PARKS & RECREATION PROJECTS
The Angleton Parks & Recreation Department has various projects staff manage throughout the year. For a glimpse of departmental happenings on a monthly basis, please read our monthly Parks & Recreation Memo HERE.
For a more comprehensive view of the projects the Parks & Recreation Department has completed related to the Parks & Recreation Strategic Plan click HERE to view our progress tracker and 10-year action plan.
Lakeside Park Sidewalk Connectivity
City Council approved funding to extend and connect the sidewalk at Lakeside Parks to address ADA accessibility issues, improve access to Angleton Park amenities, encourage transportation alternatives, and provide safe routes to schools. For more information about the Masterson and Lakeside Park Sidewalk Connectivity project, contact Stewart Crouch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contractor: Donnelly Civil & Infrastructure, LLC and JP Custom Concrete LLC
Funding: Parkland Dedication Funds
Downing Tennis Courts Rehabilitation
Angleton Better Living Corporation, Angleton Independent School District, and Gulf Coast Tennis Association have partnered to rehabilitate the school district tennis courts near the Angleton Independent School District Administration Building on Downing Street. Improvements will consist of U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) regulation courts, resurfacing, new poles, nets, backboards, and fencing. For more information about the Downing Tennis Court Rehabilitation project, contact Megan Mainer, email@example.com.
Contractor: McKenna Contractors
Funding: Angleton Better Living Corporation
Current Update: Complete; Picture
Freedom Park Passive Area
Angleton Better Living Corporation approved funding for design and development of the northern 40-acre property that is in the process of being engineered for detention by a local developer and has agreed to hire Burditt Consultants for the project. In the City Council approved Freedom Park Master Plan, the northern Freedom Park parcel is designated for passive recreation opportunities. Passive recreation includes recreational activities that are commonly unorganized and noncompetitive, including, but not limited to, picnicking, bird watching, kite flying, bicycling, and walking. Burditt Consultants have begun the design process and are scheduled to be complete with construction documents by August 2023.
Consultant: Burditt Land | Place
Funding: Angleton Better Living Corporation (1/2 Cent 4B Tax)
Staff aimed to improve existing services to natatorium users by expanding capacity and establishing seating standards in the Angleton Recreation Center Natatorium. Contractors were hired to demolish concrete benches and install bleachers and benches instead of single plastic chair seating. The benches purchased will become our new indoor facility bench standard.
Funding: Angleton Recreation Center Building Maintenance
Current Update: Contactors have completed concrete bench demolition, paint contractors completed painting, and staff is awaiting new benches to be delivered.
Weight Room Equipment
Angleton Recreation Center staff developed an equipment replacement schedule aimed at ensuring the safety of our patrons as well as ensuring equipment does not exceed its useful lifespan. Machine weight equipment is due for replacement. New equipment and organization of the machines within the weight room will aid with ADA compliance.
Contractor: Marathon Fitness
Funding: Angleton Recreation Center Equipment
Current Update: Complete
BG Peck Dirt Hauling & Stockpiling
Staff and the city engineer, HDR, have been working on field drainage solutions for BG Peck Soccer Complex since 2021. The existing conditions of the fields impact recreational use during the fall and summer seasons when there is inclement weather. HDR’s recommended solution includes recutting the ditches followed by hauling in fill, sloping, and regrading the fields for improved drainage. Angleton Better Living Corporation (ABLC) authorized use of ABLC funds to haul and stockpile dirt from Freedom Park to BG Peck Soccer Complex. On July 25, City Council approved use of ABLC funds, the lowest bid in response to the City’s request for Bid No. 2023-05 Hauling of Clay, Sand, Earthen Cover Materials & Stockpiling, and a contract with the selected contractor.
Contractor: Newby Enterprises
Funding: Angleton Better Living Corporation