Parks Capital Improvement Projects

Active projects

Click on the name of the project below to read more about the project scope and status. The latest updates to the page were made in January 2023. 

  1. Skate Park
  2. Fitness Station at Slayter Creek Park
  3. Restroom at Slayter Creek Park
  4. Splash Pad Renovation at Slayter Creek Park
  5. Bryant Park Practice Fields
  6. Johnson Park Ballfield Lights

Project Scope: Design and construction of a Skate Park at Slayter Creek Park.  The facility will cover approximately 18,000 SF and will be lighted.

Status: Five concept plans were presented by New Line Skateparks to a group of neighbors who use the skating elements currently located at the Slayter Creek Park.  A preferred concept was selected with minor changes. The concept plan was presented to the Parks Advisory Board on Aug. 15 and will be further developed into a three-dimensional model. Once the model is presented to City Council and approved, construction documents will be created. 

SPA Skateparks has been selected as the contractor. 

Construction is anticipated to begin late March/early April 2023 with significant work underway by June and will be completed Fall 2023. The construction agreement will be on the November 22 City Council agenda. The guaranteed maximum price is $1.8 million. At Council’s direction, staff will propose $1.5 million from park GO bond funds and $300k from park development funds. 

As a reminder, lighting and landscaping are not included in the scope of construction. Staff are proposing to combine lighting bids with other projects to get a better price, and landscaping will be proposed from park development funds

Update December 2022: SPA has entered into an agreement with Kimley-Horn for landscape architecture, developed a demolition plan for the existing skate spot, and the existing skate amenities will be going to auction in coordination with the Finance Department.

Update January 2023: View the 3D renderings of the Skate Park

coming soon skatepark

skate park 2022

The following five projects will be designed by a single consultant, simultaneously.

Update - Dec. 16, 2022

Jacobs Engineering has reached 90% review drawings for the following projects:

  • Henry Clay “Yank” Washington Park Phase Two
  • Slayter Creek Park Parking Lot Expansion
  • Slayter Creek Park Pickleball and Basketball Courts
  • Natural Springs Park Secondary Parking Lot

Staff has submitted comments on the drawings and is evaluating preliminary opinion of probable construction cost information provided by Jacobs.  The goal is to bid the projects together in early January to give adequate time to carefully review the plans, prepare the bids, and receive more bids to ensure both the best quality and price.

A change order with Jacobs for additional electrical engineering design services to develop an electrical master plan for Slayter Creek Park was approved by the City Manager’s Office.  The professional services project order is in development for electrical at Yank Park has been submitted to the firm and staff is waiting for their signature. 

The City Manager’s Office has approved the final design for the splash pad and has signed the agreement with NewLine for the skatepark. Both construction signs are now installed on location. 

  1. Natural Springs Park Secondary Parking Lot
  2. Slayter Creek Park North Parking Lot Expansion and Practice Field Lighting
  3. Pickleball and Basketball Courts at Slayter Creek Park
  4. Yank Park – Phase 2 Improvements

Project Scope: Design and construction of a secondary parking lot near the existing dog park at Natural Springs Park.

Status: A preliminary layout was completed by City of Anna staff and will be developed into construction documents by a consultant.   Staff is finalizing an amendment to a master professional services agreement and plans to present the agreement to City Council on Aug. 23 for approval.  The project is currently scheduled to bid in December 2022 with construction ending by the end of Winter 2023.

Natural Springs Secondary Parking lot

Projects in planning

  1. Community Recreation Center
  2. Trails
  3. Sports Complex

Community Recreation Center

Project Scope: Planning, design, and property acquisition for an indoor recreation facility

Status: Based on current available funding (capital and operations), the project will be primarily a community center with a recreation component. A task force will create a project charter to guide the design development. Basic component may include meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen, and a gymnasium. The project is a suitable candidate for design/build. Staff held discussions with the Parks Advisory Board and Council on potential locations and directions for planning an indoor recreation facility per the 2021 Bond program. Staff presented to Council on October 25, 2022 to discuss the proposed process for planning the facility. Funding for planning has been allocated for this project in the FY23 Park CIP budget. Council received a report and provided feedback at the November 8, 2022 regular council meeting. Staff brought back a contract for professional services on November 22 that Council approved to follow a similar process to the library project. A kickoff presentation and discussion will be had with the park board and Project Advocates on December 19, 2022.