch teams during spring and summer $300.00 for Fast Pitch teams during spring and summer $225.00 for Slow Pitch teams during fall $250.00 for Fast Pitch teams during fall Central Park 8448 participants 500+ teams Each team plays 8 games per season round robin in the Spring and Summer and 6 games in the Fall. There is a double elimination tournament throughout the regular season. T-shirts are provided to all divisional winners. One team award is provided for approximately every seven teams per tournament. Teams are broken into the following divisions: Men's A, Men's B, Super C, C, D, Women's C, D, Co-ed Super C, C, D and Fast Pitch. 2.6 GIRL'S SOFTBALL LEAGUES College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: Provide a positive experience in team sports for girls and teach them the basic skills of softball. POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: Girls, 6-16 years of age Season 1: Season 2: Season 3: February - April June - August September - October SUPERVISOR: Tony Scazzero PHONE: (409) 764-3486 FEE: $30.00 first child, $20.00 second child and $10.00 thereafter LOCATION: Bee Creek Park, Lemon Tree, Luther Jones (Fairview) ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 350 - 450 girls per year MISCELLANEOUS: Teams play either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thurs- days with Saturday practices in the first season. In the second season, they play games on Saturdays with practices on weekdays. T-shirts are provided and each player receives a trophy. 2.7 NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS LEAGUE College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: To provide a program of summer recreational tennis teams to teach participants a lifetime sport and to develop the skills of sportsmanship and how to be a team player. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 8 to 18 years old SCHEDULE: June, July SUPERVISOR: Dana Williamson PHONE: 764-3472 FEE: $50 includes t-shirts, rackets, balls LOCATION: All College Station tennis courts ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 75 MISCELLANEOUS: Participants meet 3 times per week for 1 1/2-2 hours to learn tennis skills by playing and to play against other teams. Summer ends with the City Rally where all teams come together to play each other to decide City Champs. Six players are then selected to go to the Regional Rally where they play teams from all over the state. 2.8 TENNIS LESSONS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: To provide tennis instruction for youth and adult so that they learn a lifetime sport that can help them to be healthier adults as well as the aspects of good sportsmanship. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 5 years to adult SCHEDULE: Year round except December and January SUPERVISOR: Dana Williamson PHONE: 764-3472 FEE: 35.00 + one can of balls for eight, 1 hour classes LOCATION: All College Station tennis courts ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 308 MISCELLANEOUS: 0 Summer classes - meet 4 x week for 2 weeks = 8 classes Other classes - meet 2 x week for 4 weeks = 8 classes All classes arc 1 hour long Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced classes for Youth & Adults are offered. 2.9 T.A.A.F. SUMMER TRACK & FIELD TEAM College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: To provide an activity that concentrates on improving motor skills through the use of athletic competition. Meets are held on a local and state level with a select few competing on a national level. POPULATION SERVED: 18 and under, male and female SCHEDULE: June, July SUPERVISOR: Linda Waltman PHONE: (409) 764-3731 FEE: Varies by age. T.B.A. LOCATION: Workouts are held at the A&M Consolidated High School track ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 160 MISCELLANEOUS: This program is cosponsored with the College Station Independent School District Community Education program. The high school track and field coach oversees the daily workouts and activities of the team. 2.10 ADULT VOLLEYBALL College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Athletics GOAL: To provide adults with an organized co-ed volleyball program. Teams can advance to the T.A.A.F. State Tournament. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 16 years old and up SCHEDULE: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter SUPERVISOR: Tony Scazzero and David Hudspeth PHONE: (409) 764-3486 FEE: $130.00 per team LOCATION: Lincoln Center, A & M Consolidated Junior High School ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 400 (100 per season) MISCELLANEOUS: Each team plays in an 8 game round robin. There is a double elimination tournament at the end of the season. T-shirts are provided to divisional champions. Championship T-shirts are provided to approximately every six teams per tournament. 2.11 EDUCATIONAL Contents Arbor Day 3.1 Drug Free Rally 3.2 Texas Public Pool Conference 3.3 Xtra Education 3.4 ARBOR DAY College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Educational GOAL: To help educate the public on the value of trees. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: Last Friday in April SUPERVISOR: Ross Albrecht PHONE: (409) 764-3410 FEE: None LOCATION: CSISD campus locations ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: Varies MISCELLANEOUS: Holding an annual Arbor Day Celebration is one of the requirements for maintaining the Tree City USA designation. College Station has held this since 1987. 3.1 DRUG FREE RALLY College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Educational GOAL: To encourage the community to stay drug free and to get counselling if necessary. POPULATION SERVED: Brazos Valley community SCHEDULE: April of each year SUPERVISOR: PHONE: (409) 764-3733 FEE: Free LOCATION: Lincoln Center ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 150 - 200 MISCELLANEOUS: Any church group, sorority, fraternity, club or other organization are encouraged and asked to participate and have a booth to support the drug free rally with literature along with other materials. 3.2 TEXAS PUBLIC POOL CONFERENCE College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Educational GOAL: To provide a way to teach and inform aquatics personnel about trends in aquatics as well as introduce ways to improve on what is already being done. POPULATION SERVED: Adult male and female SCIIEDULE: January each year SUPERVISOR: Vera Solis PHONE: 764-3540 FEE: $130.00 CPO Course $ 60.00 Pool Workshop (includes conference notebook, lunch and BBQ) $170.00 Both LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 95 MISCELLANEOUS: Local Hotel A Certified Pool Operators course is a 21"2 day pre -conference work- shop. The workshop itself is over 2 days and includes speakers who inform and educate participants on a variety of current topics in Aquatics. 3.3 XTRA EDUCATION College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Educational GOAL: To provide and offer a new recreational learning experience for the entire community. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: January & September SUPERVISOR: Dana Williamson PHONE: (409)764-3472 FEE: Varies LOCATION: Most will be held in CSISD facilities. ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 3,000 MISCELLANEOUS: Education City of College Station Parks & Recreation Department and College Station Independent School District College Station Parks and Recreation Department and CSISD have joined together to offer a new recreational learning experience for the entire community. "Xtra Education", a new leisure learning adventure has over 165 exciting classes to offer. Our educational programs include: Dance, Business, Arts & Crafts, Culinary Arts, Music & Voice, Languages, Self -Improvement, Fitness, Comput- ers, Special Interest, Sports - Swimming, Tennis & Golf, Life Enhancement, Outdoors, Kid's Enrichment Classes J 3.4 ENTERTAINMENT Contents Christmas In the Park 4.1 Cinco de Mayo 4.2 Jazz and Blues Festival 4.3 Juneteenth 4.4 Parade of Lights 4.5 Street Rod and Oldies Concert 4.6 Wolf Pen Creek Entertainment Series 4.7 Youth Theater 4.8 CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Entertainment GOAL: To offer a free holiday program to enhance the enjoyment ofpeople visiting the area for other reasons and to improve the quality oflife for Brazos Valley Area residents. One goal is to attract regional and statewide tourists to this area. POPULATION SERVED: Everyone SCHEDULE: Late November through December SUPERVISOR: Anel Bow PHONE: (409) 764-3408 14'EE: Free LOCATION: Central Park ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 130,000 MISCELLANEOUS: Christmas Inthe Park is amonth-long holiday celebration. The program includes over 50,000 lights decorating the beautifu147 acre Central Park. Visits with Santa, the elves, Frosty, and Jingles, along with free refresh- ments, hayrides and live entertainment are also included throughout the month. Christmas Inthe Park is co -sponsored by Waltman and Grisham. 4.1 CINCO DE MAYO College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Entertainment GOAL: To attract tourism for the Brazos Valley in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, andtoprovide acelebration/festival format involving the Latino community, businesses & organizations. POPULATION SERVED: All - focused on Latino population SCHEDULE: First weekend in May SUPERVISOR: Anel Bow PHONE: 764-3408 FEE: Free LOCATION: WolfPen Creek Amphitheater ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 750 - 1,200 MISCELLANEOUS: Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with a concert at WolfPen Creek Amphithe- ater. Entertainers for this concert include local Latino performers plus a Latino headliner performer. The event is free to the public. 4.2 JAZZ and BLUES FESTIVAL College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Entertainment GOAL: To promote Jazz and Blues music and offer a vehicle for people to enjoy the art of j azz and blues, to increase tourism, and to add value to the visits ofpersons here on either business or for other reasons. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: April SUPERVISOR: Anel Bow PHONE: (409) 764-3408 FEE: T.B.A. LOCATION: WolfPen Creek Amphitheater ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 4,000 MISCELLANEOUS: This Festival is aday ofjaz7 and blues music inthe park. All forms ofjaZ7 have been included historically, with both local talent and national groups performing. 4.3 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Entertainment GOAL: To commemorate the Freedom ofthe blacks "From Slavery to Freedom" POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: Third Saturday in June SUPERVISOR: PHONE: (409) 764-3733 FEE: Free LOCATION: Lincoln Center ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 200 - 400 MISCELLANEOUS: Activities include guest speakers, live band, and a dance. 4.4 PARADE OF LIGHTS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Entertainment GOAL: To attract tourism to this area, enhance the visits of tourists here on business, and to provide a community holiday program involving both communities, residents, businesses, and organizations. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: December SUPERVISOR: Anel Bow PHONE: (409) 764-3408 I+'LE: Free LOCATION: Cities of College Station and Bryan ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 90 participants 13,000 spectators MISCELLANEOUS: Parade of Lights is an annual holiday program consisting of an outdoor decorating contest for homes and businesses in both cities, production of a map for people to use when looking at Christmas lights, and free trolley tours of the best areas. 4.5 STREET ROD & THE OLDIES CONCERT College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Entertainment GOAL: To increase tourism, bringing participants from all over the region. To combine the car show with oldies music, taking the spectators back in time. Co sponsored by Bluebonnet Street Rod Club. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: Third week of August SUPERVISOR: Ric Ploeger - Street Rod Anel Bow - Oldies Concert PHONE: (409) 764-3415 - Street Rod (409) 764-3408 - Oldies Concert FEE: LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: $15 advance /$20 on site registration - Street Rod $ 8 advance / $10 on site ticket purchase - Oldies Concert Central Park & WPC- Car Show WolfPen Creek Amphitheater - Oldies Concert 125 - 175 participants & 2,000 - 3,000 spectators for Street Rod 1,500 - 2,000 for the Oldies Concert Street Rod event, co sponsored by the Bluebonnet Street Rodders brings about the opportunity for young and old to touch the past and go back in time by viewing the unique, pre 70's cars displayed at Central Park during the day and experience the sounds of the past at night at WolfPen Creek Amphitheater. 4.6 WOLF PEN CREEK ENTERTAINMENT SERIES College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Entertainment GOAL: To improve the quality of life in College Station by offering a variety of quality events throughout the season, to attract tourists, increase tourism, andto add value and enhance the quality ofthe visit for persons visiting this area for other reasons. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: March through October SUPERVISOR: Anel Bow PHONE: (409) 764-3408 FEE: Varies from free on up LOCATION: WolfPen Creek Amphitheater ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 35,000+ MISCELLANEOUS: WolfPen Creek is apremier amphitheater in College Station. The facility will host avariety ofevents targeted to all ages and interests. Some events will be free and some will be ticketed. 4.7 YOUTH THEATER College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Entertainment GOAL: To bring quality theatrical performances to community and to provide an affordable quality theater experience in a safe, nurturing environment for youth in College Station. To foster an appreciation for theater as a creative expression and in so doing build confidence and self-esteem through performance for College Station youth. And to provide a positive, constructive use of youth summer free time that provides an alternative to crime and delinquency. POPULATION SERVED: Youth grades 6th through 12th, 12 -19 years of age SCHEDULE: Registration, May 1 Rehearsals will run throughout the month ofJune Performances will occur during the first or second week ofJuly SUPERVISOR: Anel Bow PHONE: (409) 764-3408 FEE: $50 (There is a limit to the number ofparticipants allowed into the program. This number might increase or decrease due to the play being produced) LOCATION: Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater or Willow Branch Auditorium ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 50 youths MISCELLANEOUS: This youth theater workshop will be available to all 6th through 12thgrade students in College Station. The workshop product will be a theatrical presentation that will be performed during the month ofJuly. Students, parents and other interested community volunteers will worktogetherwith the College Station Parks and Recreation employees to accomplish a quality experience for the youth of College Station. This production willbe aimed at the family audience. 4.8 HISTORICAL Contents Black History 5.1 Historical Markers 5.2 Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 5.3 Oral History "Memory Lane" 5.4 BLACK HISTORY College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Historical GOAL: To increase the awareness of the African American role in American history and to promote related special events throughout the community. POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: (409) 764-3733 FEE: Free LOCATION: Lincoln Center ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 200 - 300 MISCELLANEOUS: All February of each year Activities include local youth singing, guest speakers, and someone will speak about special contributions that have gained Blacks special recog- nition in American History. 5.1 HISTORICAL MARKERS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Historical GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: FEE: LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: To identify and document historic buildings, homes, sites, and events in College Station and preserve the information for future generations. This is accomplished through the State Historic Marker Program or the local Marker program. All Year round DavidGerling (409) 764-3730 $95.00 for the local plaque $750.00 fora state marker Anywhere in College Station's Extra Territorial Jurisdiction As of January 1997, 37 local plaques and 10 State markers have been awarded. Two parts make up this program. The first is alocal plaque project, where the home or building owner researches and compiles documentation on their property for presentations to and approval by the College Station Historic Preservation Committee(CSHPC). The committee meets monthly, September through May, but applications are accepted anytime. The second part of this program is the participation in the State Historic Marker Program. The CSHPC researches aparticular site or event and presents it to the County Historic Commission for preliminary approval. The application and documentation is forwarded to the State Historic Commit- tee who will approve or deny the request. 5.2 MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Historical GOAL: To keep his dream alive and recognize Dr. King's contributions to the advancements in history to the American people during the early 60's. POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: (409) 764-3733 FEE: Free LOCATION: Lincoln Center ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 300+ MISCELLANEOUS: All Third Saturday in January Included in the activities are local choirs, guest speaker, and a historical background of Dr. King 5.3 ORAL HISTORY "MEMORY LANES" College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Historical GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: To gather historical information, documents, photos and memorabilia of early College Station from the 1920's to 1950's shared by citizens. This project is initiated by the City of College Station Conference Center Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Historic Preservation Com- mittee. College Station citizens ofall ages Two sessions per year Grace Culbert, Supervisor & Proj ect Coordinator (409) 764-3726 College Station Conference Center 40 citizens per session The committees are documenting the oral history called "Memory Lanes" which will eventually be turned into abook for school children and libraries. 5.4 SPECIAL SERVICES Contents Bali Field Rentals Cemetery Christmas Tree Recycling College Station Conference Center Concessions Emergency Management Parks Bucks Pavilion Rentals Pool Parties Pool Trout Fish -Out Senior Citizens Urban Fishing 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 CIAL SERVICES BALL FIELD RENTALS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: FEE: LOCATION: MISCELLANEOUS: To provide the citizens access to softball and soccer fields for practice and tournaments. All ages February through November Tony Scazzero (409) 764-3486 $350.00 per weekend (4 softball fields) $200.00 per day (4 softball fields) $ 60.00 per field $10/$15/$20 per hour Central Park, Southwood Valley, Bee Creek Park, Anderson Park The individual or individuals in charge of a tournament must meet with representatives of the Athletic and Park Operations Staff before the tournamentto arrange any tournament and maintenance details (additional maintenance requirements such as lining and dragging the fields will be an extra charge to the renter and must be arranged in advance of the tournament). The College Station Parks and Recreation Department reserves all con- cession rights and will have the concession stand in operation during all tournaments. 6.1 CEMETERY College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: Provide awellmaintained, aesthetically pleasing, and professionally admin- istered municipal cemetery. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: Year round SUPERVISOR: Delmer Charanza PHONE: (409) 764-3738 FEE: $400.00 adult space, $200.00 infant space LOCATION: 2580 Texas Ave. South MISCELLANEOUS: The College Station Cemetery was created in 1947 from 31 acres bought near the Shiloh community, approximately two miles southofTexas A&M on Highway 6. That tract surrounded an existing cemetery which had been deeded to the M.E. Church South in 1870, by W.G. and Josephine Rector. The A&M Methodist Church in 1947, turned over those four acres to College Station to be incorporated into the city cemetery. In 1973, the cemetery was decreased in size when the City decided to designate 18 of the acres for the creation of Bee Creek Park. In 1996, the Cemetery Committee finalized amaster landscape plan for the 18.5 acre site, and established an endowment fund. This information was produced in a brochure form to publicize the endowment fund and memorial opportunities. To view the landscape base plan, ahard copy of the brochure, or a complete copy of Ordinance #2178, which contains the rules and regulations for the cemetery, contact the Cemetery Sexton at 409-764-3738. 6.2 CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: To help educate the public on alternate disposal and use forChristmas trees as well as saving landfill space. POPULATION SERVED: All SCHEDULE: Early January SUPERVISOR: Ross Albrecht PHONE: (409) 764-3410 FEE: None LOCATION: Central Park ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 1500 - 2000 MISCELLANEOUS: This is atwo day program. A free tree seedling, planting guide and recycling packet are given in exchange for each Christmas tree. The Christmas trees are then chipped and utilized by the Parks and Recreation Department. 6.3 COLLEGE STATION CONFERENCE CENTER College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: That a facility should be made available to as broad a spectrum of groups aspossiblewithno one group or type being allowed to dominatethe center. Preference will be shown for groups who do not operate on apermanent basis and would not therefore tend to have a facility oftheir own in which to operate. The Center was purchased and restored with money from hotel -motel tax funds. Since then, visiting convention groups have made extensive use of the facility along with others who are unable to use university facilities. POPULATION SERVED: All ages SCHEDULE: Open 7 days a week SUPERVISOR: Grace Calbert PHONE: (409) 764-3720 FEE: Varies, depending on event. LOCATION: Conference Center, 1300 George Bush Drive. ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: Approximately 88,000 per year. MISCELLANEOUS: A rental facility for the public including 8 rooms, akitchen, deck, patios and equipment for receptions, dances, parties, conventions, exhibits, and meetings. 6.4 CONCESSIONS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: To meet the needs and desires of our customers as well as to enhance our athletic leagues and special events through the provision ofconcessions. POPULATION SERVED: All ages SCHEDULE: Year around SUPERVISOR: Shannon Waddell PHONE: (409) 764-3441 FEE: Prices vary LOCATION: The City offers permanent concessions at six different locations throughout the City. In addition we provide concessions at special events such as park dedications, board meetings, special ceremonies, concerts and other unscheduled ceremonies or events that occur during the year. MISCELLANEOUS: Concession items that are offered range from hot dogs and nachos to popcorn and candy. 6.5 EMERGENCY MANAGEM ENT College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: To provide acost-effective, efficient, emergency managementprogram for the City of College Station by utilizing the resources of the Parks & Recreation Department. The Department is designated as the City's Emergency Management Department. All residents of College Station as well as surrounding communities. Coordination takes place on a monthly basis. Various training courses and exercises are scheduled annually. Steve Beachy, Emergency Management Coordinator Bridgette George, Assistant Coordinator PHONE: (409) 764-3773 or 764-3414 FEE: Not applicable LOCATION: Brazos County and surrounding areas ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: Not applicable MISCELLANEOUS: A comprehensive emergency management program includes activities relating to hazard mitigation, planning and preparation, emergency re- sponse and disaster recovery. College Station is part of an intra- jurisdictional emergency management organization that also includes the City of Bryan, Brazos County, and Texas A & M University. Detailed coordination takes place on an on -going basis among the various depart- ments and agencies within the organization. Response and recovery efforts are undertaken on a mutual aid basis according to the situation and resources available. 6.6 PARK BUCKS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: To provide a better opportunity for children to participate in recreational programs and other activities sponsored by the College Station Parks and Recreation Department. This program also helps children become more aware of what our parks have to offer and instills in them a sense of responsibility. This program also further enhances the safety and aesthetics of our parks. POPULATION SERVED: 7 -18 years ofage. The parent or guardian o fchildren younger than 7 must be responsible for the duties and responsibilities to earn Park Bucks in the child's name. SCHEDULE: Year round SUPERVISOR: Curtis Bingham PHONE: (409) 764-3411 >N'LE: None LOCATION: All College Station Parks ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 80 active participants MISCELLANEOUS: Children or their parent/guardian can earn one park buck per day by picking up litter, inspecting the park, cleaning picnic tables or helping with special events. The work is recorded on a worksheet. A park buck value is one dollar and may be used for registration fees, admission to pools and special events and to pay membership to Lincoln Center and the Teen Center. One Park Buck will be earned for each day of the week, except Mondays, no matter how long it may take. -; CITY OF COLLEGE STATION PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT rf�%701fi e,,, theSEAM 1990 ONE PARK BUCK �d 6.7 PAVILION RENTALS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: To provide attractive, well -maintained outdoor covered facilities for the use of local residents and businesses for private gatherings (company parties, birthday parties, wedding receptions, family reunions, etc.). POPULATION SERVED: All residents of College Station as well as surrounding communities SCHEDULE: Year round SUPERVISOR: PamelaEinkauf PHONE: (409) 764-3773 FEE: $15.00 to $125.00 with deposits required on pavilions with kitchens and/ or rest rooms LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 377 MISCELLANEOUS: 5 College Station Parks Pavilions range in size, accommodating anywhere from 3 0 to 300 people. All offer picnic tables and barbecue pits. Some also include rest rooms, full size kitchens, exclusive use ofplayground equipment, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. 6.8 POOL PARTIES College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: To provide children with a positive, aquatic birthday experience and parents with an alternative site for birthday parties. POPULATION SERVED: Male and female, 1 to 12 years of age. SCHEDULE: March through September SUPERVISOR: Vera Solis PHONE: 764-3540 or pools when open FEE: $33.50 to $140.50 depending on amenities desired LOCATION: Adamson, Thomas, Cindy Hallaran (Southwood) pools ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 150 parties MISCELLANEOUS: Parties are two hours in length. The staff blocks the area, decorates, sets up the party, serves food, and cleans up. 6.9 POOL TROUT FISH -OUT College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: FEE: LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: To provide children with an opportunity they might not otherwise obtain while providing a fun, family environment. All ages Friday, February Saturday, February Sunday, February 6:00 am - 8:00 pm 7:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Vera Solis (409)764-3773 Entry fee is $3.00 for everyone ages 3 and up, with a five (5) fish limit per individual. $2.00 for each fish over the five (5) fish limit. Adamson Pool in Bee Creek Park 1900 Anderson College Station, Texas 400 residents ofBryan/College Station Pool will be stocked with 1,0001 bs oftrout. There will be prizes awarded for catching tagged fish. Fishermen can bring their own tackle or rent cane poles at the pool for $1.00 each. Fish will bite on corn, cheese, worms, and lures. 6.10 SENIOR CITIZENS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: FEE: To provide friendship among theirpeers andto serve a daily nutritious meal. Senior citizens can share like experiences, field trips, various games and arts and crafts. 60 years and older; unforeseen circumstances 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday (409) 764-3733 Meals are 75 cents per day. Participants are allowed to eat regardless as to whether they are able to pay or not. LOCATION: Lincoln Center ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: Approximately 45 to 75 daily, depending on weather and illness. MISCELLANEOUS: The senior citizens also includes Meals on Wheels meal preparation. 6.11 URBAN FISHING College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Special Services GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: FEE: LOCATION: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: MISCELLANEOUS: To introduce fishing as a life long hobby to non -anglers and to provide a different fishing experience to active anglers. To provide citizens in the community with a fun, family oriented activity and provide physically challenged children with a sporting activity (Access to Rainbows). Males and females of all ages February, March, and June David Gerling and Vera Solis 764-3773 Pool Fish -out: $3.00 admission/5 fish limit $1.00 pole rental Kid's Free Fishing Derby: Free TroutFish-out: $7.00 trout stamp and Texas fishing license Pool Fish -out: Adamson Lagoon Trout Fish -out: Cy Miller Pond / Central Pond Kids Free Fishing Derby: Cy Miller Pond / Central Pond Pathways to Fishing: Central Pond 1,200+ The Pool Trout Fish -out event lasts4 days with the first day being reserved forphysically challenged children. The Kid' s Free Fishing Derby is a 4 hour, Saturday morning program. Prizes are given to 30 - 40 kids indifferent categories. 6.12 SUPERVISED RECREATION Contents Back to School Fashion Show 7.1 Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley 7.2 Disaster Preparedness Explorer Post 1033 7.3 Kid's Klub 7.4 Scouting in Lincoln Center 7.5 Teen Advisory Board 7.6 BACK TO SCHOOL FASHION SHOW College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Supervised Recreation GOAL: A special goodwill community event. Activity involves the students to teach them responsibility and opportunity to work with their peers. Also, encourages anaudience ofchildren and adults to support the teen activities. POPULATION SERVED: 10 to 14 years of age SCHEDULE: July SUPERVISOR: Grace Calbert PHONE: (409) 764-3720 FEE: No charge LOCATION: Conference Center, 1300 George Bush Drive. ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: Approximately 200 MISCELLANEOUS: Boys and girls from College Station schools model back -to -school fashions provided by a local retailer. Event is held at the College Station Conference Center from noon to 1:30 PM on a Friday in July ofeach year. Approximately 25-35 students and teachers model back -to -school fash- ions. Professionals from local community volunteer to assist with instruc- tion and MC the event. 7.1 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE BRAZOS VALLEY College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Supervised Recreation GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: SCHEDULE: SUPERVISOR: PHONE: (409)764-3733 L'LE: $ 8 . 0 0 per year LOCATION: Lincoln Recreation Center ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 100 daily MISCELLANEOUS: To help youth of all backgrounds, with special concerns for those from disadvantaged circumstances, and develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. 5 - 18 years old 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday Members are able to pay with Park Bucks, Work Scholarships, and membership sponsors. The objective in participation is for youth to make better grades in school, to be a good citizen and to help them be a resourceful and well rounded person in the community, so they can make it a better place to live. 7.2 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS - EXPLORER POST 1033 College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Supervised Recreation GOAL: To provide career development, leadership skills, social interaction, community service, outdoor adventure and physical fitness. POPULATION SERVED: Young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 - 20 years old. SCHEDULE: Twice amonth SUPERVISOR: Steve Beachy, Post Advisor PHONE: 764-3413 FEE: $10.00 annual registration fee with Boy Scouts ofAmerica LOCATION: College Station Central Park Office and various locations ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: Up to 20 youth, 12 adults MISCELLANEOUS: Exploring is a young -adult division ofthe Boy Scouts ofAmerica spon- sored by the City of College Station Department ofEmergency Manage- ment with support from the Fire and Police Departments. Activities include emergency response training, field trips, assistance with disaster exercises and occurrences, and camping trips. 7.3 KID'S KLUB College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Supervised Recreation GOAL: To provide a quality afterschool recreational/enrichment program for elementary and middle school students at an affordable price. POPULATION SERVED: Kindergarten through 6th grade SCHEDULE: During school year SUPERVISOR: Jana Wood PHONE: (409) 764-3831 FEE: $74.00 per month LOCATION: All CSISD elementary school campuses ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 450 MISCELLANEOUS: The program is offered from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM each day that school is in session. The activities range from enrichment lessons, large and small group games, quiet individual activities, sports, arts and crafts, tutoring, and more. The staff to student ratio is 1:12. 7.4 SCOUTING AT LINCOLN CENTER College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Supervised Recreation GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: To provide an informal educational program designed to train in the responsibilitiesofparticipating, citizenship, providegrowthinmoral strength and character, and to enhance the development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Boys: 1st grade to 5th grade Girls: All Grades SCHEDULE: Year round SUPERVISOR: Kimmie Davis (Troop Leader) Lance Jackson (Den Leader) Debralloe (Comm. Chair) PHONE: (409) 764-3779 FEE: $ 8.00 per year plus membership dues LOCATION: Lincoln Recreation Center ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: Cub Scouts: 30 Girl Scouts: 25 - 40 MISCELLANEOUS: Lincoln Recreation Center isamultipurposeuse facility. By design it meets many of our consumer needs. Scouting is one of the Lincoln Center's programs offered to our youngest consumers. 7.5 TEEN ADVISORY BOARD College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Supervised Recreation GOAL: To empower the College Station teens as decision makers and creators of theirownprograms. Theirinputwill beusedto help shape and develop teen programs. POPULATION SERVED: Fifty two (52) College Station Teens will be selected through an application process to serve a minimum ofa one year term. The Teen Advisory Board members will be selected from students attending the College StationJunior and Senior High Schools in grades seven through twelve. SCHEDULE: The Teen Advisory Board will be selected in September of each new school term and serve for 12 months. SUPERVISOR: Shannon Waddell PHONE: (409) 764-3441 FEE: None (selection made through an application process) LOCATION: College Station Central Park ANNUAL PARTICIPATION: 52 College Station Teens MISCELLANEOUS: The desire is that the Teen Board in concert with Parks and Recreation Department Staff, will hold meetings, review programs submitted by the City, provide comments, and make recommendations to City Staff. The Teen Advisory Board will participate in the programming and applicable facility review process in order to make recommendation(s) to the Parks and Recreation Staff. From time to time the Teen Advisory Board may make additional recommendations to other City Departmental Staff, Citizen Boards or City Council as requested. 7.6 SUPPORT SERVICES Contents Forestry 8.1 Parks Operations 8.2 FORESTRY College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Support Services GOAL: Provides aesthetically pleasing and safe landscaped areas and trees at Municipal building and park locations. POPULATION SERVED: All citizens SCHEDULE: Year around SUPERVISOR: Ross Albrecht PHONE: (409) 764-3773 LOCATION: All Municipal buildings and park locations MISCELLANEOUS: The Forestry division is responsible for urban tree care and landscape maintenance at the Municipal building and park sites; outdoor displays for "Christmas in the Park"; Mosquito abatement; Christmas tree recycling; the Municipal Cemetery; support for Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater; and coordinating park maintenance activities with the Parks Operations division. 8.1 PARKS OPERATIONS College Station Parks and Recreation Almanac Support Services GOAL: POPULATION SERVED: To provide attractive, safe well maintained parks and public facilities, and assist in the production and implementation of special events in a manner that satisfies the customers. Residents of College Station and surrounding communities as well as tourists and visitors. SCHEDULE: Year round SUPERVISOR: Curtis Bingham PHONE: (409) 764-3773 FEE: None LOCATION: All College Station Parks MISCELLANEOUS: Presently, Parks Operations maintains 29 Parks which include 432 acres, 33 playground units, and 34 athletic fields and various non park city properties. Parks Operations also serves as a support group for Christmas In The Park, Wolf Pen Creek Entertainment series, State and National Softball Tournaments and various other recreational and Special events through out the year. 8.2