County seeks input on sports complex located in western Travis County

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Travis County Parks is presenting a preliminary plan for a new sports complex and answering questions about the project on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Lakeway Activity Center Ballroom. Funding for this project was approved by county voters in November, 2017.

Totaling $23.5 million, the Bee Creek Sports Complex is one of the largest projects in the 2017 Travis County bond program. It also is being completed in partnership with the City of Lakeway. The city purchased 70 acres at 4440 Bee Creek Road with a $3.765 million bond city voters approved in their 2014 general election. The county, through an interlocal agreement with the city, is leasing the property and taking on its development, operations, maintenance, and management.

Travis County Precinct 3 Commissioner Gerald Daugherty says “These types of partnerships with local governments are a great opportunity for leveraging our resources. By working together, we’re able to provide the youth sports facilities that this community needs, and that we couldn’t provide on our own.” Once built, the Bee Creek Sports Complex will include the following:

  • Synthetic, multi-use fields for soccer, baseball, football and other sports
  • Restrooms
  • Meeting facility for teams
  • Playground and picnic areas
  • Trailhead
  • Improved and primitive trails
  • Maintenance building
  • Other amenities and associated infrastructure

This meeting will be an opportunity for the public to see the initial concept plan for the park and offer input. After attendees have an opportunity to review the project displays, a 15-minute presentation will be given, followed by an open discussion with county staff and consultants. Refreshments are provided. All are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/BeeCreek

Free language assistance can be provided upon request. [Ayuda gratuita en su idioma se puede proporcionar por petición.] Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs, such the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact Casey Norman, Travis County Bee Creek Sports Complex Project Public Involvement Coordinator, at 512-646-0678 or BeeCreek@makingthingsclear.com. Requests should be made at least five (5) days before the public meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

EVENT DETAILS:

Bee Creek Sports Complex Public Meeting
Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Lakeway Activity Center Ballroom
105 Cross Creek
Lakeway, Texas 78734

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