Parks Capital Improvement 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.
- Skate Park
- Fitness Station at Slayter Creek Park
- Restroom at Slayter Creek Park
- Splash Pad Renovation at Slayter Creek Park
- Bryant Park Practice Fields
- 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!
Project Scope: A shaded fitness station will be provided east of the existing splash pad at Slayter Creek Park and immediately adjacent to a new restroom building. The area will accommodate equipment for various exercises on a padded surface.
Status as of November 2022 : A $50,000 grant was awarded to the City to supplement the construction of the project. Staff designed the pad based on survey data received Sept. 19. Equipment arrived October 2022, and bids have opened for the concrete pad. USA Shade will install a shade structure above the fitness court.
Anticipated completion by early February 2023.
Project Scope: Design and build a small restroom building east of the existing splash pad at Slayter Creek Park.
Status as of December 2022: The restroom has been designed and will bid once it has been sited with the upcoming fitness center (both will be in close proximity). Staff is currently planning utility connections and siting the building based on recently received survey data.
The sanitary sewer and electrical engineers that are being brought onboard for splash pad project and lighting projects in the park will assist with utility design which will be included in the plan set. The sanitary sewer design is expected to be completed in January.
The project is scheduled to be complete near the end of Q1 2023.
Project Scope: Funding was provided in the current Park CIP budget for minor splash pad improvements, but pump and mechanical failures have prompted a complete evaluation of the future viability of the splash pad.
Status as of Sept. 21, 2022: A report was completed by an aquatics consultant which is currently under review by City of Anna staff. Findings and recommendations were presented to the Parks Advisory Board on Aug. 15 who recommended a complete renovation with a budget of $2.5 million to Council. City Council approved a design/build contract with Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks on Sept. 16.
A public input meeting was held at the Parks Advisory Board meeting on Sept. 19.
Status as of December 16, 2022: The project has moved into the Construction Phase with the target date for opening remaining early May 2023. Estimated capacity for the splash pad is 399 users, and the wet surface area portion is over 2k sq. ft. larger than existing splash pad. The current estimated cost of the concept below is just under $2.2 million. Kraftsman will work to expand the splash pad while still leaving a healthy project fund buffer. Staff continues to work with the design team to ensure that the restroom and fitness court work with the splash pad. A sanitary sewer and electrical engineer are both now onboard.
The target date for opening is early May, 2023.
Project Scope: Install chain link fence and soccer goals at Bryant Park to activate the park as a multi-use practice facility. A possible future phase would include irrigation, lighting and parking.
Status as of December 2022: Soccer goals have been assembled and delivered to site. Fence installation has been completed. Soil has been tilled and seeded. Park sign has been ordered but no firm ETA on arrival, yet. Staff anticipates the sign may arrive in December.
Irrigation design scheduled to begin by the end of the fiscal year. A contract proposal with Dunkin Sims is likely going to go before Anna City Council at one of the February meetings to begin concept planning for the sidewalk, restroom, etc. prior to irrigation design.
Project Scope: Installation of permanent sports lights for both baseball fields at Johnson Park.
Status as of December 2022: Construction agreement with Musco Sports Lighting executed July 28, 2022. Geotechnical work was performed to verify standard footing design for light poles was sufficient for the soils on the site. Now equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the site in mid-January. Project will be completed before the beginning of baseball season.
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.
- Natural Springs Park Secondary Parking Lot
- Slayter Creek Park North Parking Lot Expansion and Practice Field Lighting
- Pickleball and Basketball Courts at Slayter Creek Park
- 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.
Project Scope: Design and construction of a parking lot expansion at the north end of Slayter Creek Park accessed by Rosamond Parkway. Practice field lighting will be installed at the south end of the park before or concurrently with the parking lot expansion.
Status: 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.
Construction is proposed in the FY2023 Park CIP and is funded by the 2021 Bond Program. Options are being evaluated for lighting of the practice fields at the south end of the park near the tennis courts.
Update November 2022: Staff is working on acquiring an electrical engineer for the lighting portion of the project.
Project Scope: Design and construction of pickleball and basketball courts located in Slayter Creek Park at the southwest corner of the main parking lot off of Rosamond Parkway.
Status: A preliminary layout was prepared by City of Anna Staff and will be developed into construction documents by a consultant. An amendment to a master professional services agreement with Jacobs was approved by City Council on Aug. 23. A design kick-off meeting was held, and design is in progress.
Construction is proposed in the FY2023 Park CIP and is funded by the 2021 Bond Program.
Project Scope: Design and construction of improvements to Yank Park which include a half-court basketball court and a trail around the existing playground which will make it more universally accessible.
Status: A preliminary layout was prepared by City of Anna staff and will be developed into construction documents by a consultant. An amendment to a master professional services agreement with Jacobs was approved by City Council on Aug. 23.
A design kick-off meeting was held, and design is in progress. Design is funded in this year’s budget in the Park Development Fund, and construction is proposed in the FY2023 Park CIP, funded by the Park Development Fund.
Update November 2022: A sidewalk with benches is being proposed around the outside perimeter of the fall zone area. Jacobs Engineering has been directed to complete a lighting package that will be bid as an alternate to give Anna City Council the option to include lighting for the court and/or playground. The basketball court orientation has been changed to a northwest orientation to account for evening sun. The court was also relocated slightly to remove it from a sanitary sewer easement that runs between the playground and court.
The project should go to bid in December 2022.
Projects in planning
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.
Project Scope: Planning, design, and property acquisition for trails as recommended in the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan.
Status: Trails are needed to connect city parks, schools and downtown among other areas in the community. Amenities such as trail head access points, signage, and benches will be phased in future years. Staff has received a proposal from one of the preferred firms identified in the master professional services RFQ. Initial proposal was for alignment and partial construction documents for several trail segments. Staff is evaluated a change to the proposal that would include complete construction documents for several currently identified trail connection segments with partial design on additional segments to speed up the process of getting trails under construction faster. This project is expected to be initiated in Q4 2023 after other projects are either complete or nearing completion.
Project Scope: Planning, design, and property acquisition for a sports complex.
Status: Funding in FY23 is primarily for the acquisition of 60 to 80 acres (about the area of a large shopping mall) of land for a sports complex. A feasibility study is also funded. Funding for the construction of a sports complex has not yet been identified or determined and may be recommended for a future bond program. Staff anticipates securing the services of a real estate broker by Q3 2023.