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Elevate Parks & Recreation (Tree & Green

Bowers Park

Updated Feb 22, 2024

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Summary

Building on community and stakeholder feedback, professional engineering consultants will develop a long-term plan for improvements to Bowers Park. The plan will provide design standards, recommend park and facility improvements, and suggest project phasing.  


Sitting on nearly 170 acres, Bowers Park amenities currently include: baseball and softball fields, outdoor pool, disc golf course, outdoor tennis courts, pavilions, and Jerry Belk Activity Center, which houses an indoor walking track, sport court gym, wood floor gym, and fitness equipment. 

Goals and Impact
  • Expand recreational opportunities for local families

  • Maximize potential of park facilities 

Project Updates
Timeline

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Key Milestones & Events
Completed:
  • Interior park roads and parking lots repaved in 2022

  • May 2023: Contract awarded to TTL to develop concept site plan 

  • December 2023: Community engagement event held

Up Next:
  • Develop concept site plan

Project Materials

December 13, 2023 Community Engagement materials may be viewed here.

Financial Information
Costs

Cost Summary

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Spent:

$813,147

Approved:

$877,361

Budget:

Pending Planning/Design

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Spent: The amount paid on this project to-date.​

Approved: The amount that has been approved by the City Council to be spent for a specific contract or purpose on this project. In city accounting terms, this is spent + encumbered.

Budget: The total amount of money that the City expects to be spent to complete this project. This amount is only finalized once sufficient planning on the project has been completed.

Cost Details
Overall Funding

Funding Summary

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Elevate Tuscaloosa Fund:

$1,888,161

Other City Funds:

$0

External Funding:

$0

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Elevate Tuscaloosa Fund: City funds dedicated to Elevate Tuscaloosa which are allocated to this project.

Other City Funds: City funds from non-Elevate Tuscaloosa sources allocated to this project.

External Funding: Amounts from sources outside of the city, such as grants, or donations from citizens or private companies.

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