City Council Supportive of Parks Grant Application

City Council Supportive of Parks Grant Application
December 02, 2019
BELTON, Texas – The Belton City Council passed a resolution of support on Tuesday for a $750,000 Texas Parks and Wildlife grant application that could help fund several improvements planned for Heritage Park.
Two weeks ago, the Council adopted a master plan for Heritage Park, which calls for new features on the 84-plus acres of the former Leon Valley Golf Course. The city purchased part of the former golf course in May 2018 for $2.1 million.
The new features planned for the park include:
  • River dock
  • Pavilion
  • Amphitheater
  • Trails
  • Parking
  • Bathrooms
  • Park Lane
  • Ponds
  • Permanent dog park
  • Multipurpose recreation fields
The resolution of support helps make the grant application more competitive. The application deadline is Dec. 4.
The plan is for the park to be developed in phases, the first of which is projected to cost $4.3 million. The first phase includes the extension of Park Lane, which will help provide better access to the expansion area.