City breaks ground on Independence Park Project
The City of Pearland broke ground today, May 31, at the Independence Park Groundbreaking Ceremony. The event symbolized the beginning of construction work for the $4 million Independence Park Improvement Project.
"You think about all the great cities and their parks, there are so many great public spaces that communities are known for. I guarantee you that this park will become something that will further distinguish Pearland as the place to be.", said City Manager Clay Pearson.
As construction moves forward, the park will remain closed until the project’s completion. During the closure, park users will still have access through the Liberty Drive entrance. The current dog park will remain open through a temporary entrance off of Pearland parkway. The rest of the park will be closed to the public. The closure includes the basketball court pavilion and the Independence Park pool. The project will include a reorientation of the park entrance, landscaping, relocation and replacement of the existing playground, improvements to the existing pavilion, the construction of additional parking and the construction of an amphitheater for special events. Construction for this project is expected to conclude in September 2018.
Construction for the project has officially kicked off, with on-site preparation and demolition underway.
This project is part of the city’s effort to ensure Quality Parks, Recreation and Events – one of Pearland City Council’s six Strategic Priorities. For more information on this project and other City Capital Improvement Projects, visit pearlandtx.gov/projects. To view a facility map for this project and others, log on to the Capital Improvement Projects webpage.
Stay up to date on the progress of the project by visiting pearlandtx.gov/parkprojects.
Check out some of the highlights from the groundbreaking: