Construction at Jaycee Park!
It is hard to believe, but just 1 1/2 years since our first meeting, construction at Jaycee Park has begun!!!!! The work they are doing at the park today is the silt fence, which is to prevent construction sediment and debris from running into the storm water system. It will remain up for the duration of the water playground project.
The contractor should be excavating the area of the splash pad in the coming week.. Next week we should see the subsurface components begin to be installed. After that the sidewalk and splash pad concrete will be formed up and poured. The playground and donor seating plaza will begin after that. These are only estimates since several factors, including weather, City Permitting and Inspections, as well as delivery times for components will play a part in the schedule. The contractor will be leaving the sidewalk intact as long as possible to limit the inconvenience experienced by park users. The baseball field is still open and will remain open for the duration of the construction. (If you would like updates, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can be added to the email list)
Since the project is a little farther behind schedule than we had originally planned, there is still time to purchase pavers (bricks) for the donor seating plaza. They are $150 for a 4×8 and $200 for an 8×8. Please let us know if you would like to purchase one.
Jaycee Park on the City’s CIP List
Jaycee Park has been put on the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) list for the budget years 2011-2015 (see http://www.houstontx.gov/cip/11cipadopt/parklist.pdf) . I believe this is due to the hard work and $$ we have all put into this park as well as all the CIP requests that were sent in online last year. It is good news in that we are on their radar now, the funds are dependent on a future bond election and also the support of our future council member. If council decided, they could just “delay” the project/funding. We may really have to petition our future council member in order to make sure these funds go to this park and not a park in another part of town.
Thanks for all your support in improving this park! It is truly paying off!