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For Meeting of:
March 28, 2016
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Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Memorandum of Understanding for NRPA Disney Parks Build Grant


The Families, Parks and Recreation Department (FPR) is seeking $20,000 in grant funding from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) via the "Parks Build Community Program."  Made possible through the support of Disney, ABC, and ESPN, the program aims to improve local parks through projects that connect children and nature, help children and families live healthier lives, and increase children's access to sports.  Last year, FPR was successful in securing a grant through this process, enabling the Department to make improvements at the Bill Fredrick Park Nature Connect Trail.  This year, FPR is seeking funding for one of the following projects, to be selected via NRPA's online voting process:

-Making improvements to fitness equipment at Al Coith Park, including site work to build a fitness pod, and purchase of fitness equipment and ADA compliant safety surfacing.

-Expanding the community garden at the Engelwood Neighborhood Center, including installation of green houses, storage sheds, irrigation, raised garden beds, potting stations, a fence enclosure, picnic benches and a shade structure.

-Repairing and upgrading the basketball court at Poppy Park.

Should one of these projects be selected for grant funding, the City of Orlando will be asked to enter into the attached Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NRPA.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: No fiscal impact. 

Recommended Action:

Authorize signing of the attached MOU to confirm approval of the terms governing the acceptance and expenditure of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) made available to the City's Families, Parks and Recreation Department for implementation of a project selected via public online voting.  

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Lisa Early
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 3/16/2016 10:29 AM
City Clerk 3/16/2016 12:55 PM

Name: Description: Type:
2016_Parks_Build_Community_Project_Information__(3).pdf Project Information Backup Material
2016_Parks_Build_Community_Project_Information_.pdf Project Information Backup Material
2016_Parks_Build_Community_Project_Information_Al_Coith_Fitness.docx Al Coith Information Backup Material
Parks_Build_Community_MOU_-_Orlando.docx MOU Backup Material

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