Veterans Memorial Park Expansion - Additional Parking

Project Description:

The project will include acquisition of approximately 1.85 acres of property to be added to the existing Veterans Memorial Park.

Purpose and Need for the Project:

The project will provide site improvements including additional parking and, second ingress/egress vehicular access for special events.

Project Cost & Funding:

The proposed $450,000 project will be included within the existing Veterans Memorial Park Capital Improvement Project and will be funded from two sources as follows:

  • State of Florida Department of Economic Development grant awarded to County in 2017-2018 legislative session
    • $250,000 for land purchase, part of a $388,000 grant that includes Veterans Resource Center enhancements, pending budget amendment
  • County Parks Impact Fee Program funding
    • $200,000 for site improvements, part of $560,000 in additional funds recommended for 2018 CIP

Project Timeline:

  1. Estimated acquisition of property, October 2017 (if acquisition is approved)
  2. Estimated design, October 2017 – April 2018
  3. Estimated construction, April 2018 - October 2018

Contact Information:

  • Project Manager – Chris Postiglione, Real Estate & Facilities Services Department, (813) 273-3769
  • Program Manager – Bill Hand, Real Estate & Facilities Services Department, (813) 307-1034

What to Expect During Construction

No interruptions to park activities are anticipated during planned construction.

Purpose of the Public Meeting:

Hillsborough County residents can learn about a proposal to increase parking availability at Veterans Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum during a public meeting on Thursday, July 27. Hosted by Hillsborough County Real Estate and Facilities Services, the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 3602 Highway 301 N in Tampa.

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