P-3082

Eastside Community Park

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Fort Collins

Total Budget: $6,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: Fort Collins


The Eastside Community Park, located adjacent to Laurel Elementary School in Fort Collins, needs revitalization to transform the area into a safe and meaningful community space. There have been school lock-downs, sexual assaults, and transient issues that have created concerns for the safety of students and residents and created a generally unappealing. environment. The City of Fort Collins is working with community businesses and organizations to design and re-construct the park. The project has the coaching and support of CityGive; a newly-launched initiative within the City of Fort Collins to support philanthropic community activities. A number of local and neighborhood businesses and organizations are interested in supporting this project. Presentations are being made to the four Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins to determine interest in becoming one of the sponsors of this project.

Project objectives include:

1. Transform an existing, dated park into a vibrant community space through open spaces and greenways.

2. Improve community space in a commitment to reduce negative park activity, and strengthen community safety.

3. Spark neighborhood connections and sense of community through neighborhood events.

4. Leverage the newly-launched City Give as a vehicle to serve the community and engage traditional and nontraditional donors across our community.

5 Improve, maintain and program an existing park in a commitment to promote a sense of neighborhood, and invite increased use and social belonging.

The overall project budget is $245,000. The Rotary funded portion of this project is $6,000. This $6,000 will fund a specific items within the project such as two benches at $2,250 each and up to three bicycle racks at $500 each for a total of $6,000. The project must also be sustainable. The Rotary donation is contingent on all Fort Collins Rotary Clubs participating and the City also committing it's portion of funding along with a city approved plan for sustainability. Each Rotary club may also support this project individually if desired.

Each of the four Fort Collins Rotary clubs is asked to fund the project at a level of $1,500 to include $500 in club funds and $1,000 is DDF designated through a governor's grant. This will be reflected in the project financing section. One exception for funding is that funds from the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, After Work will use DDF awarded to this club from the Literacy Challenge. The Fort Collins Rotary Clubs will also support this project with voluntary labor.


Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

"Examples of hands on voluntary participation by Rotarians and others include the following:

• Volunteer work by club members during the pre-construction and construction phases. An example is the scheduled October 19 Eastside Park cleanup. Rotary volunteers would participate with other community members in cleaning and beautifying fences and shrubbery, removing old, broken asphalt and removal of a T-ball backstop.

• Ongoing cleanup and park facility maintenance once the project is completed. For example, the four clubs could each conduct an annual park cleanup for a total of four per year to inspect the facilities and report maintenance issues to the City, who has responsibility for park maintenance. This would also help make the project sustainable.

• Each of the four Fort Collins Rotary Clubs may also wish to hold an annual event in the park such as a club picnic or committee meeting.

In order to ensure completion of this project, both the mayor and city manager of the City of Fort Collins have stated their intent to complete the project. There are many project sponsors, in addition to Rotary, who want to see this project move forward and as such, the sponsors and the City will work diligently to ensure the project is started and completed.

As a contingency, however, the Rotary portion of this project, which includes 3 bicycle racks and two benches, will proceed to completion even if the overall project does not come to fruition. Should this occur, Rotary clubs sponsoring the bicycle racks and benches will work with the City of Fort Collins to ensure these or similar items are installed in either the Eastside Community Park or another Fort Collins park. With this contingency, the four Rotary clubs commit to completing the project."

This addendum was approved by the presidents of the four Fort Collins Rotary Clubs at the Quad Club meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and via e-mail.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins After Work

Primary Contact: William A Emslie

Email: emslie.bill@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Fort Collins After Work (5440)

3-Aug-19

$500

$1,000

$1,500

Fort Collins (Foothills) (5440)

13-Sep-19

$500

$1,000

$1,500

Fort Collins (5440)

13-Sep-19

$500

$1,000

$1,500

Fort Collins-Breakfast (5440)

19-Sep-19

$500

$1,000

$1,500

Total

$2,000

$4,000

$6,000

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History Log Entries

3-Aug-19

by William A Emslie

System Entry: Creation of project page.

3-Aug-19

by William A Emslie

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

13-Sep-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 with $1,000 DDF by Mike Hohl of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins (Foothills), District 5440.

13-Sep-19

by Robert Marschke

System Entry: Pledge of $500 with $1,000 DDF by Robert Marschke of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.

19-Sep-19

by Ann Bedient

System Entry: Pledge of $500 with $1,000 DDF by Ann Bedient of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins-Breakfast, District 5440.

19-Sep-19

by Ann Bedient

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

19-Sep-19

by Mike Hohl

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

19-Sep-19

by Mike Hohl

System Entry: Project signed by Mike Hohl.

19-Sep-19

by William A Emslie

System Entry: Project signed by William A Emslie.

3-Oct-19

by Randall Looper

Bill,

You still need to upload a datailed budget of income and expenses by 10/15 to be considered for this first round of grant money. I would do that once the 1918 club decides if they are participating. If they decide to not participate they need to be removed from the financining and the budget.

6-Oct-19

by William A Emslie

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Ann Bedient added to the list of signatories.

7-Oct-19

by Robert Marschke

System Entry: Project signed by Robert Marschke.

8-Oct-19

by Randall Looper

Bill,

Please change the description and Rotarian involvement to tie in with the Bicycle rack and bench budget.

11-Oct-19

by Ann Bedient

System Entry: Project signed by Ann Bedient.

16-Oct-19

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

18-Oct-19

by Bill Kehl

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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