The Bridgestone Municipal Utility District expects to break ground on a new park within the next two to three months, according to Megan Bradley, who serves as the communications consultant for Bridgestone MUD and is the president of Triton Consulting Group. The park, which is slated for completion in late 2024 or early 2025, will span an estimated 7 acres and be located near the MUD’s administrative building at 19720 Kuykendahl Road, Spring.
Bradley said the park will feature multiple children’s play areas for a variety of age ranges, a pavilion and native plants. Bridgestone MUD’s park will also be home to interactive play areas designed for children with special needs and water conservation features, such as rain gardens and recycled-water amenities.
“[The directors] feel like it's going to add significant benefit and value to the community—the Bridgestone community—but also the neighboring districts, because at this point, there aren't any parks of that scale anywhere in the area,” Bradley said.
Funding for the project will come from the MUD’s general operating fund. Bradley said the project was originally estimated to cost $15 million, but the current project estimate is around $20 million due to inflation and ongoing supply chain issues. The MUD hopes to go out for a $45 million bond during the May election, according to Bridgestone MUD Treasurer Martha Velazquez. The MUD's last bond election was held in 2019.
Bridgestone MUD was founded in 1976 and serves neighborhoods north of Louetta Road and south of the Grand Parkway in Spring. www.bridgestonemud.com