Baldwin Park

About the Park

Baldwin Park provides a picturesque view of the lake  and is located within the Lakeview subdivision. This park is also accessible utilizing the trails from Natural Springs Park. 

Location

1235 Lakeview Drive

Amenities

Current amenities at Baldwin Park include:

  • Playground
  • Gazebo (first come, first serve)
  • Restrooms
  • Walking trail that connects to Natural Springs Park
  • Community lake with permitted use of non-motorized boats and fishing

Hours

Hours of general park use shall normally be from one hour before dawn until 11:00 p.m. City parks shall be open for the public every day of the year during designated hours, except during unusual and/or unforeseen emergencies.

history of park name

The park adjacent to the Lakeview Estates is named after a previous owner of the property, Jesse Glenn “Bud” Baldwin, great grandson of James Schluter (later changed to Slayter) at the October 19, 2020 Parks Advisory Board meetingCity Council adopted a Policy and Procedure for Naming City Parks, Trails, Recreational Areas, and Other Recreation Facilities on November 10, 2020. The previous owner of the property, Jesse Glenn “Bud” Baldwin, is the great grandson of James Schluter (later changed to Slayter). Mr. Slayter was a German immigrant who fought in the Texas Revolution, and the land was originally granted to Mr. Slayter for his service in the Texian Army in the amount of 320 acres. The land remained in the family until it was eventually handed down to his great grandson, Jesse Glenn “Bud” Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin fell into poor health and the family sold off parcels of the land for their sustainment including 51.24 acres of land where the Lakeview Estates community is today. The City Council will consider naming the park at an upcoming regularly scheduled Council meeting.