Deer Park Parks & Recreation Projects

Deer Park Soccer Complex Additional Parking

This project expands parking with over 300 additional spaces at the soccer complex (the south portion adjacent to 13th Street). On September 20, 2022, the project was awarded to Texas Walls Systems, LLC for $1,640,253. The expected duration of construction is 270 days.

Phase 2 Parking Lot Improvements at the Girls Softball Complex

City staff is reviewing schematic designs and drainage, electrical, and other issues. The project provides additional parking for the facility, including security lighting. Engineered design is anticipated to be completed by 2023. The cost for this project is estimated to be $1,500,000.

Dow Park Pool Repairs

In Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Dow Park Pool Repairs include purchasing and installing UV systems for the Dow Park Pool, Baby Pool, and Splash Park. These UV systems will replace the current UV system at the Dow Park Pool and add additional water sanitation for the Dow Park Baby Pool and Splash Park. Progressive Commercial Aquatics, LLC will purchase and install the UV systems via a Buyboard contract. The cost for the 3 UV systems is estimated to be $85,860.

The children’s pool will have the current water features removed, and the installation of mushroom maze features, over n’ under nozzles, and a log slide, are included in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget. Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Water Parks will complete the project via a Buyboard Contract. The total cost for the project is $86,974.43.

Additional Parking in Glenwood Park

The design for Additional Parking in Glenwood Park is in development, resulting in additional parking for the Spencerview Athletic Complex. The clearing and grubbing of Glenwood Park to clear the property for future development and provide space for an on-site TCEQ Air Monitoring Station was completed in June 2022. The clearing project was awarded to Soil Worx LLC for $55,550. The next steps include relocating the TCEQ Air Monitoring Station on-site and constructing a 10’ wide decomposed granite access trail to the station and the Harris County Flood Control ditch for maintenance. The design of the additional parking is expected to be completed by fall 2023.

Spencerview Bridge

This 90’ x 10’ pedestrian bridge will connect the Spencerview Athletic Complex (Durant Fields) to the adjoining property donated to the City of Deer Park to develop additional parking and a new park/playground area.  The plans have been completed. CobbFendley & Associates provided the design, studied the floodplain requirement, and submitted the plans for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) approval. The purchase and installation of the bridge have been budgeted for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

Due to the bridge length and area required, several details remain to be worked out. For this project, the estimated cost is $300,000.

Community & Recreation Center

At September 6, 2022, Joint Meeting of the City Council, Community Development Corporation, and Parks and Recreation Commission, a presentation was made by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects and Durotech, our Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR), that compared the benefits of building the Community and Recreation Center as a single building as opposed to the 2-phase approach with 2 separate buildings. The CMAR worked with the architects and developed a Design Development Cost Estimate. Due to market volatility/current economic conditions/post-COVID construction cost increases, the cost estimate for the 2-phase approach significantly exceeded the budget by several million dollars. Choosing a single-building approach not only reduces cost but also reduces construction time. This change resulted in additional re-design fees of $222,000, but saved $348,824 in construction administration costs, thus a net savings of $126,824 for the project.


  1. Hike & Bike Trails
  2. Battleground Golf Course

On February 5, 2019, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation recommended and City Council approved a contract with Burditt Consultants, LLC for professional services in the development of the comprehensive hike and bike trail system. This is one of the original Type B projects. The committee comprised City Council members, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff. Phase 1 is a 1.04-mile trail connecting East X Street to East P Street, and along the way, Tiffany Amber Park, Wynfield Park, and Runningbrook Park through existing sidewalks. The project was awarded on November 2, 2021, to Moran Construction. Construction was completed in August 2022 for $399,977.50. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Wynfield Park on September 27, 2022, to celebrate the completion of the Northeast Hike and Bike Trail and the Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1.