Paris City Council approved a resolution to apply for a TPWD grant for $500,000 to go toward the bicycle pump track. An additional $100,000 will be paid using the 2017 parks bond proceeds.
City Manager John Godwin said this will allow the city to construct a larger facility and draw many more users, including those from outside the city.
“Additional private funding and partners can also give us more points toward award of the state grant,” he said. “We have met with a designer who has begun preliminary layout and cost estimating, information that is necessary for our submission to TPWD.”
Godwin said the city is also working with Hayter Engineering which has extensive experience working with TPWD grant processes applications and staff.
“The proposed site is at the Sports Complex, located near Collegiate adjacent to the existing large pavilion, thereby giving it great visibility, tying it to the Trail de Paris and Love Civic Center, and utilizing existing infrastructure,” he said.