The Cedar Park Parks, Arts and Community Enrichment board met to talk about city projects July 10. The PACE Board oversees cultural and recreational programming in Cedar Park. Here are some proposals, announcements and events from the meeting:
- Parks and Recreation Director Curt Randa said his department has scheduled two upcoming concerts. Kaylee Rutland will perform July 19, and the Mike Daniels Band will perform Aug. 16. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Park Recreation Center’s sculpture garden and are free to the public.
- The Senior Sock Hop takes place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the recreation center, Randa said. It will include dinner and dancing for residents age 60 and older.
- The Cedar Park Recreation Center was recently accepted into the SilverSneakers fitness program, Randa said. Certain health care providers offer individuals age 65 and older free memberships to fitness centers in the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, he said.
- The Hike and Bike Trail Committee’s Bike Subcommittee proposed a potential bike trail location running from Red Horn Brewery to Brushy Creek Road, Assistant to the City Manager Kimberly Reese said. The proposal, with a budget of $50,000, was approved by the Community Development Corp. board of directors, or 4B Board, at its meeting July 11. The 4B Board recommends budgeting and city programs to City Council. The trail project will move forward into planning and public outreach.
- The board considered purchasing a leased sculpture in the sculpture garden for the city’s permanent collection. Board members voted to buy "Sentinel" by Ralph Moresco, a proposal that needs to be negotiated with the artist and then approved by Cedar Park City Council before going into action.
- Board members also voted to move the sculpture "Play the Game" by Warren Cullar to a location next to Cedar Park Municipal Building 3. If passed by City Council, the relocation of the statue would allow another statue to be added to the sculpture garden.
- PACE board members approved a staff recommendation for a street banner project. The street banners would be located on the top of lampposts at the recreation center and Cedar Park Public Library, Reese said. After the banners are up for a year, the city would consider other locations for street banners. Reese said this proposal will be seen by the 4B Board tomorrow, and if the board approves the project, the proposed budget of $15,000 will be set aside for the next fiscal year.
To learn more about these programs, call Cedar Park City Hall at 512-401-5000 or visit www.cedarparktexas.gov.