Riverside park improvements will be visible as two phases of construction. Improvements for both phases were identified in the 2023 adopted Parks Master Plan, with significant community engagement through surveys, and public meetings. Improvements identified took existing usage and events held at Riverside Park into consideration, as well as future events that may be held in the park.
Primary Funding Source: Federal American Rescue Plan Allocation
Phase I improvements prioritize infrastructure and include the demolition of existing roadways, reconstruction of new asphalt roadways, 180+ designated parking spaces, new road ribbon curbing, fencing, electrical, lighting improvements, landscaping, a new modern pavilion, expanded patio of pavilion with string lighting, food truck hookups, entrance signage, and sidewalk improvements.
Primary Funding Source: Grant Funding through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Phase II improvements proposed to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department prioritize recreation and amenities. The grant includes proposed improvements of native landscaping, additional site amenities, a playground with inclusive elements, paved trail improvements, river view picnic facilities, signage, a rain collection system for the pavilion, restroom improvements, sand volleyball court improvements, public art, and additional lighting. Additional project scope elements focused on recreation amenities will be added.