Currently, the City of Beaumont has several parks projects under way. Some of these projects include the renovation of Stewart Park, installation of new playground equipment at Three Rings Ranch Park and the Rehabilitation of the Beaumont Sports Park. Parks projects are identified, planned and budgeted for as part of the City's Capital Improvement Plan.
A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a dynamic community planning and fiscal management tool used to coordinate the location, timing, and financing of identified infrastructure projects over a multi-year period. These infrastructure projects can include things such as construction and renovation of roadways, parks and other city facilities. It can also include the acquisition or upgrade of major equipment, it can also identify installation of major technology systems needed to operate public facilities. It is critically important and one of the major responsibilities for a government entity to have a CIP.
The CIP is a working document and should be reviewed and updated annually to reflect changing community needs, priorities, and funding opportunities to ensure that the infrastructure exists to advance the community’s strategic and long-term goals and objectives. The Beaumont City Council just reviewed and approved the FY 2022/2023 CIP Plan at the June 21, 2022, City Council meeting. You can view the CIP here.
Construction on a Capital Improvement Project is a process that, depending on size and magnitude, can take months or even years to complete. Capital Improvement Projects are deeply complex with the following start to finish process:
STAGE 1: Identify - Identify City Infrastructure to be improved, such as parks, streets, transit, community facilities, etc.
STAGE 2: Conceptual Design - City staff conducts community outreach, such as surveys to assess the needs and develop a concept plan of what the project will look like.
STAGE 3: Obtain Funding -Depending on the type of the project and it's impact locally, regionally or beyond, funding sources can include one or more of the following; Grants, local, county, state, federal funding, and/or tax revenue.
STAGE 4: Construction Design- Architects and engineers determine the scope of the project and develop a timeline, which includes environmental planning and design. This process can take 6-48 months depending on the complexity of the project.
STAGE 5: Construction - At the construction phase, the public will see the project start to take shape.
STAGE 6: Completion - Every completed project ELEVATES our City!
To assist our residents in understanding City Parks Projects and Capital Improvement Plans, we put together a Parks Project Fact Sheet. This fact sheet identifies each of the park projects that are currently in progress, it also provides details on what stage these projects are in, as well as if the project is funded or if funding is still being identified.