PARKS & RECREATION PROJECTS
Future Park Development
The City of Angleton's Parks and Recreation Department is working closely with the Parks & Recreation Board and Angleton Better Living Corporation (ABLC) to address low scoring park and amenities within the Angleton Parks system that are addressed in the Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master and Strategic Plan. Some of the parks in need of attention are the Municipal Pool, Reuben Welch Park, Veterans Park, Officer Cash Memorial Dog Park, and the Angleton Recreation Center. The Parks & Recreation Board, ABLC, and City Council will help to determine the most immediate need related to future park development. Survey results can be found below. For additional information about future park development, please contact Megan Mainer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parks & Recreation ADA Transition Plan
The City advertised a request for qualified and experienced consultants with project experience in ADA surveys, transition plan development and implementation to bring the City’s programs, services, and facilities into compliance with Title II of ADA and the Texas Accessibility Standards. Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Angleton is required to complete a self-evaluation and transition plan for its programs, services, and facilities to identify barriers and improve accessibility. The project will include, but not be limited to, a review of City facilities and associated parking lots, parks and associated parking lots, signalized intersections, existing sidewalks and associated curb ramps, design and construction standards, documented public concerns, sponsored boards and commissions, programs, procedures, and policies. For more information about the Park & Recreation ADA Transition Plan contact Megan Mainer, email@example.com.
Freedom Trail Lights
The City of Angleton, in collaboration with TXU Energy, will complete the installation of LED solar lighting along Freedom Park Walking trail this fall. The City was eligible for TXU’s Greenback - Energy Efficiency Rebate when they were selected as the City’s energy provider. These rebates award the City $13,000 each year, for two years, for LED projects. Year one is complete. For more information about the LED trail lighting project at Freedom Park contact Stewart Crouch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bates & Dickey Park Improvements
The City of Angleton is working on several improvements at Bates and Dickey Parks. You may see construction already underway for our new sand volleyball court and StoryWalk structures. You can expect to see additional improvements including Bates pavilion replacement, Dickey playground replacement, and bench installation. Below are links to Dickey playground renderings. The playground will include a 2-5 age play space, 5-12 age play structure as well as swings. For more information about Bates & Dickey Park improvements contract Stewart Crouch, email@example.com.
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 includes the 42-acres of undeveloped land north of Freedom ball fields which has a pond. The Master Plan for Freedom Park was approved by City Council on July 27, 2021. The City looks forward to the design development phase in fiscal year 2021-2022. 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 was approved by City Council August of 2021. Elements of the plan will be implemented as funds arise. For more information about the Gateway Master Plan contact Megan Mainer, email@example.com..
The City of Angleton collaborated with Parks Board, ABLC, City Council and Clark Condon to complete design development for Lakeside Park including an outdoor pavilion. Design development was completed in spring 2021 and construction was bid late spring 2021. The City has selected DL Meacham to complete the work which is tentatively scheduled to begin fall 2021. For more information about Lakeside Park development contact Megan Mainer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkland Dedication Ordinance Revision
Public park and recreation areas are valuable assets that advance the public’s health, safety and welfare. The Parkland Dedication Ordinance recognizes that parkland dedication is a fair, reasonable and uniform method of financing these assets that does not impose an unfair burden on new or existing development. The intent is to require new development to pay its proportionate costs that are associated with providing new or expanded parks and conservation areas, so they are borne by the new homeowners who are responsible for creating the additional demand. Staff has hired Dr. Crompton from Texas A&M to revise the City of Angleton’s Parkland Dedication ordinance. The Parks & Recreation Board has approved the revised parkland dedication ordinance and it is currently under legal review before it is presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for approval. For more information about the Parkland Ordinance revision contact Megan Mainer, email@example.com.
TXDOT Traffic Controller Cabinet Art Wraps
The City of Angleton completed the first round of TXDOT Traffic Controller Cabinets art wraps at Business 288, South Velasco and Loop 274 in the spring 2021. The City of Angleton pursued a second round of artists’ submissions to transform traffic signal controller cabinets in Angleton from functional infrastructure into colorful and inspired works of art revolving around Texas wildflower, birds and/or butterflies. Art has been selected for the second round of Traffic signal controller cabinets which will be located at HWY 35 and S Velasco, S Velasco and Orange, and Loop 274 and Cedar. Staff is currently working with Houston Sign Company for art installation. For more information about TXDOT Traffic Controller Cabinet Art Wraps contact Megan Mainer, firstname.lastname@example.org.