Georgetown celebrated the completion of Phase 2 of San Gabriel Park improvement project Oct. 4.
Phase 2 project work included a new basketball court, restrooms at the disc golf course, two new playgrounds and swings, additional pavilions, road improvements, restoration of two existing springs and trail improvements—including an extension of the San Gabriel trail to the Katy Crossing neighborhood, with work expected to be completed this fall, Georgetown Parks and Recreation Director Kimberly Garrett said.
“[Parks] provide a higher quality of life to our citizens; they provide a place for people to connect with nature; and they provide physical activity,” Garrett said. “With the improved amenities, [visitors]will have a better experience.”
The $4.2 million Phase 2 project was funded through the voter-approved 2008 park bond and includes the cost of the playgrounds and the furnishings, Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross said.
The complete park renovation plan was divided into four phases. The third phase was budgeted in the 2020 budget and is expected to begin construction in 2021, Ross said.
San Gabriel Park is 174 acres and was purchased by the city in 1933 from the Williams Family, Ross said.
“We have some extraordinary parks for a city our size,” Ross said.