Pearland sets dates for openings of four facilities, including new library

The city of Pearland will be unveiling four new facilities during the spring, according to a Feb. 16 news release. (courtesy city of Pearland)
The city of Pearland will be unveiling four new facilities during the spring, according to a Feb. 16 news release. (courtesy city of Pearland)

The city of Pearland will be unveiling four new facilities during the spring, according to a Feb. 16 news release. (courtesy city of Pearland)

The city of Pearland will be unveiling four new facilities during the spring, according to a Feb. 16 news release.

The new West Pearland Library, Phase 2 of the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch, Fire Station No. 4, and the Shari D. Coleman Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies in March or April, according to the release.

The $21.89 million West Pearland Library, which will be located at the northwest corner of Shadow Creek Parkway and Kirby Drive, is expected to hold its ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on April 9, according to the release.

“This new space means the world to us,” librarian Jessica Williams said in the release. “The library is what connects so much of our community to the world."

Williams is the branch librarian for the Pearland Westside Library on Business Center Drive and she will move to the West Pearland Library, according to the release.


The 39,000-square-foot building will boast a 100-seat teaching theater, multipurpose community rooms, private study rooms, outdoor spaces and the Brazoria County satellite tax office, Pearland Assistant City Manager Trent Epperson previously told Community Impact Newspaper.

Additionally, the city will hold the ribbon-cutting for Phase 2 of the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch on March 12 at 9 a.m. The event will also include the groundbreaking ceremony for the all-inclusive playground, which has been collecting funding since last May.

Phase 2 of the $8.82 million project includes the addition of two cricket and rugby fields, a miracle field—which is a surface designed to accommodate special needs athletes—additional field lighting and roughly 250 parking spaces, according to the release.

Lastly, both the $8.32 million Fire Station No. 4 and the $9.94 million Shari D. Coleman Animal Shelter and Adoption Center are expected to hold their ribbon cutting ceremonies in April as well, but exact dates were not announced in the news release.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market, from Katy to the Bay area, before transitioning to the Pearland and Friendswood market in August 2021. He covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to arriving at Community Impact, Andy was the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and covered the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. Andy has appeared in the Houston Chronicle via an internship in 2020, and freelance work. He can be heard on the Pawd Slama Jama podcast still covering UH athletics.