Parks and Recreation Purposes
The Round Rock City Council has called an election for Nov. 5 for the issuance of tax bonds for City public safety, park and recreational, and library purposes. The estimated costs, proposed locations, proposed projects and proposed descriptions below represent possible uses of such bond proceeds. The actual projects constructed with bond proceeds are subject to change based on future economic, market and other conditions.
Brushy Creek Trail
Lake Creek Trail
Adult Softball Complex
Behrens Ranch Park
The City is proposing to use $56.5 million in bond proceeds for a variety of parks and recreation projects. | Download PDF of Proposed Project Maps (40MB)
Among the proposals are new trails and extensions of existing trails that would provide new connections to the Brushy Creek Regional Trail, such as:
- Heritage Trail on Brushy Creek – This proposal would include sculpture, interpretive signage and education zones to tell the story of Round Rock. It is proposed to start near Chisholm Trail and follow Brushy Creek to the downtown area, and would likely include two or more pedestrian bridges over the creek.
- Brushy Creek Trail from Veterans Park to Rabb Park – This proposal would build a new trail from Veterans Park in the downtown area to Rabb Park, just east of A.W. Grimes Boulevard.
- Lake Creek Trail from Round Rock West Park to Centennial Plaza – This proposal would build a new trail from Round Rock West, go underneath IH 35, to Centennial Plaza in Southwest Downtown.
For more information on trails planning, visit the City’s updated Trails Master Plan.
Among the other parks projects that could be funded with bond proceeds are:
- A proposed multi-field complex at Old Settlers Park. The complex would increase the number of natural grass fields available for sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, cricket and rugby.
- A proposed adult softball complex at Old Settlers Park. The complex is planned to have five fields, including one championship field. The fields could also be used for sports such as girls softball, 4X4 soccer and Ultimate Frisbee. The City currently uses three fields, two at McNeil Park and one at Memorial Park, for adult softball.
- A proposed Westside Metro Park adjacent to the Behrens Ranch neighborhood in northwest Round Rock. The project is planned for 223 acres already owned by the City, and would feature passive recreation opportunities, such as a nature playscape, pedestrian and bike trails, and parking and entry features.
- Proposed construction of Phase 2 of the Rock ’N River Family Aquatic Center. This proposal could add a tube slides, a wave pool, body flumes, a flow rider, bowl slide, action river and children’s play structure to the existing facility. The proposal includes additional parking and adding a concessions building for the facility.
- Neighborhood Parks. This proposal would continue the repair and replacement of amenities at existing neighborhood parks. The plan would include major upgrades at 10 facilities that are part of the City’s 10-year restoration program for neighborhood parks, as well as work at older city parks to ensure they meet compliance standards for persons with disabilities.
- Soccer complex renovations. This proposal would renovate the existing soccer facilities at Old Settlers Park with new sod and irrigation improvements.
For more information on parks planning, you can review the Game Plan 2020 Master Plan.
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