Parks Capital Improvement Projects

Active projects

Click on the name of the project below to read more about the project scope and status. 

  1. Skate Park
  2. Restroom at Slayter Creek Park
  3. Bryant Park Practice Fields
  4. Slayter Creek Park Practice Field Lighting

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.

History: Five concept plans were presented by New Line Skateparks to a group of neighbors who use the skating elements currently located at 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 was selected as the contractor. 

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

Update September 2023

  • Forming and grading continues. 
  • Engineering to inspect drainage outfalls in channel once reinforcement is installed.
  • Working on finalizing the contract for lighting.

skate park 2022

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

  1. Natural Springs Park Secondary Parking Lot
  2. Slayter Creek Park North Parking Lot Expansion
  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.

History: 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. 2022, for approval. 

Status as of July 2023:

Construction began in July 2023. The contractor has begun excavation of the site and concrete work, landscaping, irrigation, and lighting will follow. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of fall 2023.

Natural Springs Park Concept Construction Drawings (below)

natural springs parking lot concept

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 currently 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 components 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.

Status as of July 2023:

A task force, made up of the Parks Advisory Board members, in coordination with City staff and two consultants, has begun developing a project charter for a community recreation center. Input from neighbors has been received via public meetings and an online survey. Survey results have been compiled and evaluated, and a draft project charter has been developed. It will be presented to the task force and City Council in August 2023. The development of the project charter is an essential step in the project as it will aid and guide the architect throughout the design process. A schedule has not yet been developed for the design and construction of the facility.