1996: Carson City voters approve a quarter of a cent sales tax for the development and maintenance of parks and open space. The money is split three ways, 40 percent to park development, 40 percent to open space acquisition and 20 percent for park maintenance.
1998: City sells a $4.73 million bond to allow the Parks and Recreation department to get started on projects. The yearly bond payments are about $370,000 for 20 years.
1999: Work starts on the $3.6 million Carson Aquatic Facility and several other smaller projects. To date about $4.17 million of the bond has been spent on projects.
2001: Continuing work on the Rifle and Pistol Range.
2002: Construction begins on the next big project, a $1.1 million community gym built for year-round activity. Design work should start in 2000 and the gym should be open by early 2003 at the latest.
2003: More trails construction is slated.
2005: An expansion of Centennial Park is planned to be done by the end of the year.
2006: The city has only planned as far as 2006 for Question 18 monies, but because the funding is ongoing, officials will need to identify new ways to utilize the money.