The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is holding a second public meeting to gather public input on plans for a future Westside Park. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at the Community Center at 445 E. Morrow Street in San Gabriel Park.
The primary focus of the meeting is to review possible amenities suggested at the previous public meeting on January 22, as well as through input from the MindMixer site. Additionally, a preliminary concept of the park will be presented to show possible program areas within the park.
The new 90-acre park will be on the northwest side of Shell Road near Shell Spur. The property is currently undeveloped. The City purchased the 90-acre property in 2013 for $1.35 million in order to develop the land into a park on the west side of the city. Revenue from the 2008 voter-approved parks bonds was used to purchase the land.
The westside park could include uses such as fields for soccer and baseball, playgrounds, nature trails, picnic pavilions, and natural areas.
The Parks and Recreation Department will incorporate public input in the design of a master plan for the westside park. The master plan process is expected to take approximately six months. The construction timeline for the park will depend on utility and development projects in the area, as well as future funding.