Child Crisis Center New Indoor/Outdoor Recreation Facility Ground Breaking Ceremony
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    Child Crisis Center New Indoor/Outdoor Recreation Facility Ground Breaking Ceremony

    Made possible with Community Development Block Grant funds

    The Child Crisis Center of El Paso (2100 N. Stevens) hosted a ground breaking ceremony for their newly constructed indoor/outdoor recreation facility used by the children at the Center on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. This construction project, made possible with Community Development Block Grant funds, will provide a larger recreation area which includes:

    • An indoor jungle gym,
    • Library,
    • Dining area,
    • Recreation table space, and
    • A computer lab space.
    The connected indoor/outdoor recreation facility will provide necessary security and safety improvements such as moving the current parking spaces away from child/pedestrian traffic, the addition of an electronic security door, construction of a safety barrier and handicap accessibility at the rear entrance. The project also included an enlarged pantry area and additional office space.

    The Department of Community and Human Developmentís Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funded the new indoor/outdoor recreation facility for $458,000. The projectís design was funded in the 32nd CDBG Year (2006-2007) for $27,844. Construction for the project was funded in the 33rd CDBG Year (2007-2008) for $342,573
    Total CDBG funding: $370,417

    CDBG Improvements included:
    • Major remodeling to enclose existing covered patio and courtyard and convert into a picnic theme play-land area;
    • Enlargement of the pantry area;
    • Relocation of the administrative offices and family visitation area;
    • Installation of security door;
    • Fencing around parking spaces to allow children safe travel access to playground; and
    • Extension of playground.

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