Dow Park Type B Renovations
During their regular meeting August 2, City Council accepted a Dow Park Pavilion concept conducted by Halff Associates. Prior to Council's approval, the item was reviewed and approved by the DPCDC during their most recent meeting on July 25. The Parks and Recreation Commission also reviewed the recommendations during their August 1 meeting. To view the approved conceptual design of the Dow Park Pavilion, see pages 1-12.
During their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 1, City Council approved several items impacting ongoing Type B-funded projects including construction of the Dow Park Pavilions.
All items approved by Council had been previously recommended for approval by the Deer Park Community Development Corporation (Type B) during their last regular meeting on October 24.
After discussing the items during their workshop, City Council granted authorization to seek bids for a contractor to construct the Dow Park Pavilions, with an estimated project cost of $1.5 million. Council also approved agreements with CorWorth Building Systems, Restroom Facilities Ltd., and PlayWell Group for various aspects of the project including pavilion buildings and structures. Images from the Dow Park Pavilion construction documents are provided below.
The City of Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank our residents for their patience as construction continues on the new Dow Park Pavilions and new restrooms.
As of early July, the restroom structures have been built offsite and are awaiting shipment to Dow Park. The site for the pavilions, which required additional time due to a change order addressing plan revisions, is also in progress. Total completion of the Dow Park Pavilions, contingent on weather, is anticipated for Fall 2017.
“We are so excited to see the major changes these two new pavilion structures and restroom facilities will bring to Dow Park,” said Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Sandberg. “Once they’re open, our residents and visitors will be able to rent the facilities for birthday parties, family and kids’ events, senior groups and departmental programming.
“This will also be the venue for next year’s Summer Concert Series and other PARD programming throughout the year. They are going to bring a whole new life to our city!”
Sandberg also wished to remind residents that many staples of Dow Park - from the splash pad and the swimming pool, to the tennis courts and baseball fields, to the rose garden, small back pavilion and south restrooms - remain safely accessible to the public during construction.
“The area that is under construction for the new pavilions is clearly marked and not available for citizen use, but the rest of the park is still open and we have activity going on every day,” he said. “The park is accessible from both the north and south entrances, and alternate walking paths have been created to allow joggers to continue to utilize the park.
“Also, an additional parking lot has been opened behind City Hall with an additional 49 spots, so it’s a great time to visit the area!”
For more information, contact Sandberg at 281- 478-2054.