Parks projects include Phase II of the Trail Connectivity project to connect Centennial Park to Independence Park, the construction of the Max Road Sports Complex Phase I with six international-sized soccer fields, Shadow Creek Ranch Park Phase I, which will be a multipurpose sports complex, Centennial Park Phase II, which will include the demolition of existing soccer fields and the construction of two new lighted softball fields, installation of a new picnic pavilion, and additional parking. Also included is Phase I of Independence Park that includes playground and pavilion improvements, additional parking, an amphitheater, and the construction of a 7,000 square foot Nature Center.
Delores Fenwick Nature Center - Phase I
Phase I of the Delores Fenwick Nature Center was one of the many park projects included and approved in the bond election of 2007. This project will give Pearland a unique opportunity to showcase JHEC (John Hargrove Environmental Complex) as a learning opportunity for the entire community. The JHEC includes the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, a water treatment plant, a trail system (completion in 2016) and the eventual site of the Delores Fenwick Nature Center.The Delores Fenwick Nature Center will include a 7,000 sq. ft. building built to stringent green standards, with an open-air pavilion at one end that will include environmental educational displays, demonstration gardens, interpretive exhibits, restrooms, a classroom with 50-seat capacity.
Independence Park - Phase I
Phase I of Independence Park was one of the many park projects included and approved in the bond election of 2007. Independence Park is one of the oldest and most recognized parks owned by the City of Pearland. Phase I improvements include a reorientation of the entry into the park, landscaping, relocation and replacement of the existing playground, improvements to the existing pavilion, the construction of additional parking and the construction on an amphitheater for special events.
FYI: Brazoria Drainage District 4 is currently expanding Mary’s Creek at Independence Park in order to increase drainage. Due to the extent of work required, the north side of Independence Park will be closed until work is complete. The work is expected to be complete by Fall 2018. These modifications are necessary to stabilize the severely eroded banks of the channel and improve the conveyance of storm water during future flood events. This project, which is being implemented with the cooperation of the City of Pearland, is administered and overseen solely by Brazoria Drainage District 4. The drainage district has jurisdiction of waterways, and the extent of the ultimate easement. After Hurricane Harvey, most regional drainage or flood control districts realized the need for additional capacity in areas. With the density of homes in the area, the drainage district elected for the least invasive action to protect and preserve residents.
For more information about this project, please visit Brazoria Drainage District 4’s website.