Parks/Trails Projects

Updated 3/24/20 - 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. Preparing for bid, with construction planned to begin late summer.

Project cost: $2,650,000
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. Kick off design meeting held this week. Survey is underway.
Construction planned to begin in September.

Project cost: $650,000
Funding source(s): 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 council meeting. Preliminary plans are scheduled to be received in April. Geotech bores are half complete, but rain has delayed work.

Project cost: $650,000
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. Bid opening is scheduled for March 26 with construction anticipated beginning in June. 

Project Cost: $2,000,000
Funding source(s): Dedicated Sales Tax