The City will celebrate the completion of Phase 2 improvements to San Gabriel Park at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 4 at the Springs Pavilion, which is near the low-water crossing and the College Street Bridge. (See Springs Pavilion 10 on the map.)
Phase 2 of the San Gabriel Park improvements project included a new basketball court, restrooms at the disc golf course, two new playgrounds and swings, additional pavilions, road improvements, restoration of two existing springs, and trail improvements—including the extension of the San Gabriel trail to the Katy Crossing neighborhood, which is expected to be completed this fall.
The $4.2 million Phase 2 project was completed by Ritter-Botkin Prime Construction Company Inc. of Pflugerville.
Future phases of the San Gabriel Park project include improvements to the remaining areas of the park. The design of Phase 3 improvements was included in the City’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
Funding for the improvements was approved by voters in a 2008 parks bond. The San Gabriel Park Master Plan, which was completed in June 2015, identified improvements to be completed in phases to limit park disruptions.
One of the springs restored in phase 2 is shown below.