|Parks and Recreation
Staff continues to perform routine maintenance throughout the park system. They have also been concentrating on winter landscaping tasks.
Doubletree Ranch Park
The Denton County Master Gardeners assisted staff with planning 270 one gallon plants – and they did it in 1.5 hours! The Denton County Master Gardeners are an amazing group of people, we are fortunate that they chose to adopt Doubletree Ranch Park.
Staff has received the enhanced crosswalk hardware for the crosswalk at Highland Shores Boulevard and Community Center Drive. The contractor to install the hardware has been selected and staff is coordinating the timeline with them.
The contractor continues to move forward with the parking lot addition. They continue to work on preparing the site for painting (pressure washing the site), signage, and sod. Laying of the sod has begun and the painting will begin after the first of the year.
Victoria Park Track Replacement
BW2 Engineers has submitted the preliminary design of the track replacement for staff to review.
Highland Village Road Sidewalk
BW2 Engineers continue to work on the design of the sidewalk.
Halff Associates has submitted the 90% complete design for the Pond Expansion project. Staff has reviewed the submittal and returned it to Hallf Associates. Additionally, Halff Associates has submitted the 100% complete design for the Softball Field Expansion for staff to review.
Doubletree Ranch Park to DCTA Train Station Pedestrian Connection
The southern section (south of the pond) is closed to the public due to the construction of the pedestrian bridge that will provide access from Doubletree Ranch Park to the DCTA Train Station. Construction is expected to be complete at the end of February 2019.
Doubletree Ranch Park Shade Structure and Playground
Staff has received approval from Council to move forward with the shade structure, playground, and teen swing area. All of these items are proposed to be installed over the winter months. Staff has submitted the contracts for construction services.
Park Shade Structures
The installation of shade structures at Lions Club Park, Turpin Park, and Lower Sellmeyer Park have begun with the footings for the structure continuing to cure. Shade structures at Unity Park (exercise equipment and Dog Park areas) will be installed when the company returns to install all of the top structures.
Pilot Knoll Park
Staff continues to perform site work, but we expect the facility to be complete in January.
Copperas Branch Park
Staff has contracted with La Terra Studio for the creation of the Copperas Branch Park Master Plan.
Chapel Hill Estates Trail Connection
Staff is working with BW2 for the design of this project which will connect Castlewood Trail (on the west side of FM 2499 pedestrian tunnel) to Chapel Hill Estates along the southbound side of FM 2499.
FM 2499 Landscape and Maintenance Services Contract
Matthew Ansted is in the process of updating bid documents in preparation of the RFP advertisement.
Monday: Assorted Card Games - Dealer’s Choice, Spades in the Library
Tuesday: Assorted Card Games - Dealer’s Choice, Dominoes, 42
Thursday: Assorted Card Games - Dealer’s Choice, Bridge, Rummikub
On Saturday, 16 Senior All-Stars took a trip to Fort Worth to see The Nutcracker Ballet at Bass Performance Hall. Prior to the show, they enjoyed lunch at various restaurants within Sundance Square.