Cedar Park City Council approved a Phase 1 construction agreement and three other Lakeline Park agreements during the July 22 meeting. All were approved unanimously.
Sam Roberts, an assistant city manager, said Lakeline Park is the largest park development project in the city’s history. Roberts said due to the large scale of the project, the park is planned in phases.
Phase 1 will include a multipurpose pavilion for music and performing arts, 3 miles of trails, a great lawn, a fishing pier, pavilions; multipurpose practice fields, a cricket field, wildflower meadows, 400 parking spaces and other amenities on 64 acres. The lawn will seat about 3,000 people and the further grassy area can seat about 7,000 people during events. The parkland is southwest of Bell Boulevard and Little Elm Trail.
The first phase will total $10.3 million, including contingencies, funded through general obligation bonds, Type B Community Development funds, parkland dedication funds, utility funds and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant funds. Lakeline Park construction was part of the 2015 voter-approved bond.
A $7.17 million, 10-month construction agreement was given to JKB Construction Co., which scored “best value” on the city’s grading matrix.
Progress on the 200-acre park began in 2018 with citizen engagement and a master park plan. Park zoning was approved in June 2020, and the Lakeline Park Master Plan was approved in December 2018 as the project’s framework.
“It’s fun to watch something go from an idea to reality,” Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale said.
Three more agreements were approved July 22:
- City Council approved a $1.37 million agreement for Phase 1 park equipment purchase and installation of prefabricated park pavilions, shelters, sun sails, playground equipment and park fixtures. The agreement is through Cooperative Purchasing Agreements with BuyBoard and allows purchases at a price lower than if the general contractor were to provide the same items, according to the city.
- A third-party observation services and inspection agreement was also approved with Dial Development Services. This provides daily contractor oversight as is typical with capital improvement projects, said city project manager Kimberly Reese. The agreement is not to exceed $97,500.
- A geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing agreement was approved with Raba Kistner Inc. to “ensure that the constructed materials are aligned with design specifications,” according to the city. The agreement is not to exceed $65,000.