Construction on Phase 2 is also set to begin in the coming months, Irwin said.
Phase 1 began in August 2021 and focused on amenities in the north side of the park. It includes developing trails and bicycle facilities. Additional amenities include a playground, a kayak launch area, pavilions, a pier, wildflower meadows and multipurpose fields.
Phase 2 is part of the budget for fiscal year 2022-23.
The total project cost is $10.3 million with funding from 2015 voter-approved bonds, Type B Community Development funds, Parkland Dedication funds, Utility and Transportation funds and a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department grant.
Irwin said there were some delays in completing Phase 1, citing heavy rainfall that flooded the park in late August as well as the water restrictions from the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority pipe repair that delayed sod installation. However, she said the park is expected to be open by the end of the year.
“[Sod installation] is now underway, and we expect to host a ribbon-cutting soon to ... open most areas of the park to the public,” Irwin said.