The Southlake Sports Complex could expand after City Council approved a feasibility study June 18.

The study would examine the possibility of combining the location at 2100 Crooked Lane with the existing public works operations site.

Kimley-Horn, an engineering and design consultant company, was awarded a contract to not exceed $275,000 for the study during the meeting.

The setup

The Southlake 2035 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Comprehensive Plan includes the redevelopment of the complex with some additions of the public works operation building at 1950 E. Continental Blvd. The city passed an ordinance to move public works to a new facility at 1630 Brumlow Ave.

The project would demolish the existing metal building and convert the existing public works operations center into a new community park, according to documents.

The details

The master-plan concept included:
  • A multiuse field with synthetic turf
  • A baseball field with synthetic turf
  • Multiple playgrounds
  • A concession/restroom building
  • Covered bleachers
  • A hike and bike trail
  • A wall ball area
  • A pavilion
  • Pickleball courts
  • Sand volleyball
  • A fishing pier
The Southlake Parks and Recreation Board looked at the proposed ideas listed above on May 20. Ideas included scaling back some amenities and looking at alternatives, such as a cricket field in lieu of a baseball field, according to city documents. The Southlake Parks Development Corporation Board agreed with the parks and recreation board's recommendations in a June 4 meeting. According to city documents, the feasibility study will explore amenity options.

What else?

The study will take about six months to complete, according to Kimley-Horn documents given to council.