Madison County recently awarded $1.35-million in funding for various park and recreation projects in communities county-wide. Locally, projects include a splash pad, fencing for baseball fields, and upgrades at Gordon Moore Park.

James Arnold, PEP Grant Program Coordinator tells The Big Z there is a formula for how much funding a community receives.

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Money for the grants come from a one-tenth of one percent sales tax. You can find a complete list of projects awarded PEP Grant funding below:

 

2018 PEP Grant Requests

 

Alhambra Township

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

            Alhambra Township Park

  • Renovation of concession stand equipment including new reach in refrigerator and two tank-less water heaters
  • Refrigerated merchandiser
  • Ball diamond dirt

 

Alton Park & Recreation

Amount Requested:                $138,655.00

Scope of Project:

            Gordon Moore Park

  • Repayment of pep loan
  • Fencing of soccer fields
  • Field 6 ADA viewing area
  • Simpson court 5 and 6 repairs
  • Simpson Clubhouse ADA restroom improvements
  • Concession 1 charging station
  • Diamond 1 lighting facilities improvements
  • Protective fall surface at concession 2 play area

Killion Park

  • Install ADA compliant viewing area at basketball court
  • Sidewalk removal and replacement

 

Village of Bethalto

Amount Requested:                $47,900.00

Scope of Project:

Town & Country Swimming Pool in Central Park

  • Loan repayment
  • Final concrete pour
  • Installation of fencing
  • Acquisition of chairs, umbrellas, loungers, benches, etc.

 

Chouteau Township

Amount Requested: $20,950.00

Scope of Project:

            Chouteau Township Park

  • Purchase and install fence along Thorngate Dr.
  • Purchase new mower
  • Top/trim 25 trees

 

Collinsville Area Recreation District

Amount Requested:                $165,200.00

Scope of Project:

            Glidden Park (City of Collinsville)

  • Purchase of two ADA picnic tables

Pleasant Ridge Park (Village of Maryville)

  • Retaining wall
  • ADA Park grill
  • Five waste receptacles

Splash City

  • Landscaping Lazy River and Oasis Fence Line
  • Concrete at three locations
  • Safe slide restoration
  • Davco painting

Sports Complex (City of Collinsville)

  • Purchase of three sets of bleachers

Woodland (City of Collinsville)

  • Purchase of five sets of bleachers, ten ADA picnic tables

 

 

East Alton

Amount Requested:                $31,480.00

Scope of Project:

            Keasler Recreation Complex

  • Loan repayment for Keasler Renovation
  • Installation of thermostat at Keasler

 

City of Edwardsville

Amount Requested:                $133,155.00

Scope of Project:

            Vadalabene Park

  • Construction of new playground

Schwarz Dog Park

  • Purchase and installation of turf

 

Edwardsville Township

Amount Requested:            $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

            Township Park

  • Replacement of existing wood playground with a new playground

 

Foster Township

Amount Requested:                $19,995.00

Scope of Project:

            Foster Township Park:

  • Repay loan for museum

 

Village of Glen Carbon

Amount Requested:                $64,825.00

Scope of Project:

            Schon Park

  • Phase II improvements including a playground area, restrooms and parking

 

Village of Godfrey

Amount Requested:                $89,835.00

Scope of Project:

            Homer Adams Park

  • ADA compliance to restroom facility

Godfrey Ball Park

  • New fencing on field 3 and 5

 

Granite City Park District:

Amount Requested:                $150,950.00

Scope of Project:

            Brown Recreation Center

  • Gymnastics equipment

            Wilson Park

  • Garden gazebo painting
  • New backstop on diamond 2
  • Basketball court improvements
  • Pool shade
  • Pool gutter renovations

Legacy Golf Course

  • Shore stabilization plan

 

Village of Hamel

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

            Hamel Community Park/Building

  • Construct a public restroom facility

 

Village of Hartford

Amount Requested:                $0.00 (not applying)

 

 

City of Highland

Amount Requested:                $48,895.00

Scope of Project:

Glik Park

  • Renovate the infield
  • Replace an existing ADA poured in place surface

Korte Rec Center

  • Year 1 repayment of PEP loan

 

Village of Livingston

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

Veterans Memorial Park

  • Loan repayment and funding for public restroom

 

City of Madison

Amount Requested:                $19,575.00

Scope of Project:

            Cloverleaf Park (Nameoki Township)

  • Concrete pad

Misc.

  • Basketball backboard replacements
  • Trees and shrubs around city parks

           

Village of Marine

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

Village Park

  • Add a marquee
  • 2 ADA water drinking fountains
  • Upgrade the electrical

 

Village of Maryville

Amount Requested:                $22,005.00

Scope of Project:

            Drost Park

  • Repay remaining balance of bank loan for playground
  • Materials for safety surface and equipment

 

Nameoki Township

Amount Requested:                $20,923.00

Scope of Project:

            Community Park

  • Playground border edging – concrete barrier curb
  • Construction of a 16x20 pavilion

 

New Douglas Township

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

            New Douglas Township Park

  • ADA parking & signage remediation
  • Wi-Fi water leak detector
  • Restroom adaptation remediation
  • Movie program
  • Park and playground equipment
  • Picnic table rehabilitation
  • Native plant garden development
  • Greenhouse repairs

 

Village of New Douglas

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

  • Purchase mower

 

Village of Pontoon Beach

Amount Requested:                $28,705.00

Scope of Project:

            Lakeside Park

  • Pavilion with slab
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Shoreline viewing platform
  • Parking lot
  • Perimeter vinyl fence
  • Grilling stations
  • Lighting and electrical
  • Rip rap along shoreline
  • Park signage

 

Roxana Community Park District

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

            Roxana Park

  • Install five, 15’ LED light poles along new walking path
  • Purchase one set of four row, 15’ bleachers
  • Replacement of deteriorating fence surrounding a playground with a new 4’ chain link fence

 

Village of South Roxana

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:          

            Veterans Memorial

  • Purchase UTV for the park

 

St. Jacob Park District

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

  • Update and repairs to main park pavilion

 

Tri-Township Park District

Amount Requested:                $80,745.00

Scope of Project:

  • Lighting in southwest parking lot and lighting for sports fields
  • Reconstruction and pavement overlay for eroded walking trails
  • Complete southwest parking lot with oil and chip

 

Venice Park District

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

  • Repayment for the loan once IDNR releases funds for OSLAD

 

 

Wood River Parks and Recreation

Amount Requested:                $53,150.00

Scope of Project:

  • Repayment of outstanding pep loan
  • Renovate Emerick Sports Complex

 

Wood River Township

Amount Requested:                $33,195.00

Scope of Project:

            Kutter Park

  • Construct walking bike trail through Cottage Hills

 

Village of Worden

Amount Requested:                $15,000.00

Scope of Project:

  • Annual payment of the Park & Recreation Loan

 

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