Huffington Park, 6204 College St., will close next Monday (May 17), but for the best possible reason — a makeover that will add a play structure, shade arbor, and game and picnic tables to the 25-year-old facility.
Here’s how the project, which was approved in February, is described in a news release from the city:
One of the biggest improvements to the park will be replacing the existing play structure with a new ship play system and seahorse rider in a newly expanded artificial turf area that will include shaded sections.
Improvements also include removing the decomposed granite path and replacing it with a concrete sidewalk. The new path and existing sidewalk will be rubber capped to allow smooth travel for anyone walking or pushing a stroller.
Other new features include, two – Expression Swings, new fencing, a drinking fountain with a bottle filler feature, and refreshing of the light poles.
The Parks and Recreation Department worked with a Citizen Group, Parks and Recreation Board and Friends of West University Parks Fund on the proposed improvements and City Council approved the concept Feb. 22.
Residents can sign up for updates on the progress of the project at westutx.gov/parkprojects.