P-2976

Blue Mound Fitness Park

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Nocona, Texas

Total Budget: $6,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Initial phase construction of access and parking lot for a physical fitness trail and exercise stations benefitting the people in Nocona, TX and those residents nearby.


The Blue Mound Fitness Park is intended as a City of Nocona owned and maintained park dedicated to providing residents and non-residents of all ages, an outdoor facility to maintain their general health and well being by use of a walking-biking-running trail together with Fitness Station, a Gazebo shelter and benches for quiet reflection.

The Fitness Park will provide a fitness trail for the citizens of Nocona and surrounding area residents, with elevation changes for better cardio health and nature setting with views for mental well being.

Additionally, local groups such as the Relay for Life have expressed an interest in using the trail for future fund raising and health related events.

The Trail and Fitness Improvements Proposed; -TOTAL PROJECT

The Fitness trail is a non-motorized path, 6 ' wide and approximately 5300 feet long. winding around the site through the trees, climbing up and down the slopes. The Trail Entrance near the parking lot has an ADA compliant drinking fountain and shaded rest station. 6 park benches are located at points along the trail, each with trash containers. The gazebo is located at the highest point for views.

A 40' x40' fitness station is to be located along the trail. Within the station are separate pieces of exercise equipment appropriate for all ages.

A final phase of the project will provide for lighting of the trail, and parking lot.

THIS GRANT APPLICATION IS FOR PHASE 1

The Parking Lot and Entrances-PHASE 1:

The plan provides an entry to the Park from both Blue Mound Street and Grayson Street. Pipe Rail entry gates shown will enable the Park to be closed to vehicle traffic at night. 31 standard parking spaces and 2 handicap spaces are provided in Phase 1.

The parking lots are to be gravel base surface without curbs or concrete paving. This will enable construction of a firm surface initially to park vehicles, and provide a stable sub-surface to pave the lots in the future.

After completion of the parking construction, the path of the trail will be mowed enabling use of the earth trail initially. The initial phase will be completed in 2019-20 Rotary year.

Use of Grant Funds:

The initial grant application is for construction of the gravel parking lot, entry gates, and mowing the trail. This $6,000 project cost is possible with the City donating the equipment and labor for parking lot construction plus trail mowing and Rotary paying for the gravel material. The pipe rail fencing material is donated and the labor to install the fence will be done with community & student volunteers.

Progress to Date:

The 16+ acre site has been donated and deeded to the City of Nocona. Additionally, construction of the Gazebo at the top of the Blue Mount Hill has been completed

Project Contact Person

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Nocona

Primary Contact: Robert Herndon

Email: rhern@ntin.net

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Nocona (5790)

17-Jul-19

$3,000

$3,000

$6,000

Total

$3,000

$3,000

$6,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents


[21-Jul-19]
BLUE MOUND PARK SITE PLAN


[22-Jul-19]
MOU


[17-Jul-19]
Nocona 990


[17-Jul-19]
Nocona-IRS


[17-Jul-19]
Project Plan & Details


[22-Jul-19]
Transmittal & Explanation of Application

 

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History Log Entries

17-Jul-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

21-Jul-19

by Robert Herndon

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

21-Jul-19

by Robert Herndon

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

21-Jul-19

by Robert Herndon

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

24-Jul-19

by Robert Herndon

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

24-Jul-19

by Robert Herndon

System Entry: Project signed by Robert Herndon.

25-Jul-19

by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Dan Steele added to the list of signatories.

25-Jul-19

by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project signed by Dan Steele.

2-Oct-19

by Dan Steele

Waiting on action by the District Grant Committee.

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