Hollywood Park goes forward with Triangle Park project

Triangle Park, also known as Memorial Park, is due to receive a permanent restroom system as a Hollywood Park Economic Development Corp. project goes forward. (Courtesy Google Streets)
Triangle Park, also known as Memorial Park, is due to receive a permanent restroom system as a Hollywood Park Economic Development Corp. project goes forward. (Courtesy Google Streets)

Triangle Park, also known as Memorial Park, is due to receive a permanent restroom system as a Hollywood Park Economic Development Corp. project goes forward. (Courtesy Google Streets)

The Hollywood Park Economic Development Corp. is requesting proposals for the design, construction and installation of a permanent septic system and restroom facilities at Triangle Park.

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution Jan. 18 authorizing the EDC president to seek proposals to advance the park improvement project.

For years, the city has sought to upgrade restroom amenities at Triangle Park, also known as Memorial Park. The triangle-shaped park currently has one portable restroom.

According to City Secretary Patrick Aten, an improved bathroom facility at Triangle Park is chief among preferred amenities for many respondents to a local parks use survey conducted in late 2021.

“I think a lot of residents are in favor of this,” Council Member Debbie Trueman said.



Some participants in a joint council/EDC board meeting held on Jan. 11 said upgrading bathroom amenities at Triangle Park could spur more improvements at the park, including programming more organized recreational activities.

Council Member Glenna Pearce urged the city and EDC to address other design issues, such as security, maintenance, costs and efforts to keep wait lines short when crowds are present at the park.

“I want to make sure our residents don't constantly compete with [crowds] from leagues and other organizations,” she said.

The EDC board will take up the request for proposals, including a deadline for responses, at their next meeting, which has not yet been scheduled, city officials said.

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.