City Officials got out of City Hall Tuesday and into the community for more feedback on some big projects in the works like street improvements in the Northeast, and the Eastside Regional Park.
“When you think of the 2012 quality of life bond program, Eastside Regional was one of the major components of that program,” El Paso City Engineer Sam Rodriguez told KTSM.
The City of El Paso voted to move forth on design for phase two of the Eastside Regional park going up near Montana and Rich Beem Drive. That means developing 26 acres of land to include two additional flat fields, two diamond fields, parking areas and a skate park.
“What the city council approved it’s a design build contract. This first phase by process includes the construction services. They’ll be developing a design and a final price that we will be bringing back to council later this year so we can start construction on phase two,” Rodriguez explained.
Rodriguez said the budget for phase one is $45 million and phase two would be an additional $14 million. Those funds coming from the 2012 quality of life bond, “So it’s a significant investment in this part of town as to the regional park amentities.”
Future phases are expected to complete the park, “An ampitheatre, additional flat and diamond fields, walking trails that are going to complete out that 92 acre park that’s going to be one of the major attractions for our recreational opportunities for the city,” Rodriguez said.
Work hasn’t actually started on the Eastside Regional Park. The City is aiming to break ground in the fall with completion toward the end of 2020.