Georgetown approves funding for schematic design of San Gabriel Park Phase 3

The San Gabriel Park master plan continues as City Council approved funding for the planning of Phase III. (Community Impact staff)
The San Gabriel Park master plan continues as City Council approved funding for the planning of Phase III. (Community Impact staff)

The San Gabriel Park master plan continues as City Council approved funding for the planning of Phase III. (Community Impact staff)

Georgetown City Council approved task order funding on Oct. 12 to start designing Phase 3 of the San Gabriel Park plan.

According to Kimberly Garrett, the parks and recreation director for the city of Georgetown, the approval gives funding to RVi Planning and Landscape Architecture firm of Austin to prepare schematic design studies for parts of landscape components for Phase 3.

Highlights of the plan include a large multiuse performance pavilion, splash pad plaza, skate park and food truck area.

The council approved $651,169 to be allotted for the planning with a probable cost of $4.6 million in improvements to San Gabriel Park Phase 3.

Another amenity being planned is a replacement to the elevated pedestrian bridge along the North San Gabriel Hike and Bike Trail, with a low-water bridge that is similar to other bridges on the trail.


According to the Georgetown Parks website, the San Gabriel Park master plan was completed in 2015 to serve as a framework for future design, development and maintenance of the park, which is a gathering place with cultural significance. Funding for the San Gabriel Park improvements was voted on and approved in 2008 through a parks bond by Georgetown voters.

The San Gabriel Park Phase 3 plan should break ground in 2023, pending funding, Garrett said.

The entire plan can be viewed here.


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