Parks News

San Gabriel Park undergoing improvements

**A portion of the trail on the west side of the park near the duck bridge is currently closed due to construction. Please proceed with caution through this area and be aware of construction equipment. As part of our Parks ADA Transition program, parts of the trail will be closed intermittently throughout the spring and summer to facilitate reconstruction.**

NOTICE: Due to ongoing renovations to San Gabriel Park, Morrow St. may be closed periodically for drainage and road work.

San Gabriel Park is currently undergoing Phase 1 of improvements. The project includes a new playground with sensory walk, improved entry and directional signage, and the restoration of the spring habitat to its natural state through the re-establishment of the spring channel and native vegetation.

Other improvements will include parking, roadway, utility and drainage improvements; realignment of the Morrow Street and Chamber Way intersection; additional restrooms and pavilions; upgraded park furnishings throughout; and trail and accessibility improvements throughout the park.

The approximately $2.5 million project will be completed by Georgetown-based Weststar Construction and should be completed in January 2018. Austin-based RVi Planning and Landscape Architecture completed the master plan and design.

City Council approved the construction contract at its regularly scheduled Jan. 24 meeting. Funding for the project was approved by voters in a 2008 bond package.

Access to the park will not be affected; however, short-term road closures and detours are expected to happen throughout construction in the Phase 1 area. The San Gabriel Park Master Plan, which was completed in June 2015, identified improvements to be completed in phases to limit park disruptions.


San Gabriel Park Master Plan

A master plan for San Gabriel Park was completed in June 2015. This master plan was a culmination of  public input and existing conditions to define the vision for future park development and programming. However, plans such as this are typically conceptual but do assist in providing a framework for future planning and development activities. The master plan for San Gabriel Park proposes four phases for renovation. This phased approach allows areas of the park to remain open and usable. Funding for the improvements to San Gabriel Park were part of the voter approved 2008 Park Bond.

San Gabriel Park Master Plan