These projects were pulled from the parks master plan and outline potential alterations such as expanding trails, improving parking, installing splash pads, adding playgrounds and more at several sites around the city. The plans cost from $430,880 to $7.8 million.
The projects consist of the following: Lakeway Activity Center, Lakeway Swim Center, Heritage Park, Lakeway City Park, Live Oak Tennis Court, Hurst Creek Greenbelt, North Lakeway Greenbelt, 601 Dragon Park, Serene Hills Park, Smith Greenbelt, Butler/Rough Hollow Park and the Bee Creek Sports Complex.
The city is requesting feedback from the community on these proposed changes, which can be sent to [email protected] The full presentation from June 30 is available here.
The city will use the feedback to make alterations, determine the order of importance and eventually present the final plan to City Council. If approved, the city will then need to determine a funding source, Oakley said.
Lakeway Activity Center
Proposed improvements: installation of nature playground, picnic areas; enhancing rock water feature; enhancing landscape areas; and adding fencing and lighting
Lakeway Swim Center
Cost: $3.6 million
Proposed improvements: installing splash pad; adding a lazy river; adding a 12-lane pool; installing a double flow rider surf simulator; replacing existing slides; installing musical play area; repurpose existing pool to obstacle course pool; adding multipurpose sports field; adding picnic tables and yard games; and completing building interior improvements
Proposed improvements: relocating memorial walls; relocating flag poles and obelisk monument; expanding parking lot and adding overflow lot; adding lighting; adding concrete benches; adding new entry sign and painting; and planting new shade trees
Lakeway City Park
Cost: $7.8 million
Proposed improvements: adding a half-mile paved boardwalk trail; aligning roads; improving trails in park and on beach; improving beach; adding kayak launch and drop-off loop; building new activity center/venue and picnic pavilion; renovating park entry and playground; adding sand volleyball courts; building new skate park; adding beginner skills bike park; building a new restroom; adding overlook platforms; and regrading certain areas to be open green space
Live Oak Tennis Court
Cost: $1.6 million
Proposed improvements: adding six new pickleball courts; resurfacing existing tennis courts; adding a sports plaza with amenities; and improving parking lot
Hurst Creek Greenbelt
Proposed improvements: adding rest stops/overlooks and signage; improving crosswalk; building new parking lot; improving existing trails; and adding trailhead
North Lakeway Greenbelt
Cost: $2.5 million
Proposed improvements: adding boardwalk trail and overlook points; adding two trailheads; improving existing parking lot; and adding rugged and steep trails
Proposed improvements: building two nature play areas; enhancing native planting; adding fencing and barriers; adding signage; and naturalizing and enhancing creek drainage
Serene Hills Park
Cost: $2.2 million
Proposed improvements: building all-inclusive playground; adding nature play area; adding granite trails; adding pavilion; building various loops; adding signage; adding accessible picnic unit; adding wildlife overlook; constructing 10-foot concrete walk; and adding a wood deck
Proposed improvements: improving trails and pedestrian bridge; adding signage; adding trailheads; improving small creek crossing; adding concrete trail; adding an open lawn
Butler/Rough Hollow Park
Cost: $2.3 million
Proposed improvements for option 1: adding a splash pad; adding a multipurpose field; adding ninja obstacle course; adding decomposed granite trails; adding half-mile loop; building parking lot; building a pavilion and a restroom; and building an amphitheater
Proposed improvements for option 2: adding a splash pad; building a playground; building a ninja course; adding two multipurpose fields; adding a restroom; building a parking lot; adding exercise stations and picnic tables; adding a decomposed granite trail