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Park Board Update 12-8-14

December 8, 2014

Biennial Budget Approved
The Board of Park Commissioners passed the 2015-2016 Biennial Budget.

View the PowerPoint presentation and the complete Executive Director’s Recommended 2015-2016 Biennium Operating & Capital Budget:

Executive Director's Recommended Budget 2015-16
Budget Study Session Public Hearing - Powerpoint Presentation

Eastside Community Center Gets a Major Boost
Bryan Flint, executive director of the Greater Metro Parks Foundation, informed the commissioners that his foundation’s board voted to undertake a $4.5 million capital campaign for Eastside Community Center, which is under development.

Eastside Community Center is expected to cost about $30 million, and GMPF’s campaign will contribute significantly to making the community center a reality. The foundation’s first campaign meeting already has taken place. Construction is planned for 2016.*

Read the Eastside Feasiblity Study

*Eastside Community Center is part of the 2015-2016 Capital Improvement Work Plan. Learn more about the work plan.

Eastside-Community-Center-3 meeting photos

Foundation Partnerships Renewed
The board voted to renew memorandums of understanding with the Greater Metro Parks Foundation and the W.W. Seymour Conservatory Foundation.

“I love these partnerships,” Board President Tim Reid said. “Just caring and passionate people that love the park district.”

Learn more about Metro Parks' foundations