Master Plans and Projects
Welcome to the website dedicated to Master Plans and special projects for the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department. Within this page, you will be able to view project information, learn more about the various projects within the department, and submit questions to City staff.
Our projects and initiatives are based on the 2019 Bond Program and with your input via surveys and public meetings, which assisted in developing our 2019 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Master Plan.
Click on the tabs to view the project details.
WINTERS PARK LIGHTING
The first project from Garland’s $117 million (for Parks) 2019 bond program is officially completed. The new LED field lights went live for the first night games of the youth soccer season on February 24, 2020, at Winters Park.
Garland’s first Dog Park is open as of July 9, 2020. The 3-acre, off-leash park project is perfect for a variety of fun, dog-related activities!
For more details, visit the Dog Park webpage.
AUDUBON RECREATION CENTER EXPANSION
Audubon Rec Center will be under construction soon (TBD) and will feature a complete building renovation and 5,000 square foot expansion, including a fitness area, improvements to multi-purpose rooms, restrooms, storage, lobby, control desk, site improvements, exterior patio, and a canopy at entrance doors. Download the Audubon Recreation Center Expansion rendering (PDF).
For more information about this project and further updates, visit the Audubon Recreation Center Bond Project website.
GRANGER RECREATION CENTER RENOVATION
Granger Rec Center project was completed in 2019 with a complete building renovation, including a new fitness area, multi-purpose rooms, restrooms, storage, offices, lobby, control desk, and complete gym renovation with two full basketball courts.
One of the key findings in our 2019 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Master Plan was the need for more playgrounds and improvements to existing. Below you find playground projects underway.
Central Park Playground - Opening July 10, 2020, Central Park playground is designed to support park patrons with a variety of physical, sensory and cognitive needs. The playground is approximately 6,500 square feet and contains poured-in-place rubberized surfacing, which allows full mobility throughout the whole playground. There is a playable lawn space contained within a 4-foot gated fence with perimeter lighting for security. The improvements also include long, integrated seat walls and picnic pads with ample shade provided by a combination of mature trees and shade structures. This playground was designed for children of all abilities to play, learn and grow together. For more about the park, visit the Central Park page.
For more information about these playground projects, visit the Playgrounds Bond Project webpage.
Master Plans and Surveys
View the complete 2019 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department Master Plan (PDF).
The City of Garland has started the process of updating its Trails and Bikeways Master Plan. When complete, the plan will provide a vision to guide the future development, operations and programs of the City’s trails and bikeways system. This is not just for Parks, but for the whole City. Find the purpose and our vision for trails and bikeways here in Garland on the Trails Master Plan page or follow along on the construction and project scope by visiting the Trails Development Bond Project webpage.
The development phase of Rick Oden Park and the Skatepark is currently underway. For more updates, visit the Rick Oden Park Bond Project webpage.
The Aquatics Master Plan is underway. This project is focused on identifying the needs of all of our pools and aquatic facilities throughout our parks system. In 2019, you voted and awarded $20 million dollars to be allocated for Aquatics Facilities in the City of Garland’s 2019 Bond Program. For more updates, visit the Garland Aquatics Program Bond Project webpage.
Visit and review the complete allocation of funds on the City of Garland 2019 Bond Program page. For Parks & Recreation Projects, look for Proposition D and that will give you the entire list of Parks & Recreation projects.