Parks/Trails Projects

Updated 9/24/20 - updated information shown in red

Canyon Falls Park

Description: This project is for the design and development of Canyon Falls Park. The approved master plan for the park includes a playground and pavilion, restrooms, basketball court, splashpad, trails and parking.  

The professional services agreement, with Mesa Design Associates in the amount of $149,500, was awarded at the October 1, 2018 council meeting. The design is expected to be complete by Fall 2019.  Once complete, the project will be put out to bid for construction in FY 19/20. Design is ongoing. 60% design was presented to Parks Board August 1, 2019. 70% design complete. Advertised for bid May 17. Construction award anticipated in October with construction beginning late November. CIP amendment approved August 3, 2020 for $500,000 due to increased costs and additional scope.

Project cost: $3,150,000

Funding source(s): Park Development Fees, Dedicated Sales Tax

Hound Mound Parking Lot and Restroom

Description: The project includes a restroom facility and additional parking lot with light improvements for the Hound Mound dog park. The restroom and parking lot will be located across Garden Ridge Blvd. The proposed parking lot will be connected to the existing trail system in Heritage Park, as well as connecting to the dog park. The project also includes a pedestrian ADA accessible crosswalk with flashers. 

A professional services agreement with Schrickel, Rollins PSC for design services was approved February 3, 2020.
CIP amendment approved August 3 for $160,000 due to increased costs. Anticipate award of contract in October. Construction would start in December, with estimated completion in April 2021. 

Project cost: $810,000
Funding source(s): Other, Park Development Fees

Peters Colony Memorial Park

Description: This project is for the design and development of the 3.3 acre Peters Colony Memorial Park adjacent to the Library. The approved master plan for the park includes a remembrance wall, children’s area and pavilion, water feature, nature trails and pedestrian pathways with access to the library. 

A professional services agreement with Mesa Design Associates, Inc. for design services was approved June 15, 2020. Design is ongoing. Anticipate award of construction contract in Fall 2021.

Project cost: $2,955,000
Funding source(s): Dedicated Sales Tax, Other, Park Development Fees

Pink Evening Primrose Trail Connection (Bridge & Trail from Gaston Park to Timber Trails Park)

Description: the project includes an 8-foot-wide 150-foot-long pedestrian bridge to be constructed over Timber Creek, and an additional 400 feet of 8-foot multi-use trail to tie into Gaston Park and College Parkway.  This connection will provide connectivity from Gaston Park to the developments and parks to the south including River Walk and Timber Trails Park.

A professional services agreement with Halff Associates. Inc, to provide professional engineering services was awarded at the December 16, 2019 council meeting. 60% submittal received. Construction cost estimate coming in higher than expected. Anticipate 90% plans in September.

Project cost: $810,000

Funding source(s): Park Development Fees, TIRZ

Rheudasil Park

Description: The project is for the design and development of the approved Master Plan for Rheudasil Park (approved December 2014).  Design of the project was delayed until completion of the dredging and bank stabilization project.

The professional services agreement, with Studio Outside Landscape Architecture, LLC., in the amount of $136,700, was awarded at the October 1, 2018 council meeting. Due to the length of time since the master plan approval, the master plan was “re-presented” at the December 6, 2018 Parks Board meeting. A design kick-off meeting was held on December 9.  The next step is the site assessment.  The design is expected to be complete by Fall 2019.  The consultant will provide the Parks Board with a design update at the 60% completion mark.  Once complete, the project will be put out to bid for construction in FY 19/20. 60% design presented to Parks Board May 2, 2019. Bids came in higher than budget. CIP amendment approved August 3, 2020 for $600,000 due to increased costs. Anticipate construction award in December.

Project Cost: $2,600,000

Funding source(s): Dedicated Sales Tax