Voters approved $15 million for development and improvement of parks and recreation facilities throughout the city, including neighborhood and community park renovations, replacement of Crawford Park Pool, repairs and improvements to the senior center, construction of multi-use trails, and the first phase of a new centrally-located signature community park.
Neighborhood Parks Renovations – Bradford Park and Calf Pasture Park are neighborhood parks scheduled for improvements in the first year of the bond program. After seeking public input on the project scope, the park renovations are expected to begin in July 2018.
Creative Playground Replacement at Virginia Weaver Park – The creative play structure at Virginia Weaver Park will be replaced with a new creative playground with enhanced accessibility for children with special needs. The city council has engaged a firm for the design of the new playground, which will involve substantial community input. Public design meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Government Center, 285 Uptown Blvd.
Design for New Outdoor Pool – The city is currently conducting a site analysis for the new outdoor pool, which will replace the current pool at Crawford Park. The design team conducted a public meeting on March 22 and will present initial findings and recommendations to the Parks & Recreation board and city council this summer.
Repairs and Improvements at the Senior Center - The city council allocated funding in the first year of the program for repairs and improvements to the Senior Center.