Pflugerville City Council addresses Lake Pflugerville improvement project
At the December 10 meeting, Pflugerville City Council approved a plan to reprioritize park bond funds by reducing the scope of Lake Pflugerville projects and allocating more funds to address the needs of current parks facilities. These improvements include additional parking and restrooms on the northeast side of Lake Pflugerville, renovation to restrooms and facilities at Gilleland Creek Pool, upgrades at the Green Red Barn and a maintenance facility at 1849 Park. These approved projects cost $4.1 million and make upgrades and repairs to the City’s most used parks.
“As Pflugerville grows we don’t want to lose sight of our current parks,” said Mayor Victor Gonzales, “this new list of priorities reflects our investment across Pflugerville and will benefit more of our citizens.”
In June 2019, City Council approved an initial plan for Lake Pflugerville Phase 1, which included parking improvements, additional restroom facilities in the beach area and creation of a western trailhead. The modified Phase 1 scope uses existing bond funds for the most desired improvements of parking and expanded restrooms and maximizes remaining funds to invest in needs of the current parks system. Taking into account the Lake Pflugerville Master Plan and public feedback, the parking lot will be expanded to the south of the current lot.
Bond funds from the 2014 General Obligation (GO) and 2016 Certificate of Obligation (CO) bond programs have funded trail improvements, a soccer and football complex at 1849 Park, development of Stone Hill Park and Willbarger Creek Park, restrooms at Pfluger Park and mechanical renovations at Gilleland Creek Pool. With growing demand on the City’s parks and trails system, City Council’s approval of the modified Phase 1 scope helps to maintain the City’s existing investment in parks and recreation, an important part of quality of life in Pflugerville.
For updates on these projects as they proceed, visit https://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/capital-improvements-program-cip/parks/.