June opening date set for new 21-acre Atascocita Park

The new Atascocita Park features a boardwalk overlooking a 2-acre natural lake. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 2)
The new Atascocita Park features a boardwalk overlooking a 2-acre natural lake. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 2)

The new Atascocita Park features a boardwalk overlooking a 2-acre natural lake. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 2)

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The new Atascocita Park features a boardwalk overlooking a 2-acre natural lake. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 2)
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The new Atascocita Park features a boardwalk overlooking a 2-acre natural lake. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 2)
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Atascocita Park is set to open to the public on June 24. Guests are asked to practice social distancing and wear face masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 2)
The awaited 21-acre Atascocita Park will open to the public on June 24. Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia announced the park's opening at the June 11 Atascocita BizCom.

The park cost about $11.49 million—$5.3 million for the land acquisition, $5.02 million to build and $1.18 million for design-related services. It features a path system, a playground, a 2-acre pond with a boardwalk and 1.5-acre dog park that will be split into two sections for small and large dogs, Community Impact Newspaper reported.

"It is an incredibly gorgeous park. If you want your zen moments, you'll be able to have it there," Garcia said. "It's just a beautiful, beautiful place, and I'm just so anxious to finally get it open."

Although Atascocita Park, which is located just south of West Lake Houston and Will Clayton parkways, was completed in April, county officials held off the park's opening due to the coronavirus, Precinct 2 officials said.

Precinct 2 Communications Director Frida Villalobos said they will be asking parkgoers to practice social distancing and wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.


Correction: The total cost of the park has increased to include design-related services.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.