Construction on the infrastructure for Montgomery County’s Fish Creek Regional Park is estimated to begin in the first quarter of 2024, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley said in a Nov. 8 interview.

Riley said the infrastructure construction would include work on the roads, driveways and sites for things in the park.

“We’re ready to move on some of that,” Riley said.

In a nutshell

The park will span 391 acres and be located off the Fish Creek thoroughfare near the Woodforest community, according to Precinct 2’s website.

Riley said the park will include around four sports fields, a nature center, a community building, soccer fields, and pickleball and tennis courts.

“It’s going to be a place where people want to come when we get this thing completed,” Riley said.

Riley said feedback on the park has been received through a survey and meetings with different stakeholders and local homeowner’s association.

“Once we get ready to pull the trigger and get this thing under construction, we will certainly put something out where everybody can see what we’re doing, what we’re planning,” Riley said. “But when we get to that point, there won’t be a whole lot of changing anybody’s mind and doing anything different. When we get it nailed down that close, we’re ready to go.”

By the numbers

The park is estimated to cost between $30 million to $75 million using a combination of public and private funds, Precinct 2 Chief of Staff Bruce Berger said in a Nov. 9 email.

What else?

Riley said this park is needed because there isn’t a park like it in that area of Precinct 2.

“This was a perfect piece of property for us to work with Johnson [Development] to build something that’s not only a park—it’s got almost every other amenity that someone would be looking for,” Riley said. “And it’s needed. There’s no place like this over there.”

View the map of Fish Creek Regional Park below. This map is a rough estimate of the park’s boundaries.