New Park -- Inside Stoney Springs Parks Board recommended to Commissioners that $15,000 be allocated to install upgraded fencing near storm water management area Large grass area – multi-purpose use: Accommodate soccer, lacrosse, and possibly football activities Can be used for T-ball baseball Medium sized playground
ELGIN PARK New Park Large multi-use field – soccer/lacrosse is graded and grass covered. Developer indicated impact fees for grading, field build-out, parking lot and sewer cost $356,000. To complete concept approved by Parks Board and Commissioners expected to cost additional $255,000. Parks Board recommended that $125,000 be budgeted in next budget cycle. Build out of restrooms (approx. $100,000) to be deferred.
HALMOS PARK Mid-Atlantic Disk Dogs – frisbee based competition with dogs. Memorial Day Baseball Tournament Fields from Germantown, Damascus PAA baseball ran concessions and kept profit Significant rain event – unexpectedly resulted in several of the final games being played on Halmos
STREET ACTIVITIES Worked with PHS to fix pooling of water and ice at the entrance to the Faculty parking lot. Sidewalk improvements
STREET ACTIVITIES Recommended that $50,000 grant be used for: New Town signage Crosswalks on Fisher Ave. -- brick design Tom Fox Avenue Sidewalk Project
Field Permits Spring is most active PAA baseball primary user of baseball fields Adjust baselines on Halmos 3 to accommodate different age groups Well established soccer program Late summer soccer – August Cup – line soccer fields in the outfields of Stevens, Halmos 2 & 3 baseball fields Permits generally for large blocks of days/times Fields fully permitted but may not be fully utilized
2013 – Sports Complex Parks Board has been asked to research the feasibly of a Sports Complex/Park Concept as present to Parks Board: Up to 6 full size fields to accommodate soccer, lacrosse and football Necessary parking Clubhouse Restroom facilities Charge fees for field use -- similar to Germantown Soccerplex, Polo Fields, etc. Concern about PAA football being able to continue to use High School fields.
2013 – Sports Complex Large capital project: 3 acres per field, including parking (18 acres) Grass field cost: $250,000 to $400,000 per field (approx. total $1.8 million) Not including land acquisition/donation costs Annual maintenance $35,000 per field ($210,000 total) Requires down-time to allow field to heal To compete with other venues may require irrigation system Synthetic Grass field cost: $750,000 to $1 million per field (approx. total $6 million) Not including land acquisition/donation costs Annual maintenance $10,000 per field ($60,000 total) No down-time or irrigation needed. Storage facility for replacement fabric will be required. Cost data:The Soccer Field Handbook -US Soccer Foundation copyright 2007
Final Notes Kevin Carmack and Butch Zachrel both valued, active and long-time members of the Parks Board decided not to seek re-appointment. Paulena Meyer and Byran Bupp have been appointed and we look forward to their contributions. Thanks go to Wade, Preston and their crews Without their professionalism and dedication Poolesville would not be the great community it is today.