Kyle City Council approves two Gregg-Clarke Park improvements

Kyle City Council approves two Gregg-Clarke Park improvements
Kyle City Council authorised new flooring for Ash Pavilion and a $1 million skate park at Gregg-Clarke Park at its common City Council conference Feb. 21.


Council Member Yvonne Flores-Cale claimed the council selected to make enhancements to Gregg-Clarke Park because there was a need to update.

“I consider considering the fact that it’s a single of our older, more substantial parks we just felt like there was a need to update,” Flores-Cale informed Local community Impact.

According to agenda files, the installation of the new flooring will value $80,755 with $40,377.50 of people cash currently being obtainable from the 2020 Common Obligation Bond Fund. The town will shell out $500,000 for the skate park.

The remaining half of the two buys will be presented by Hays County, per an interlocal settlement with Kyle in which the county has agreed to match funding to make enhancements to the park. Hays County will lead a maximum amount of $1 million for Gregg-Clarke Park improvements.

Mateflex, a relatives-operate modular tile maker, will put in an athletic courtroom surface area for Ash Pavilion at Gregg-Clarke Park as a section of the park’s overall advancements. Ash Pavilion was created as component of 10-calendar year-outdated Ash Crane’s check with from the Make-A-Want Foundation. Crane, who has a congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic still left heart syndrome, wished for a public concrete roller rink back again in 2018. Kyle Hockey, a nonprofit hockey league in Kyle that works to make hockey quickly obtainable and affordable to folks dwelling in Central Texas, was later on fashioned and has ongoing to mature.

“So a lot of guys have come down, and they appreciate the pavilion. They really like the ambiance they appreciate the city, and the sport court docket will just make it much better hockey,” Lisa Crane, Ash’s mother, informed Group Influence.

The new court docket surface area will be 190 feet by 60 ft with higher-impact polypropylene modules. The flooring, which will have an interlocking tile method, will have a 15-12 months limited warranty.

“It implies a great deal,” Ash, who is now 15, explained to Neighborhood Effects. “Now we can have much more people appear, and all people can enjoy the great activity of hockey.”

The council also authorised an arrangement with Transcend Inc.’s Spa Skateparks for the layout and building of a skate park. Spa Skateparks is a skate park building corporation dependent out of Austin.

On Dec. 6, Town Council permitted a acquire purchase of $1 million for the layout and design of the skate park.

Aside from Ash Pavilion, other Gregg-Clarke Park aspects that are envisioned to acquire enhancements are the basketball and tennis courts, loos, concessions, the interior park road, leveling and grading, landscaping and irrigation, and the playground.

City Council will meet up with yet again at Kyle Metropolis Hall on March 7 at 5:30 p.m.