National Center for Recreation & Conservation: Urban Park & Recreation Recovery: Program in Brief

 

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Puerto Rico

(This list does not include Recovery Action Program planning grants.)

Project Sponsor: Bayamon

Project Name: Nine Recreation Sites

Federal Share: $238,000

Fiscal Year: 1983

Description: La Morenita - constructed a softball park and sidewalks. Jardines de Caparra - renovated ball court, and installed new playground equipment. Santa Juanita 6th Section and Lomas Verdes - renovated ball courts. San Souci - renovated ball court, play area, and installed new lighting system. Rexville, Miraflores and Valencia - renovated ball courts, ballfields, and play areas.

Project Sponsor: Bayamon

Project Name: Mobile Arts and Sports Workshops

Federal Share: $100,000

Fiscal Year: 1992

Description: A mobile arts and sports program travels to 20 low-income housing complexes throughout the city that provides a staging area where plays and live performances are presented, and recreation programs are provided. Sports and artistic workshops are videotaped and shown throughout the city.

Project Sponsor: Guaynabo

Project Name: Four Recreation Sites

Federal Share: $209,692

Fiscal Year: 1981

Description: San Miguel Court and Jerusalem Court - renovated ball court, electrical system, bleachers, and fencing. Cultural and Recreation Center - renovated swimming pool, ballfield, bleachers, roof, and landscaping improvements. Canta Gallo Park - renovated ballfield, restrooms, replaced fencing and landscaping improvements.

Project Sponsor: Guaynabo

Project Name: Marney Park

Federal Share: $175,000

Fiscal Year: 1991

Description: Installed new playground equipment and fencing, renovated ball courts, ballfields, restrooms, and repaired lighting system.

Project Sponsor: Guaynabo

Project Name: Recreation and Cultural Program

Federal Share: $70,000

Fiscal Year: 1992

Description: Developed recreational and cultural programs for at-risk youth at the Alamo, Mabo, and Jardines housing complexes. programs include dance, aerobics, art and music, structured sports and games.

Project Sponsor: Guaynabo

Project Name: Barrio Rio Park

Federal Share: $153,475

Fiscal Year: 2002

Description: Renovation of the park includes ballfields, basketball courts, restrooms, bleachers, and landscaping.

Project Sponsor: San Juan

Project Name: After School Activities for Youth

Federal Share: $70,000

Fiscal Year: 1992

Description: An after school program for at-risk youth located in three schools - Namesio Canales, Manuel Elzaburu, and Juan A. Corretjer, where structured recreation activities, cultural and self-improvement programs offer a range of organized activities to keep youth off the streets and out of trouble. A variety of activities include community cleanup, recycling, sports tournaments, plays and talent shows, self-improvement classes, and music and dancing classes.

Project Sponsor: San Juan

Project Name: Timothee and Cupey Parks

Federal Share: $140,000

Fiscal Year: 1994

Description: Timothee Sports Facility - renovated gym, roof, restrooms, repaired fences, installed new playground equipment, weightlifting equipment. Cupey Sports Facility - renovated restrooms, track, ballfield, electrical and lighting systems, installed new bleachers with metal roof, new weightlifting equipment, and track and field equipment.

Project Sponsor: San Juan

Project Name: Youth Rescue Through Recreation

Federal Share: $34,597

Fiscal Year: 1994

Description: In a joint effort by the city and the University of Puerto Rico, a swimming program was developed for youth and teens. The swimming facility was provided by the University, and the city provided the swimming instructors, equipment, and transportation for the youth.


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