Round Rock is taking the first steps to bring more parkland to the downtown area. A contract for the design of the Lawn at Brushy Creek is under consideration by city officials and will be voted on by the City Council on March 9. The project would extend an existing trail down Sheppard Street/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way to the Brushy Creek hike and bike trail, and would provide options for water detention and water-quality management.
The $277,834 contract under consideration would authorize Dream Workshop to begin creating the schematic master plan for the park. This plan would help plan out the use of greenspaces owned by the city for the park, as well as land required for Heritage Trail, which would run through the park. The firm will also seek opportunities to collaborate and coordinate with other downtown projects like the paseo slated to replace the Palm House.
Funds for the contract would come from the city’s general self-financed construction fund. The construction of the project is tied to the city’s $230 million 2023 bond Proposition A, which includes improvements for several parks and other city facilities characterized as quality-of-life enhancements. Round Rock citizens will vote on the bond in the May 6 election.