San Gabriel Park is currently undergoing Phase 1 of improvements. The project, which broke ground March 24, includes a new playground with a sensory walk, improved entry and directional signage, and the restoration of the spring habitat to its natural state through the re-establishment of the spring channel and native vegetation.
Other improvements will include parking, roadway, utility and drainage improvements; realignment of the Morrow Street and Chamber Way intersection; additional restrooms and pavilions; upgraded park furnishings throughout; and trail and accessibility improvements throughout the park.
The approximately $2.5 million project will be completed by Georgetown-based Weststar Construction and should be completed in January 2018. Austin-based RVi Planning and Landscape Architecture completed the master plan and design.
City Council approved the construction contract at its regularly scheduled Jan. 24 meeting. Funding for the project was approved by voters in a 2008 bond package.
Access to the park will not be affected; however, short-term road closures and detours are expected to happen throughout construction in the Phase 1 area. The San Gabriel Park Master Plan, which was completed in June 2015, identified improvements to be completed in phases to limit park disruptions.
For more information about the park, please visit parks.georgetown.org/san-gabriel-park.
San Gabriel Park Master Plan
A master plan for San Gabriel Park was completed in June 2015. This master plan was a culmination of public input and existing conditions to define the vision for future park development and programming. However, plans such as this are typically conceptual but do assist in providing a framework for future planning and development activities. The master plan for San Gabriel Park proposes four phases for renovation. This phased approach allows areas of the park to remain open and usable. Funding for the improvements to San Gabriel Park were part of the voter approved 2008 Park Bond.
Located at 811 Main Street, Founder’s Park is where Williamson County’s first six commissioners met under a stately oak tree in May 1848 to choose a location for the county seat. George Washington Glasscock offered to donate the land he owned jointly with Thomas B. Huling as a site for the county seat. The land was bounded by the oak tree at one corner and the San Gabriel River to the north and west. The commissioners named the town Georgetown in Glasscock’s honor. For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/founders-park.
Contact for this Project
For questions about this project, please contact Eric Nuner, Asst Parks Director, (512) 930-3525, email@example.com.
The 525-acre Garey Ranch, which is located along the South San Gabriel River, was donated by Jack and Cammy Garey in 2004 along with $5 million for park development. In 2008 voters approved a bond for an additional $10 million for the park’s construction. Upon completion, Garey Park will become the City’s largest park, which is roughly 1.5 times the size of Zilker Park in Austin. Amenities at the park will include a playground, a splash pad, a dog park, an equestrian arena, the Garey House event space, pavilions, and more than 6 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Other facilities include an entry gate, restrooms and a maintenance facility. Visit parks.georgetown.org/garey-park for more information.
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Contact for this Project
For questions about this project, please contact Eric Johnson, CIP Manager, (512) 819-3145, firstname.lastname@example.org.