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File #: 2020-0365   
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/30/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/17/2020 Final action: 12/17/2020
Title: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Agreement with The PlayWell Group, Inc. for the purchase of custom metal shade structures for the "Park in a Park" Project at Old Settlers Park.
Indexes: Parks Improvement & Acquisition Fund
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Exhibit A, 3. Form 1295

Title

Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Agreement with The PlayWell Group, Inc. for the purchase of custom metal shade structures for the "Park in a Park" Project at Old Settlers Park.

 

Body

This resolution will authorize the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with The PlayWell Group for the purchase of two (2) custom pergolas for the Old Settlers - Park in a Park Project.  This high-profile project will include a new plaza, public art piece, custom bench swings, terrace seating, large shade trees, landscape beds, and various site furnishings.

 

The vision of Park in a Park is to create a beautiful space for reflection and passive recreation, distinct from the mostly active recreation currently offered by Old Settlers Park.  It will also serve as a backdrop for high-profile events such as the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Cross Country Meet.  Finally, the Park in a Park project will serve as an example and catalyst for future projects intended to elevate and diversify the recreation provided by the parks system.

 

The Park in a Park project will make use of Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) funding which was received when the City sold an easement within Mayfield Park for the new high-voltage electrical lines.  Because these funds are associated with the sale of parkland, they must be used on park improvements.  

 

Cost: $122,944.58

Source of Funds: Parks Improvement & Acquisition Fund