Lewisville will grow its park inventory after City Council approved plans for a small park in Old Town Lewisville.

The details

The park will be located near the Mill at Old Town, a new apartment community located at 535 S. Mill St.

The economic development agreement for the Mill at Old Town includes the dedication of a small parcel of land to serve as a pocket park, according to the Aug. 21 agenda item. The pocket park will be located south of Sullivan’s OId Town Barbecue and will serve as a small buffer between the restaurant and residences. The park will serve as a shaded area for residents and visitors. The space will also be available for pop-up activities like yoga.

Council approved a $90,800 professional services agreement between the city and Studio Outside for landscape architectural and engineering design services. Funding is available in the parks and recreation department’s 2022-23 fiscal year operating budget.

The backstory

The development of small urban parks in Old Town aligns with the Lewisville 2025, the Healthy Infrastructure Plan and the Old Town Master Plan, according to the agenda item.

The new park will help the city meet its goal of providing a park within a 10-minute walk of each resident.

What’s next?

Studio Outside will work with city staff to engage stakeholders, complete the design and construction documents, identify a contractor to execute the design, provide construction oversight, and produce a set of record drawings.

The preliminary project schedule includes five months from notice to proceed to preconstruction meetings and estimated construction time frame of 24-36 weeks.