Orchards Park will soon be under construction, following a vote by Allen City Council. Members awarded the construction bid to SOI Group during the March 8 council meeting and set a project budget of $698,000.
The new park will be built between Malone Road and Angel Parkway. It will feature two play structures, three bays of swings, a shelter, a loop trail and an open field.
Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC) will contribute $350,000 to the project—more than half the total budget. The remainder will be paid for by park trust funds and neighborhood park bond funds.
Construction is expected to begin this spring. Barring delays, the new park will be open late this summer.