California Department of Parks and Recreation Contract

The California Department of Parks and Recreation received a contract, in the amount of $153,600, for the purchase, installation, and performance evaluation of sustainable building tire-derived products.

These funds were awarded at the May 11-12, 2004 Board meeting, and the term of the contract went until May 15, 2006.

Under the terms of this Interagency Agreement (IAA) with California Department of Parks and Recreation, these products will be installed in various parks throughout the State of California, and the evaluation will discuss the ease of product availability and installation, product maintenance and durability, as well as park user satisfaction with the various products.

Project Update: These grant funds provided an opportunity for the use of various rubber products in multiple State Park locations throughout the Southern Service Center region in southern California. The selected Parks varied in climate and location, anywhere from the beach to the mountains and the desert, and were therefore, a great study in how specific products responded in various climates. There were over 100 installations of 14 different products throughout 43 different parks. These products were procured from 6 vendors. They will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the products, as well as the responses received from staff and park visitors, and will report that information to the Board in early 2007.

Contact: Josan Feathers
(619) 220-5307

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