Old Town Park will be located on a 0.82-acre lot on West South Street next to City Hall in Leander. City Council previously discussed the park as a way to attract businesses and restaurants to Leander’s Old Town District.
According to design documents, both options will have a stage with retractable shade, activity lawns, a tower, a water fountain array, donor brick pavements, parking and a drop-off area. The first option adds a sunken detention/amphitheater, street-side seating, mural walls, a sloped activity lawn, a landmark tower, a dining plaza, a container shop and a gateway monument. The second option adds a vendor/dining alley, an activity lawn, an artistic history wall, a water tower, a grass mound and an outdoor seating area.
Future park events include the annual Old Town Street Festival, the Leander Christmas Festival and Parade, and movie screenings.
City council voted June 18 to negotiate a design contract with PLACE designers. The $1 million park is funded through parkland dedication fees and remaining park bond money. The concept drawings cost $42,030, and the development design, construction documents and construction phase will cost $957,970.
According to the city, the park construction schedule includes the following.
- November-December: Approval of concept plans
- January-March: Development design and construction documents
- April-May: City permitting and bidding
- May-July: Start of construction
The regular meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall at 201 N. Brushy St., Leander. The council chamber will have a 25-person maximum occupancy, and the meeting will be streamed online.