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

  • Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1 - On February 5, 2019, City Council approved a contract with Burditt Consultants, LLC for professional services in the development of the comprehensive hike and bike trail system. Burditt Consultants is working on project design and management, as well as other services as required by the scope of work for site feasibility and trail master plan implementation. Anticipated cost for this project is $500,000. 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. Contract for construction design services with Burditt Consultants, LLC for Phase 1 was approved by the Community Development Corporation on October 28, 2019 and by City Council on November 5, 2019. Design for Phase 1 is underway and is about 60% complete. The City of Deer Park, along with Burditt Consultants, is working with CenterPoint Energy on the terms for trail access in the easement. Project design is expected to be completed this summer and City staff plans to go out for bid in late fall.
  • Community Recreation Center and Aquatic Study – On November 6, 2018, City Council authorized a professional services agreement with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects for the development of a community center and aquatic needs assessment. The assessment would include 3 conceptual project options, as well as the budgets, conceptual site plan assessments, study assumptions, and a schedule of meetings. Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects made several presentations to City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, and the Parks and Recreation Commission. At the January 13, 2020 joint meeting of City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Stephen Springs of Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, along with City Staff, presented a conceptual design and rendering of a proposed Community/Recreation Center with indoor pool, gym, indoor walking track, as well as bathhouse replacement for the outdoor swimming pool. Projected construction and operating costs, cost recovery options, and funding options were presented and discussed. This was the 8th joint meeting held to discuss the community center. The consensus was to pursue a Type B sales tax continuation election to provide funding.

Note: Other Type B projects previously completed include the Maxwell Adult Center, Girls Softball Complex, Spencerview Athletic Complex, Dow Park Pavilion, and the Deer Park Soccer Complex.

Other Projects

  • The City of Deer Park received a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the future Northeast Hike and Bike Trail. RVi Planning was selected as the landscape architecture firm to develop the design and layout of the trail. According to the preliminary conceptual design, the trail will begin at Park Green Park and extend south to Runningbrook Park, offering several trail and path connections along the way. Surveyors gathered data from the trail site to use in the final design and construction documents. Design is about 90% complete. With the completion of design expected this summer, City staff plans to go out for bid this fall. 
  • The condition of the Irrigation Pumps at the Battleground Golf Course was reviewed in June 2019. This project will remain as an ongoing part of maintenance. A water feature/backup pump has been installed. The main irrigation pumps were manufactured and completed this spring. A back-up irrigation pump was temporarily taking the place of the additional pumps until the new pumps were completed and installed in May. This project is complete and the Battleground Golf Course receives the proper irrigation amounts for turf growth. 
  • The Dow Park Concession and Storage Building was in poor condition due to normal wear and tear and had to be demolished. JTB Services, Inc. performed the demolition, which was completed in September 2019. Carnes Engineering was hired to design the new structure. City Council authorized City Staff to seek bids for the construction of a new 1,200 square foot Dow Park concession stand on December 17, 2019. The project is being funded by General Funds. Currently, City staff is considering going out for re-bid due to some changes to the scope of the project. Staff members are working on the proposed scope with concession and storage elements for the building. Completion is expected to be by November.   
  • One of the exterior columns in the Front Entry at the Court and Theater Building was damaged. After further evaluation, a structural engineer determined that deterioration damaged the structural integrity of the columns. The recommendation was to completely remove the column structures. Plans were prepared for the removal of the columns, as well as drainage improvements. Frost Construction was awarded the project at a cost of $51,000. Demolition has begun and is expected to be completed by fall. Options for art and a canopy are being considered for the building’s entrance to portray a modern appeal. 
  • Work continues on the development of plans for the Spencerview Bridge, a bridge to connect the Spencerview Sports Complex (Durant Fields) to the adjoining property donated to the City of Deer for development of additional parking and a park/playground area. Consulting architects, CobbFendley & Associates, was hired to study the floodplain requirement for approval by the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). The data is being prepared to be submitted to HCFCD and the design of the bridge is underway. 
  • The Dow Park Municipal Pool Re-Plaster Project, consists of the extensive removal of several layers of plaster, leak detection and repair, the addition of an ADA ramp, as well as the installation of wall returns, handrails, and other material upgrades. Construction began in April 2020 after the project’s approval in March. The project is expected to be completed early this summer at an anticipated cost of $186,465. The project is being funded by Capital Outlay and Capital Improvement Funds.

Note: Projects previously completed include the Deer Park Nature Preserve, Wayfinding Program - Phase I, and the Pony Field/P Street Parking Lot.

Public Works Department

Completed

Project NameStartedCompletedCost
Sanitary Sewer Rehab Project, Park Meadows Subdivision, Sections 1-4March 2019Jan. 2020$1,957,242.05
Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation, Phase 4June 2019Jan. 2020$249,983.88
Street Replacement ProjectMay 2018Feb. 2020$5.1 million
Surface Water Treatment Plant Sludge RemovalNov. 2019Feb. 2020$546,253
Street Marking and Lane Striping ProjectJuly 2019March 2020$147,487.37
Restoration of the Police Firearms Training FacilityJan. 2020May 2020$788,788.78


  • Outfall Repair at Battleground Golf Course, South Ditch, Started: April 2019, Completed: May 2020, Cost: $125,482.10 - The storm drainage system outfalls along the south ditch of the Battleground Golf Course that borders Westside Manor Subdivision were damaged by heavy rainfall over the last couple of years and needed to be replaced. The 5 concrete outfalls in the ditch were replaced with reinforced concrete pipe and corrugated metal pipe, roughly 255 linear feet of new pipe. The project was awarded to SKE Construction, LLC through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $125,482.10. The project was funded with 2007 Series Certificates of Obligation Bond Funds and completed ahead of schedule. 
  • CMP Storm Sewer Rehab, Started: April 2020, Completed: May 2020, Cost: $90,161 - Hurricane Harvey damaged the storm sewer outfalls at 6 locations in Deer Park: Eastwind Drive, Dow Circle, Wisdom Drive, 2nd Street, Bayou Vista Drive, and Garret Blvd. This project entails the removal and repair of roughly 260 linear feet of damaged reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and replacing corrugated metal pipe with new RCP. City staff applied for a FEMA Public Assistance Grant to help with the repairs to the outfalls. The project was awarded to T Construction at a cost of $90,161. Total eligible cost under FEMA was $83,171, of which FEMA covered $74,853.90 while the City of Deer Park undertook $8,317.10. This project started in April 2020 and was completed roughly 60 days ahead of schedule on May 6, 2020.
  •  Storm Sewer Rehab, New Orleans Street, Started: March 2020, Completed: April 2020, Cost: $269,661.60 - This project consists of slip lining 250 linear feet of storm sewer outfall pipe on New Orleans Street. The existing storm pipe is in bad condition. Improvements were necessary to allow better flow and increase capacity. In addition, the inlets were replaced with larger inlets and the damaged paving was replaced. Services were purchased from Vaught Services, Inc. through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing Program. The project was funded with water and sewer funds at a total cost of $269,661.60.

In Progress

  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project, Phase 2, Started: August 2017, Anticipated Completion: August 2020, Cost: $13,636,685 - This project is identified in the 10-year Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan. The project was split into two phases and is being funded with Certificates of Obligation. Phase I of the project was awarded to CSA Construction and was completed in February 2017 at a cost of $4,998,654. In June 2017, Phase II of the project was awarded to LEM Construction in the amount of $13,636,685. The project is on track to be completed by the end of August 2020.
  • 2020 Waterline Rehab, Started: May 2020, Anticipated Completion: August 2020, Cost: $672,883.79 - This project is part of the city’s ongoing mission to rehabilitate the water system to reduce water loss, as well as maintain optimal water pressure and superb water quality. The project consists of pipe-bursting 5,600 linear feet of various waterlines across town ranging from 6” to 12” in diameter. The locations identified for rehabilitation are E. 13th from Luella to Deer Avenue, Luella Avenue from Arbor Dr. to Pasadena Blvd., Henderson Lane from Lufkin/Tyler Lane to San Augustine Street, and Texas Avenue between Pasadena Blvd. and Brookhaven Avenue. These waterlines are in degraded condition and need to be rehabilitated due to severe leaks or upsized to improve water pressure for the area they serve. Services for this project were purchased from SKE Construction, LLC through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $672,883.79.
  • Sanitary Sewer Project, X Street, Started: June 2020, Anticipated Completion: September 2020, Cost: $441,447.92 - The project consists of pipe-bursting 3,500 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer pipe along X Street due to pipe failure under the pavement and rehabilitation sanitary lines within the Maxwell Subdivision, adjacent to City Hall. Pipe-bursting services were purchased from Vaught Services, LLC (A Vortex Company) through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing Program. The total cost of the project is $441,447.92. 
  • Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects, Started: June 2018, Anticipated Completion: Undetermined, Engineering Services Cost: $504,290 - CobbFendley was hired to perform engineering services to develop ways to alleviate flooding associated with the 2017 Hurricane Harvey rain event. In June 2018, the initial agreement focused engineering design services on Heritage Addition and Deer Meadows Subdivisions. Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions were added in February 2019. In June 2019, the agreement was amended to also include an analysis of historical repetitive flooded areas in the city. CobbFendly reported the findings of their study to City Council on November 19, 2019.
    • Heritage Addition, Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions: 
      • Heritage Addition - Construction plans are complete and include lining corrugated metal arch pipes south of Lambuth, upsized storm sewer on Lincoln and Lambuth, new detention pond on Lambuth, and storm sewer improvements at Travis & N. Crockett. Cost estimate is $2.2 million. Project is expected to go out for bid this summer, with construction anticipated to begin by fall. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 9 months.
      • Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine - Construction plans are complete and include new storm sewer and outfall on Kitty Street, new storm sewer, channel and outfall on Luella Ave., and new detention pond on Pasadena Blvd. Cost estimate is $1.3 million.
    • College Park: Study Phase - Presented existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models. Cost estimate is $5.3 million to $5.9 million for pavement and drainage items.
    • Intersection of P Street and Center Street: Study Phase - Presented existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models. Cost estimate is $11 million for pavement and drainage items.
    • Deer Park Gardens: Design Phase - Presented existing scenario models. Cost estimate is $12 million for pavement and drainage items.
    • Boggy Bayou: Design and Study Phases - Presented existing scenario models. Cost estimate is $9.6 million to $14+ million.     
    • Parkview West: Study Phase - Presented existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models. Cost estimate is $6.9 million for pavement and drainage items. Note that the initial study area was expanded after it was determined that downstream water was backing up due to the elevation of the adjacent Boggy Bayou. The Parkview West area, as well as areas within and adjacent to the 100-year flood plain, are being studied by CobbFendley through an interlocal agreement with Deer Park and Harris County Flood Control District in a new “Boggy Bayou” Watershed Study. The project study start-up, existing condition analysis, and proposed condition analysis begin this summer. Results and recommendations are expected by fall.