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File #: 19-3014    Version: 1 Name: Update: Julian Feild Park
Type: Discussion Item Status: Old Business
File created: 1/9/2019 In control: Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation
On agenda: 6/17/2021 Final action:
Title: Update: Julian Feild Park
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Title

Update: Julian Feild Park

 

Requested Action

Project Update

 

Recommendation

Project Update

 

Description/History

In 2018, the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation (MPFDC) purchased a 3-acre tract of land along Magnolia Street that was bordered by the existing 5-acre Julian Feild Park. The acquisition of this property allows for the expansion of the park to include other amenities such as a looped walking trail, picnic stations and passive recreation. This acquisition also allows for a potential future connection to the Walnut Creek Linear Park system through James McKnight Park West.

 

A consultant agreement has been executed with Kimley-Horn and Associates to prepare conceptual images and cost estimates for developing the park with the inclusion of a Veterans Memorial. Staff will work with the consultant to gather input from the public, MPFDC, City Council’s Public Memorials Sub-Committee and the Veterans Memorial Foundation to develop the master plan.

 

 

May 2021 - Staff will be providing an update to the Public Memorials Committee on May 17th and receive direction based on the models/concepts that the graduate students from UT-Arlington created in 2018. The master plan project is expected to be completed in August 2021.

 

June 2021 - Staff provided an update to the Public Memorials Committee and members of the Veterans Memorial Foundation on May 17th. Following the presentation, the group reviewed the models/concepts that the graduate students from UT-Arlington created in 2018 and provided feedback to staff. The committee requested that a follow-up committee meeting be scheduled to review the consultant’s draft conceptual plans before scheduling a public meeting. This meeting is expected to be held in June. The master plan project is expected to be completed in August 2021.

 

 

Funding Source

MPFDC ½ cent sales tax

 

Prepared By

James Fish, Senior Park Planner, RLA, ASLA

James.Fish@mansfieldtexas.gov

817-728-3394