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Somerset and Chisholm Valley Park get extensive makeovers

The Round Rock City Council hosted two ribbon cuttings in September to rededicate Somerset Park and Chisholm Valley Park and the community came out to celebrate.

The City Council approved $625,000 in 2012 as part of the Repair and Replacement Program to revitalize community parks and facilities 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 and collaborating with neighborhoods to ensure local resident’s needs are met.

Somerset Park
The $241,000 renovation at Somerset Park located at 1814 Taron Cove include a new playground, concrete trail, shade structure, site furnishings (picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains) and basketball court. | Watch the video

Chisholm Valley Park
The $334,406 renovation at Chisholm Valley Park located at 1201 Tray St. include new playgrounds, shade structure, ½ mile of concrete and granite trail, multipurpose recreation field, site furnishings (picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains) and trees. |
Watch the video

Other parks
Other parks that have been revitalized this year were Rock Hollow Park, 1415 Apollo Circle, that received a $128,388 face lift including the installation of a ½ mile of concrete trails and various ADA accessibility improvements.

Settlement Park, 1401 David Curry Loop, received a $141,643 remodel that included a new playscape, concrete trails, retaining wall, privacy fencing, shade structure, pond aerator, ADA accessibility improvements and new trees.

Buck Egger Park, 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.

Other community parks that will be revitalized this year include Kensington Park, 1000 Southcreek Dr., and Mesa Village Park, 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.

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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