Parks Projects

The City of Longview Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to continually offering new and exciting facilities for the community. The Park Master Plan is the guideline that helps determine the needs and wants of the public.


Guthrie Trail


A trail Master Plan was completed in January 2009.  Since that time, existing sections in Akin and Guthrie were reconstructed with concrete and Boorman Trail was completed.  The next development in order to meet the goal of interconnecting existing trails is to extend Guthrie.

Phase 1 connects Cargill Long Trail at Fourth Street to Akin Trail at Delwood. The total length of this section is 5,078 feet. Total project cost was $1.9 million. Construction began in the summer of 2018 and was completed in June 2019.   
Phase 2 will connect Akin Trail at Eden to Guthrie Trail at Johnston. The total length of this section is 4,659 feet. Alignment and design of this project began in July 2018 and utility relocation began in June 2019. The final design is anticipated in Fall of 2019 with construction beginning in Spring of 2020. This project's expected completion date is in the Fall of 2021. 
Phase 3 will connect Guthrie Trail at McCann to Boorman Trail at Hwy 80. The total length of this section is 4,067 feet. Alignment and design of this project began in July 2018 and utility relocation began in June 2019. The final design is anticipated in Fall of 2019 with construction beginning in Spring of 2020. This project's expected completion date is in the Fall of 2021.

Click here to see plans for phases 2 and 3. 

Longview Arboretum and Nature Center


The development of an arboretum in Longview has been discussed for a number of years.  A master plan was developed in 2013 and further refined in 2016.  Construction of Phase I began in September 2018 with the development of a pond, trail, and formal garden area. This phase is expected to be complete in late summer/early fall 2019. For additional information visit http://www.longviewarboretum.org/.

Playgrounds

  A common theme in the Park Master Plan was to improve existing parks.  The plan called for the replacement of 1 to 2 playgrounds each year.  In 2016, Akin playground was replaced. In 2017, Rotary/AMBUCS Park received a facelift with a new playground, new concrete paths, shade canopy and landscape improvements.  In 2018, Teague Park has been improved with a new playground, new concrete paths, retaining wall by the lake and additional landscape.  
 

2018 Parks Bond Election

 Click HERE to find information on the recent bond that was passed to help develop and improve our parks!
 

Veterans Plaza

  Located at Teague Park, the Veterans Recognition Foundation has raised funds to develop Veterans Plaza with a replica Vietnam Memorial Wall as well as monuments dedicated to the branches of the military, service men and women and wars and conflicts.  For additional information visit http://www.vetplaza.org/