First of all, thank you for applying this round – these were the most impressive applications this program has received. This program is now on its fourth round, each round, they are getting better and harder to select.
The challenge is: we received 16 very strong applications totaling over $5 million in requests for this $1.2 million round. Across the board, the applications were very strong; clearly, it was a difficult decision. The Selection Committee met several times in July, August and September to thoroughly evaluate and discuss each application.
With such high caliber applications, the Selection Committee had to select the projects that most successfully met the program criteria with the funding we have available.
The projects listed below are recommended for funding this round:
Hilltop Park Skate Park Renovation
West Portal Playground Renovation
Lake Merced Boat Ramp Improvements
Bayview Playground (MLK Pool) Path and Playground Improvements
Tank Hill Trail Improvements
I promise you – it was a hard decision for the committee.
Workshops for the next round begin at the end of October (soon!) and we anticipate an April 2015 draft application deadline.
|Thank you again to those of you that applied for your time, energy and commitment to your communities. It is extremely impressive and inspirational for me to work with you to improve your parks.Yours truly,Karen|