League Park, long a gathering place for residents and turtles, will close to the public starting Wednesday for a $4.15 million renovation project that won’t be complete until November, officials said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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(3) comments

Michelle Aycoth

You do away with a turtle pond, landscape and add a little more green space for 4 million dollars ?

It just does not add up !!

Andy Aycoth

Chuck DiFalco

Project includes drainage improvements. From LC's website: "The park’s pavers will be replaced in a layout that is more user friendly for park goers, and the park’s tree canopy will be accented with additional landscape beds along the perimeters. Lighting of the park will be enhanced with new decorative light poles and catenary lighting over a large paver section in the center of the park. The drainage improvement work includes tying into the existing storm sewer on Park Avenue, installation of storm sewer along Railroad Avenue and Coryell Street, and pavement improvements above the storm sewer."

Michelle Aycoth

“ additional $420,000 for possible change orders, to build a new parking lot, install drainage improvements and add handicap ramps, among other improvements.”

So the other 3.7 million is for like I said, removing a turtle pond, adding grass and landscaping/ lighting ?

The City is getting taken advantage of but for all I know the light fixtures may have been required to be gold plated ?

Andy Aycoth

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