PARKS & RECREATION PROJECTS
Freedom Park Master Plan
The City of Angleton requested proposals from professionally qualified Landscape Architect (PLA) consultants, and/or similar professionally qualified consultants, in November to provide comprehensive design and planning services to update the master plan for Freedom Park located at 3105 N. Downing, Angleton, TX 77515. Two town hall meetings were held on October 12 and November 9 to assess and prioritize park amenities desired by the public. The plan will include 42-acres of undeveloped land north of Freedom ball fields which has a pond. Master planning of Freedom Park will commence in January 2021. For more information about Freedom Park Master Plan contact Megan Mainer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gateway Signage Master Plan
In 2018, the Azimuth Group, Inc. (AGI) was retained by the City to support the planning, facilitation, and documentation of an intensive strategic planning workshop. From various collaborative brainstorming exercises, one of many strategic themes was to Enhance the Local Economy. Strategic objectives, or tasks, that were identified under this strategic theme included: defining and marketing a compelling Angleton brand, attracting new commercial development, and supporting quality residential growth.
This project focuses on city gateway signs and landscaping to guide motorists into the community. A new City brand has been selected. The Gateway Master Plan will be developed in fall 2020 and spring 2021.
The City of Angleton is working with Parks Board, ABLC, Lakeside Task Force, City Council and Clark Condon to complete design development for Lakeside Park including an outdoor pavilion. Preliminary renderings for pavilion structures and park amenities layout options have been presented to boards for input. Design development will continue through Fall 2020 followed by bid construction solicitation and administration Spring and Summer 2021. For more information about Lakeside Park development contact Megan Mainer, email@example.com.
Bates & Dickey Disc Golf Course
The City of Angleton Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that Bates Park Disc Golf course will be expanding to an 18-hole disc golf course at Bates and Dickey Parks. The City has partnered with local area disc golf players to design a new and exciting course as well as an Eagle Scout, Jacob Watson, to institute new disc golf tee signs. We look forward to a grand opening Fall 2020. For more information about Bates & Dickey Disc Golf course contact Megan Mainer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master & Strategic Plan
The Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master & Strategic Plan created a road map for ensuring an appropriate balance of facilities and amenities throughout the community now and into the future. The final Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master and Strategic Plan was approved by City Council on December 10th. You can view an electronic copy here or visit the Angleton Recreation Center to review a paper copy. We are nearing completion of this fiscal year’s actions items. Pending tasks include: engage a teen advisory board, boulevard mowing RFP, improve park patrol, develop a neighborhood watch program with the Police Department and implement Lakeside Park Master Plan elements. For more information regarding these meetings Megan Mainer, email@example.com.
Strategic Plan FY 2019-2020 Project Tracker - Tasks completed to date
In December 2019, the City of Angleton adopted a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master and Strategic Plan. This study helped determine current and future level of service for the community based on public input as well as aid in developing a strategic action plan for the Parks & Recreation Department.
Developing a scholarship program was one of the short-term strategic goals for fiscal year19-20. The scholarship program is marketed and available to residents of Angleton in need regardless of income level.
The scholarship program establishes eligibility, requirements, distribution, award level and guidelines that apply to all Angleton Parks & Recreation programs for which a fee is charged. The scholarship program will serve youth, adults, and seniors in Angleton city limits. It is the desire of Angleton city council that scholarships exist to execute the goal of Angleton Parks & Recreation by assisting low-income families and subsidizing costs associated with Angleton Parks & Recreation programs on a January 1 – December 31 basis. For more information about the Recreation Scholarship Program contact Geri Gonzales, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkland Dedication Ordinance Revision
The City’s Strategic Plan notes park development fees will be assessed. Overall, our current Parkland Dedication ordinance outlined in the LDC needs to be updated. Staff has hired Dr. Crompton from Texas A&M to revise the City of Angleton’s Parkland Dedication ordinance. Dr. Crompton was hired to draft this ordinance for the following reasons: 1) Having a political life, in addition to his professional life, as a member of the 7-person College Station City Council which provides sensitivity to the importance of political context; 2) Experience in court cases as an expert witness in parkland dedication ordinance disputes; 3) Analyses of the current parkland dedication ordinances that he has collected from all 65 Texas cities who are believed to have such ordinances; 4) Analyses of 41 ordinances collected from the 100 largest U.S. cities that have such ordinances.
Dr. Crompton will development the ordinance to align with the following outline:1) Presentations to the City Council, Parks Board, ABLC, Planning Board, and other groups deemed appropriate to explain the principles and process; gather information needed to develop a draft ordinance; and consult with staff; 2) Submit a draft ordinance for city staff; receive feedback by phone/zoom; submit an amended draft; 3) Visit the city to present the draft to City Council, Parks Board, ABLC, Planning Board, the Development Community, and other groups deemed appropriate to receive their feedback; consult with staff; prepare a final draft; 4) Visit the city to informally brief each city council member (or small groups that do not breach the open meetings regulations) on the final draft to ensure they are fully informed and to receive feedback for possible amendments to the draft; and 5) Visit the city to formally present the proposed ordinance to the city council for them to act upon as they see fit. For more information about the Parkland Ordinance revision contact Megan Mainer, email@example.com.
TXDOT Traffic Controller Cabinet Art Wraps
The City of Angleton is seeking artists to aesthetically treat utility infrastructure throughout the community. Artists will be commissioned to transform traffic signal controller cabinets in Angleton from functional infrastructure into colorful and inspired works of art. The City of Angleton, with input from the Keep Angleton Beautiful Board, will select up to three artists and artist teams to develop designs for signal boxes in Angleton. Signal box locations include areas along Business 288, South Velasco and Loop 274. Artists who are interested should contact Daveyon Edwards for additional information.