Round Rocker: Parks and Recreation 411

Parks Development Updates Issue #4

Main Street Plaza
Status:  Completed
Park Amenities:  interactive water feature, art screens (along Nelson Hardware Building), stage, shade structure, seatwalls, active light system, concrete plaza, landscape areas

Play for All Abilities Park
Status:  Under Construction (50% complete)
Est. Completion:  January 2012

Park Amenities:  park for children and adults of all abilities, including Large Playscape Pod, Retreat Pod, Rock Band Pod, Sensory Pod, Swing Area, and Village Pod.  Each pod was designed specifically with children with disabilities in mind to ensure the pods offered valuable developmental, social, and recreation opportunities for children of all abilities.

Current Project Progress:
85% of concrete work is completed
Parking lot and drive are curbed and ready to asphalted
Playground equipment for Large Playscape Pod is being installed
Playground equipment for Retreat, Sensory, Rock Band, Swing Pod scheduled for delivery end of October

Settlement Park
Status:  Under Construction (90% complete)
Est. Completion:  October 2011

Park Amenities:  renovation of playground, concrete trail, retaining wall, wood privacy fence, shade structure, pond aerator, ADA accessibility improvements, trees

Current Project Progress:
Playground curb, equipment and surfacing is completed
95% of concrete trail is completed
Pond aerator is installed and operational
Pavilion is being installed this week
Retaining wall is being constructed

Rock Hollow Park
Status:  Construction
Est. Completion:  January 2012

Park Amenities:  +/- ½ mile of concrete trail replacing existing asphalt trail, ADA accessibility improvements

Current Project Progress:
Pre-construction meeting held October 6th
Construction to begin week of October 10th

Municipal Office Complex (MOC) Plaza
Status:  Under Design (delayed due to re-design of Brown/Florence Street Improvements)
Est. Completion:  Design – November 2011
Construction – August/September 2012

Park Amenities:  concrete plaza, performance lawn, areas designed for street festivals, “pillars of the community”, secondary performance stage/shade structure, amphitheater overlook/bat viewing area, improvements to amphitheater, electrical system for street festivals, landscape areas, Brown/Florence Street Improvements, MOC parking lot improvements

Current Project Progress:
95% plans completed, awaiting re-design of Brown/Florence Street
TCEQ WPAP revision to be submitted in January/February timeframe, 3-4 month review

Rabb Park / Brushy Creek Trail Restroom Building
Status:  Bid and Award
Est. Completion:  January 2012

Park Amenities:  Building with 3 unisex, accessible restrooms

Current Project Progress:
Project awarded to contractor at October 6th City Council Meeting

OSPV Triple Crown Restroom Building
Status:  Bid and Award
Est. Completion:  Design – October 2011
Construction – January 2012

Park Amenities:  4-6 stall restroom building, site utilities and sidewalks

Current Project Progress:
Bid opening on October 18th

Memorial Park Bridge Repair
Status:  Construction
Est. Completion:  November 2011

Park Amenities:  repair 100’ pedestrian bridge crossing Brushy Creek that was damaged in September 2010 flood

Current Project Progress:
Pre-construction meeting held September 30th
Structural steel ordered (4-6 week fabrication/shipment)

Somerset Park
Status:  Bid and Award
Est. Completion:  February 2012

Park Amenities:  renovation of playground, concrete trail, shade structure, site furnishings (picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains) and possible basketball court

Current Project Progress:
Contract awarded by City Council, finalizing contract documents
Awaiting Edwards Aquifer WPAP approval from TCEQ
Construction expected to begin late October (dependent on TCEQ approval)

Chisholm Valley Park
Status:  Bid and Award
Est. Completion:  February 2012

Park Amenities:  renovation of playground, shade structure, +/- ½ mile of concrete trail, multipurpose rec field, site furnishings (picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains), trees

Current Project Progress:
Contract awarded by City Council, finalizing contract documents
Awaiting Edwards Aquifer WPAP approval from TCEQ
Construction expected to begin late October (dependent on TCEQ approval)

Buck Egger Park
Status:  Bid and Award
Est. Completion:  February 2012

Park Amenities:  parking lot, synthetic turf multipurpose field, and grass multipurpose field

Current Project Progress:
Contract awarded by City Council, finalizing contract documents
Construction expected to begin late October

Brushy Creek Regional Trail Gap Project
Status:  On-hold
Est. Completion:  Spring 2013

Park Amenities:  +/- 2.5 miles of Brushy Creek Trail from Sonoma subdivision, across Brushy Creek, connecting to Rabb Park and AW Grimes Blvd multi-use path.  Also connects to Greater Lake Creek Trail totaling approx. 7 miles.

Current Project Progress:
R.O.W. acquisition negotiations on-going

Rabb House Redevelopment Conceptual Plan
Status:
  RFQ
Est. Completion:  Spring 2012

Park Amenities:  conceptual plan for the redevelopment of Rabb House (damaged in September 2010 flood)

Current Project Progress:
Architectural firm is selected, negotiation of scope of services to begin week of Oct. 10th

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