Parks/Trails Projects

Updated 4/7/17 - updated information shown in red
  
Cortadera Park Pond Project

This project is for mapping, design and dredging of the existing park pond. The project is currently under design. Staff anticipates the award of the construction project at the November 3, 2014 Town Council meeting.  A bid opening was held on November 21, 2014 and the one bid received was over budget. A second bid opening was held on May 6, 2015. Unfortunately no bids were received for the project. With no responses received after two bid openings (possibly due to the size of the project), this project is being added to the Rheudasil/Wilkerson pond dredging project. The professional services agreement for the design and bidding phases services for the dredging with Garver, LLC in the amount of $6,200 was approved through a Manager Communication. The completion of the plans and award of the construction contract will match up with the Rheudasil/Wilkerson ponds project.


Heritage Park – Phase III

This phase of the project includes an approximate 3000 sq. ft interactive play splash pad, a bio-swale and landscaping. Additional amenities include: a rustic pavilion/outdoor classroom, a small restroom, 40 additional parking spaces and connecting trails. The restroom will provide facilities for the rustic pavilion, future disc golf course and dog park users. A professional services agreement with Schrickel, Rollins and Associates, Inc., to provide master planning and construction documents in the amount of $139,750 was approved by Town Council on June 6, 2016. Bids were advertised in December. No bids were received for the project. The project was rebid in February with Northstar Construction being the lowest bidder. The award of construction contract is scheduled for Town Council approval in May. Anticipate construction beginning in June 2017.   

Heritage Park – Phase IV

This project will include an additional eighteen parking places with lighting, concrete sidewalk to connect to the trail, a wildflower meadow with designated areas with irrigation, a plaza area with signage kiosk/sundial structure, a scenic overlook, connection of a nature trail to the east side of the park via stone steps along embankment, an eighteen hole disc golf course and an entry sign at the plaza area and all infrastructure to support these elements. The professional services agreement with Schrickel, Rollins, and Associates, Inc. to provide professional master planning and construction documents in the amount of $147,000 was approved by Town Council on March 20, 2017.
 
Rheudasil/Wilkerson Ponds

This project is for the pond dredging and bank stabilization for Rheudasil and Wilkerson ponds.  A PSA to prepare the FEMA LOMAR application and a T&ES study in the amount of $11,000 was approved by Town Council on August 3, 2015. On September 8, Town Council approved the funding of the project as well as adding the Wilkerson ponds to the project. Design Amendment No. 1 to provide additional services related to a FEMA Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) application and a T&ES Study in the amount of $11,000 was approved by Manager Communication. It is anticipated that the submittal of the LOMR, review by FEMA and the approval of the LOMR will take up to 6 months. The PSA for the design of the dredging and bank stabilization of the ponds with Garver, LLC for $206,600.00 was approved by Town Council on December 7. The estimated time frame to obtain the USACE 404 Permit is 6 months. It is anticipated the permit should be issued in June 2016.  The overall schedule will time the award of the construction contract with the issuance of the permit. Design is ongoing. The consultant is working on the completion of the plans and it is anticipated that 65% completed plans will be completed by the end of January. The USACE 404 permit application packet, including plans, was submitted on October 7 with additional documentation submitted, per the Corps request, on October 16.  The consultant is working with the COE to finalize the issuance of the permit. 95% completed plans for the pond and 50% plan for wall were reviewed by Staff and comments provided to the consultant. 
 

Twin Coves Park Improvements - Phase 1A 
 
This project consists of preparation of a master plan to include RV sites, roads and parking, pavilions, primitive camp sites, cabins, restroom/shower facilities, trails, and other recreational facilities. The design contract with MHS Planning and Design Inc., in the amount of $274,000 was awarded at the October 20, 2014 Town Council Meeting. The award of the CMAR Agreement to Dean Electric, Inc., dba Dean Construction was approved by Town Council on March 16, 2015. The construction manager at risk award for phase IA to Dean Electric Inc., in the amount of $2,880,871.97, was approved by Town Council on November 2. The notice to proceed was issued with an effective start date of November 23. Ongoing work/installations:   
 
  • Irrigation system - complete
  • Top soil
  • New trees - all 250 trees are planted

Delivery of the cabins was delayed. Five cabins are delivered, anchored and leveled. The hookup of utilities and the installation of sidewalks to serve the cabins are ongoing. An additional five cabins are scheduled to be delivered late this week/early next week. The park should be open in late mid-May with at least half (10) of the cabins available for rental. 
 
Anticipated completion: May 2017

Twin Coves Park Improvements – Phase 1B

This project consists of additional amenities partially funded by a TPWD grant to include: overlook with pavilion, kayak launch, disc golf, overlay of existing asphalt, some additional trails and a playground. This phase will be constructed with the park open to the public, but certain areas unavailable during the construction. The PSA for the design and bidding phase services for phase 1B with MHS Planning and Design for $65,250 was approved by Town Council on November 2, 2016. Change order No.1 with Dean Electric, Inc., dba, Dean Construction, in the amount of $438,857.98 was approved by Town Council on April 3, 2017. The COE is still reviewing this phase and construction cannot be completed until this permit has been approved.