Cedar Park, Leander move forward on park projects

Veterans Memorial Park was one of several park facilities in Cedar Park and Leander slated to receive upgrades in 2017.

Veterans Memorial Park was one of several park facilities in Cedar Park and Leander slated to receive upgrades in 2017.

What we reported In 2015, Cedar Park voters approved a $5.65 million bond proposition for parks and recreation projects. In May 2016, Leander voters approved a $26.65 million bond proposition for the development and improvement of existing city parks.


The latest In November, Leander completed the purchase of parkland along the San Gabriel River, and design is in the works for Lakewood Community Park. The city has issued requests for qualifications for design work for synthetic turf at Robin Bledsoe Park, Mason Creek Trail and the senior center.
In December, Cedar Park City Council approved a resolution for the design and improvements at Veterans Memorial Park in an amount not to exceed $500,000. Improvements include dog park renovations, turf renovations at the sports fields, expansion of the plaza seating and pool resurfacing.


What’s next In Cedar Park, turf renovations, plaza seating and pool resurfacing could be completed in 2017, and renovations to the dog park are expected to be completed in 2018. The synthetic turf at Bledsoe Park in Leander could be completed around September, and design work for the Mason Creek Trail is expected to begin by March.