A contract has been awarded for the second leg of 1849 Park's first development stage, which will see more than $8 million total in completed work by the end of this summer. Parks and Recreation Director James Hemenes told council members that work to be completed during 1849 Park's Phase 1B includes construction of parking lots, restrooms, pavilion buildings, playgrounds, landscape and irrigation work, wastewater system improvements and installation of lights.
The next phase of the park will be open to the general public in fall 2018, according to Hemenes.
The city's newest park – Stone Hill Park – is expected to open in February and will include a dog park and approximately 250 newly-planted trees. The park's playground and shade structure is already erected, though not yet open to the public.
Two park projects are currently in design by city staff – Wilbarger Creek Park, which runs along the Wilbarger Creek just north of Great Basin Road, and Lake Pflugerville off East Pflugerville Parkway.
Wilbarger Creek Park's design work has been completed, according to Hemenes, and bidding will soon open on the park project. Work is expected to begin on the park in late spring, with an estimated completion date set for early 2019.
Improvements to Lake Pflugerville are currently under preliminary design and the project has a $3.6 million total budget.