Round Rock City Council to rededicate three revitalized community parks this Saturday!
The Round Rock City Council will host three ribbon cuttings to rededicate Rock Hollow Park, Settlement Park and Buck Egger Park and the community is invited to come and celebrate this Saturday morning. Light refreshments will be served. The ribbon cuttings will take place at the following times and locations:
9:00am Rock Hollow Park, 1415 Apollo Circle
9:45am Settlement Park, 1401 David Curry Loop
10:30am Buck Egger Park, 900 S. Mays
The City Council approved $750,000 in 2011 and $625,000 in 2012 as part of the Repair and Replacement Program to revitalize community parks throughout Round Rock. This program is also part of the City Council's overall Neighborhood Revitalization Program. The City's Parks Development Division has been steadily revitalizing various parks throughout the community collaborating with local neighborhoods to ensure local needs are met.
Rock Hollow Park located at 1415 Apollo Circle has received a $128,388 face lift including the installation of a ½ mile of concrete trails and various ADA accessibility improvements.
Settlement Park located at 1401 David Curry Loop received a $141,643 remodel that includes new playscapes, concrete trails, retaining wall, privacy fencing, shade structure, pond aerator, ADA accessibility improvements and new trees.
Buck Egger Park located at 900 S. Mays, with the use of $430,711 from the US House and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funding (CDBG), now includes a new parking lot, a new synthetic turf multipurpose field (the first ever in the City) and a new grass multipurpose field.
Additional parks scheduled for revitalization this year include Somerset Park located at 1814 Taron Cove. Renovations will include a new playground, concrete trail, shade structure, site furnishings (picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains) and basketball court.
Chisholm Valley Park located at 1201 Tray St. will include the renovation of playground, shade structure, ½ mile of concrete trail, multipurpose recreation field, site furnishings (picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains) and trees.
Other community parks that will be revitalized this year include Kinningham Recreation Center located at 1000 Southcreek Dr. and Mesa Village Park located at 1401 Georgetown St.
Round Rock residents can get all the latest online parks development updates at the Parks Development Blog. There, residents can find project expected completion dates, amenities and watch videos showing the progress of all the parks development projects.