Kensington Park rededication celebrated on March 2
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The Round Rock City Council, Parks and Recreation Department and Kensington Neighborhood Assocation hosted a ribbon cutting and community-wide celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, to rededicate Kensington Greenbelt and Park.
The celebration included free hot dogs, live music, dancing, neighborhood awards, Humvees from Fort Hood, Home Depot craft booth, Ballet Folklorico performance, volleyball and more.
About the renovations
The City Council approved $750,000 in 2012 for the Parks and Recreation 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 residents' needs are met.
The $384,495 renovation at Kensington Greenbelt and Park, 1501 Gattis School Road, include the demolition of existing park amenities and construction of a new playground, 2/3 mile crushed granite trail, park pavilion, park sign and site furnishings including picnic tables, grills, park benches and trash receptacles.
Other parks that have been revitalized in the City of Round Rock are 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.
Mesa Village Park, 1401 Georgetown St., included a $273,340 revitalization that included the removal of existing asphalt trail, wood pavilion and site amenities. The City replaced the trail with nearly ¼ mile of concrete sidewalk, a new park pavilion with seating and grill space, and the installation of a “picnic plaza”. The existing sports practice field was improved with new soil, a new irrigation system and new soccer goals.
Chisholm Valley Park, 1201 Tray St., included new playgrounds, shade structure, ½ mile of concrete and granite trail, multipurpose recreation field, site furnishings and trees.
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.
Lake Creek Park, 800 Deerfoot Drive, will also be revitalized this year. This project will consist of the removal of existing play equipment and park amenities that have detiorated over time. The new park concept includes new playground equipment, site amenities, a new pavilion, and passive recreation opportunities such as bocce courts. This project also includes extending existing portions of the Great Lake Creek Trail system located in Lake Creek Park. This project will also involve a realignment of a portion of existing road and additional parking space.
Get latest updates online
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: Monday, March 04, 2013