Parks & Recreation Master Plan
The 2011 City of Overland Parks and Recreation Master Plan provides the next steps in developing the mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation and the newly formed Parks Commission. The City of Overland has a renewed commitment to the parks and recreation after a period of limited resources directed towards the existing parks. The purpose of the Master Plan is to analyze and evaluate the parks system and identify opportunities for improvements within existing park and development of new parks over the next 5-10 years. This Master Plan helps guide and shape the delivery of the Parks and Recreational Department in a manner that is consistent with the City of Overland’s goals and meets of the community.
In 2010, the City of Overland dedicated a new pocket park called Erickson Plaza. This Plaza is a quarter acre of public space with seating and a water fountain feature. *NOTE: There are currently no plans in the Master Plan for Erickson Plaza.
Table of Contents:
- Benchmark Comparisons
- Final Parks Master Plans and Cost Opinions
- Implementation Priorities
- Funding Alternatives
Municipal Park Grant Commission of St Louis County
In 2000, voters approved a new sales tax of 1/10 of one percent to fund parks and trails and the second was a 3/16 cent sales tax approved in 2013. A portion of the tax is set aside for municipalities in St. Louis County through the Municipal Park Grant Commission. The Mayors in each of the 7 County Council Districts appoint 7 Commissioners to annually distribute the funds. Through Round 21 and the Special Grant Round the Park Grant Commission has awarded 392 grants totaling more than $84 million. The Commission has also awarded 157 Planning Grants totaling over $475,000.
The City of Overland has received nine project grants and 2 park planning grants totaling $2,301,170 from 2009 to 2021.
awarded the City of Overland $209,457
awarded the City of Overland $151,750
awarded the City of Overland $254,665
awarded the City of Overland $254,245
awarded the City of Overland $234,464
awarded the City of Overland $389,407
Demolition and preparation of the existing site for future park amenities, grading, sediment removal, installation of an aquatic shelf and forebay shaping, replacement of the 8 ft. wide asphalt trail and spillway, upgrading the lake aeration system, installation of lake edge stabilization with added rip rap and ledgerock outcrop, installation of a fishing pier boardwalk, placement of lake edge gravel fishing points with overlooks, and site restoration with native landscaping.
Please contact the Parks & Recreation Dept. at 314-428-0490 for more information.