Construction of Allen’s newest community park is expected to begin in May.
The 75-acre complex will be the first community park on the west side of Allen. Located at the southwest corner of Ridgeview Drive and Bray Central Drive, it will feature a lighted softball complex with artificial turf, multi-use fields, a looped pedestrian trail, nature trails and a playground. A central restroom facility and concession stand will make the new park an attractive option for large tournaments. Twenty-five acres of the park will be kept as natural land.
The park will cost approximately $10 million, including $7.3 million for construction. Additional funds will cover the installation of artificial turf and public art.
Following a competitive bidding process, Allen City Council awarded the project to Schmoldt Construction during the April 11 council meeting. The company expects construction to take 10-12 months.
As for the park’s official name? Allen Parks & Recreation staff asked residents to submit ideas via an online survey. Options will be discussed at an upcoming Parks & Recreation Board meeting.