City Construction Projects
The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:
Parks and Recreation Department
Type B Dedicated Sales Tax Projects
- Maxwell Adult Center
- Girls Softball Complex
- Girls Softball Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Dow Park Pavilion
- Deer Park Soccer Complex
- Deer Park Soccer Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Except Spencerview Bridge
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Security Parking Lot Lighting
- The Deer Park Soccer Complex Additional Parking project expands parking with over 300 additional spaces at the soccer complex (south portion of complex adjacent to 13th Street). This project is expected to be completed by winter 2023.
- The design for Additional Parking in Glenwood Park is in development, which will result 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 this summer. The clearing project was awarded to Soil Worx LLC in the amount of $55,550. The design of the additional parking is expected to be completed by fall 2023.
- Phase 2 Parking Lot Improvements are currently being designed for the Girls Softball Complex. The project provides additional parking for the facility, including security lighting. Cost for this project is estimated to be $2,000,000. The design of this additional parking is expected to be completed by early 2023.
- Plans for the Spencerview Bridge, a planned pedestrian bridge to connect the Spencerview Athletic Complex (Durant Fields) to the adjoining property donated to the City of Deer Park for the development of additional parking and a new park/playground area, have been completed. CobbFendley & Associates provided the design, studied the floodplain requirement, and submitted the plans for approval by the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). Details regarding the construction of the bridge, cost, and installation are being prepared. For this project, the estimated cost is $200,000 and the anticipated start date is in January 2023.
- Community and Recreation Center – On April 5, 2022 at a joint meeting of City Council, DPCDC, and Parks and Recreation Commission, Durotech, Inc. gave a presentation regarding its proposal for the CMAR for the new Community and Recreation Center. At the City Council meeting that same Tuesday, April 5th, City Council awarded the selection to Durotech as CMAR for this project. Durotech and Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects are developing the design and construction plans for the project with the input of City Staff. Project cost is being developed.
- Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1 - 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, consisting of members from City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff, selected Phase 1 as a 1.04 mile Tributary B to Willowspring Creek. The project was awarded on November 2, 2021 to Moran Construction in the amount of $393,287.50. Construction began in January 2022 and was completed this summer. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for this fall.
Other Parks and Recreation Projects
- In Phase I, II, and III of the New Dow Park Bridges project, the Parks and Recreation Department replaced 6 of the 8 pedestrian bridges in Dow Park with new 8' x 23' galvanized steel bridges, completing Phase I in spring 2021, Phase II in summer 2021, and Phase III in fall 2021. Phase IV, the remaining 2 bridges that need to be replaced, are included in the FY 2021-2022 budget. Total cost for Phase IV is $126,467, which includes materials, freight, and installation. These bridges are currently in manufacturing and expected to be installed this fall.
- The Northeast Hike and Bike Trail is expected to be completed by fall 2022, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to follow. The 2.6 mile recreational trail begins at Park Green Park and extends south to Runningbrook Park, offering several trail and path connections along the way. The project was awarded on December 21, 2021 to Moran Construction in the amount of $405,874.53 and was funded with a $200,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, in addition to $205,875 from the General Fund.
- The Battleground Golf Course Maintenance Barn is in need of repair. For this project, Derk Harmsen Construction Co., Inc. was hired in the amount of $45,578. It will be funded by the Golf Course Lease Fund and expected to be completed by October 2022.
- The Battleground Golf Course Club House Roof Replacement project was awarded to a subsidiary of Tremco Inc., Weatherproofing Technologies Incorporated, in the amount of $429,176.77. The project involves removing the existing clay tile roof, waterproofing, and replacing the clay tiles. The project will be funded from the Golf Course Lease Fund. Anticipated completion is November 2022, depending on weather conditions.
- Phase 1 of Tree Removal from The Battleground Golf Course was completed this summer. The project removed 20 to 25 damaged tallow trees from the property. For this project, Oak Tree Service was hired in the amount of $4,900. The project was funded by the Golf Course Lease Fund.
- The Replacement of the Perimeter Fence at the Dow Park Tennis Courts was completed by Foster Fence LTD this summer. The project involved removal of the existing chain link fence, as well as installation of a new 10' chain link fence and new windscreens. Cost for the project was $68,422.
- Repairs were needed on Bulkheads at The Battleground Golf Course at holes # 9, 13 and 14. The project involved the addition of vinyl bulkheads to help prevent erosion and the loss of greens adjacent to water areas. In regards to hole #14, the project was awarded to Texas Bulkhead Construction, LLC in the amount of $8,550 and completed this summer. Repairs for holes #9 and #13 will be in the FY 2022-2023 budget.
Public Works Department
- East Meadows Detention Pond, This project involved the clearing of overgrowth at the East Meadows Detention Pond to maintain positive drainage performance. The project was awarded to JBM Landscape & Irrigation, LLC in the amount of $57,155, funded by the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Storm Water Fund Budget, and completed in May 2022.
- SWTP Solids Handling Improvements, Solids handling improvements involved the construction of several new facilities at the Surface Water Treatment Plant enabling the plant to reuse some of the water it loses through backwashing and desludging. The project was awarded to CSA Construction in the amount of $4,453,685, funded with $4,453,685 out of the Water and Sewer Certificates of Obligation, and completed in June 2022.
- Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation - Deer Meadows Section 2, Due to several pipe collapses in section 2 of the Deer Meadows Subdivision, this project consisted of pipe-bursting approximately 5,500 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary pipe on Oklahoma Ave., New Orleans St., Tulsa St., and Atlanta St., as well as rehabilitation of 15 manholes. The rehabilitation reduces residential sewer problems and prevents inflow and infiltration reaching the sewer plant. The project was awarded to Vaught Services, LLC in the amount of $565,676, funded with water and sewer funds, and completed in July 2022.
- Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects, Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine: The project was awarded to Mar-Con Services, LLC in the amount of $1.653 million. Construction began in August 2021 and completed in July 2022. The City of Deer Park entered into an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Precinct 2/Harris County Flood Control District to jointly fund this project. The City of Deer Park was awarded $1,005,985 through the ILA for storm sewer improvements, including a detention pond on Pasadena Blvd., storm sewer inlets, as well as a new roadway and outfalls on both Kitty Street and Luella Ave.
- Deer Park Terrace Street Reconstruction, Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. has submitted a proposal for the Deer Park Terrace Street Reconstruction Project, which includes Linda St., Robin St., Irene St., Maxie St., and W. 3rd St. The scope of the project entails engineering design services for pavement reconstruction and public utility replacement. The existing storm sewer will be analyzed and designed according to Harris County Flood Control District standards. Engineering services are currently ongoing and submittal plans are expected in early 2023. Plans are to go out for bid soon after. Duration of construction is anticipated to be 9 months. Cost for the project is $512,028.40, with funding coming from a 2021 General Obligation Street Improvement Bond.
- SWTP Clearwell, Transfer Pump, Ground Storage Tank and Disinfection, The Ardurra Group was hired to prepare the design, specifications, and engineering plans for the Clearwell Improvements at the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP). The improvements involve the construction of building baffles inside the 2 on-site Ground Storage Tanks (GSTs) and to add pumping capacity with the addition of a pump to the existing clearwell or to increase the size of the pumps in the clearwell. This project has 3 objectives. First, it increases the amount of contact time between the water and the chemical disinfectant through the addition of baffles in the 2 ground storage tanks located at the water treatment plant. Secondly, the project increases the firm capacity of the clearwell transfer pumps. The firm capacity is the capacity of water that can be pumped with the largest piece of equipment out of service. Finally, the project converts the current gas chlorine system to an on-site generation of hypochlorite. Final negotiated cost is $6,185,290. Funding sources for this project include $250,000 in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Water Treatment Plant budget, $5,800,106 in Bond Funds 512 and 513, with a proposed budget amendment of $140,000. Construction has started. Duration of construction is expected to be 480 days.
- 2022 Sidewalk Project, The primary focus of this project will be to remove and replace damaged sidewalks in various locations around the city. Areas with submitted concrete work orders were inspected, leading to the addition of sidewalks in the vicinity that could be repaired as well. The project also includes the construction of several accessible ramps in locations currently without them. The project was awarded to On Par Civil Services in the amount of $286,517.33. Duration of construction is anticipated to be 90 days (October 2022). The project is being funded by the Street Maintenance Department's sidewalk maintenance funds.
- Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects, Deer Park Gardens: The project is a multi-phased (approximately 8 phases) drainage improvement plan within the Deer Park Gardens study area. The Norwood drainage improvement project is the first phase. It involves the construction of additional drainage piping, inlets, and a junction box at Norwood Dr. and E. 8th Street. The project aims to increase drainage flow and reduce flooding, particularly at the mid-blocks on Norwood Street and Martha Street between E. 8th Street and Marlene Street. An Interlocal Agreement was approved with the Harris County Flood Control District and executed on January 4, 2022. On April 5, 2022, the contract for the first phase was awarded to Specialty Construction TX, LLC in the amount of $360,196.13. Construction started in July 2022 and is expected to be completed in winter 2022.