Construction is beginning at three Longview parks, which were slated for improvements as part of the November 2018 bond election. During the construction at McWhorter Park, Lois Jackson Park, and Stamper Park, some amenities will not be available for use, such as pavilions and playgrounds. The Paul G. Boorman Trail will remain open but may not be accessible from the Lois Jackson parking lot.
At McWhorter Park, the existing playground will be replaced, a new playground will be added, a new basketball court will be added, and a sand volleyball court will be installed.
At Lois Jackson Park, the existing pavilion and playground will be replaced, an additional pavilion and playground will be added, and a restroom will be installed.
At Stamper Park, the existing playground and pavilion will be replaced, the basketball courts will be moved and reconstructed, a new pavilion installed, and the parking lot improved. Womack Field at Stamper Park will be reconfigured with two new flag football fields, a new football field, ticket booth, and concession stand. Some portions of streets located within the park will be permanently closed to accommodate the construction of a new football field and parking lot. South Molton Street will be permanently closed from Walnut Street to Pecan Street, and Pecan Street will be permanently closed from South Molton to Fair Street.
The projects are included in Phase 1 of the November 2018 Park Bond Projects and are being constructed by Heritage Constructors. Phase 2 also includes improvements at Patterson Park and Spring Creek Park, but the timeline is not yet determined for the start of construction at those parks. The planned improvements at Patterson Park include replacing the existing playground, resurfacing the existing basketball court, and improving the parking lot. At Spring Creek, the existing playground will be replaced, basketball court updated, and a pavilion and restroom installed.
For more information, contact the Longview Parks and Recreation Department at 903-237-1270.