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Meeting Date: 3/31/2015
District C, District D, District H
Item Creation Date: 10/28/2014

HCD15-28 HISD SPARK Park Program

Agenda Item#: 14.


PULLED NOT CONSIDERED - ORDINANCE approving and authorizing ninth amendment to contract among the City of Houston, HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and SPARK to provide an additional $275,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant Funds for the continuation of the Spark Program for the Development of Neighborhood Parks on Public School Grounds - DISTRICTS C - COHEN; D - BOYKINS and H - GONZALEZ


The Housing and Community Development Department requests City Council approve an Amendment to a Contract among the Houston Independent School District (HISD), SPARK School Park Program, and the City of Houston to allocate an additional $360,000 of federal CDBG funds for the SPARK Park Program. This agreement will provide funding for the renovation of neighborhood school parks on public school grounds.

All SPARK parks will be located in low-income areas. The grant will fund renovation activities at the following parks:  


Scope of Work Activities

CDBG Funding


Clifton Middle School

6001 Golden Forest - 77092

Development of an outdoor classroom and fitness equipment





Looscan Elementary

3800 Robertson - 77009

Soccer goals, picnic tables, play equipment, benches, construct a walking trail



Lockhart Elementary

3200 Rosedale - 77004

Construct  a soccer field, install benches and goals, walking trail and trees



Hartsfield Elementary

5001 Perry Street - 77021

Construct a mini track, install play equipment, asphalt walking trail  with concrete border, benches, picnic tables and concrete seating




In addition to CDBG funds, each school will receive $5,000 from the School District, $5,000 from the School, and $5,000 from the SPARK Program for the aforementioned renovation activities at the school parks.

This item was reviewed by the Housing and Community Affairs Committee on January 20, 2015.
Prior Council Action:

Ordinance 2014-0079, 01/15/04


Amount of Funding:
$360,000.00 - Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Contact Information:

Stephen Tinnermon


HCD15-28 RCASigned Cover sheet