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:
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.
- An indoor jungle gym,
- Dining area,
- Recreation table space, and
- A computer lab 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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