Hall Street Park Improvement Project
Conceptual Master Plan
Why engage in the development of the park?
- Additional landscape (including shade treens, ornamental trees, shrubbery and colorful plantings) will add to the beauty, value and appeal of Turtle Creek.
- A "Signature Site" offers a focal point for Turtle Creek Association promotions.
- Permanent Signage (directional & historical)
- Donor recognition
- The site will offer a meeting point for existing and new Turtle Creek Association activities.
- Creek Cleanups
- Nature walks
- Wildlife photography classes
- Horticultural / Gardening demonstrations
Why this site?
- The access point to the Katy Trail has made this the center of pedestrian traffic in the Corridor.
- The proximity to Lee Park provides opportunities for collaboration on events.
What will development entail?
- The project is designed to accommodate the existing Turtle Creek community, NOT to attract crowds to the area.
- The design envisions the following features
- Two tasteful entry points,
- A large open space area (which will have power and can be utilized for small social events).
- A walking path which provides opportunity for Katy Trail walkers to visit the Park and return to the Trail.
- A remote reflective garden with several areas providing seating, shade and solitute.
- Tree lightening to enhance the beauty and security of the park.
The project is divided into two phases. Phase 1 includes the features mentioned in the Project Overview. Phase 2 is an optional enhancement that, if pursued, would entail an Open Air Pavillion.
Total costs for Phase 1 are estimated between $225-250,000. Most of the funding for this phase will come from existing City bond funds.
In 2006, the City authorized $300,000 for "Reforestation" in Turtle Creek. These funds can be ultilized for all costs associated with the planting and maintenance of trees and related "softscape" improvements.
A portion of these bond funds ($116,000) can also be used on "hardscape" costs (such as the pathway and utilities.)
The costs for Phase 2 are estimated between $115,000-$150,000.
The funding for this phase would come from bond funds not used in Phase 1 and additional private funding.
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