Grapevine to save almost $900,000 on construction of city's first dog park

The city of Grapevine's first dog park will be located at Big Bear Creek Park. The city of Grapevine's first dog park will be located at Big Bear Creek Park.[/caption]

At the Grapevine City Council meeting on Nov. 1, Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Mitchell presented two pricing options for the construction of the city's first dog park at Big Bear Creek Park.

One option was to contract the work out for $2,445,000, which would allow parks staff to focus on other projects. The second option was to have the parks and recreation department install portions of the park themselves for $1,550,000, which is nearly $900,000 cheaper.

Mitchell said the department has done this before on previous projects such as Casey's Clubhouse, which is located in Dove Park.

"We would not have to hire additional staff," he said. "We have staff that are more than capable of doing this work and more than happy to do it."

Council ultimately decided to point Mitchell in the self-performing route of constructing the park.

Mitchell said drawings for the park are expected to be done by Feb. 1 with construction to follow after.

For previous information on the dog park, click here.
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.