The City of Schertz strives to continue developing the areas around the City with more beautiful parks and facilities. With the growth of the City's population, the Parks & Recreation Department has many future projects.
ASHLEY PARK RENOVATION
534 Ashley Park Dr
COMPLETED! The renovation project for Ashley Park was completed over the summer and a Grand Re-Opening was held on July 31. Aging play equipment was replaced with a new double-net climbing structure, new Expression swing, and a new gaga ball pit – all 3 of these amenities are the first of their kind in Schertz parks! The old asphalt basketball court was also demolished and a new concrete court was constructed. Accessible sidewalks to new features were added, the restroom was renovated, and the existing soccer field was re-graded and re-oriented to create 2 practice soccer fields.
HERITAGE OAKS PARK
11700 Longleaf Parkway
The City of Schertz applied for a 100% matching grant through the TRAPS/GameTime/PlayCore Statewide Funding Initiative and was awarded the grant in May. The City of Schertz is one of 25 grants awarded throughout the state, and our playscape structure was awarded two national demonstration site designations: “NatureGrounds” and the “PlayOn! Promoting Physical Activity.” Once the playscape structure is installed, PlayCore will be collecting data at the park as part of their national initiative to demonstrate the physical, social, and emotional benefits of play. The data will be presented at the 2020 Texas Recreation & Park Society Annual Institute in Galveston, TX. The playscape includes several slides, a butterfly climber, interactive and cooperative play panels, swings, and a spinning seat. An accessible trail will also be constructed at the park to connect the playscape to the existing parking and picnic areas.
VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PLAZA PAVER RENOVATION
512 Schertz Parkway
Many of the pavers at the plaza have engraving that is wearing away and are in need of replacement and reengraving. This project will remove the existing pavers, re-install newly engraved pavers to replace those that were removed, and will install a new batch of purchased pavers from residents who have been on a waiting list. In addition the granite pedestals will be re-engraved and landscaping will be refreshed. The project is expected to be completed in October 2019.
SCHERTZ PEDESTRIAN ROUTES & BIKE LANES PROJECT
This exciting project for the Schertz community will install $1.1 million worth of trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes throughout Central Schertz. A 10-foot wide decomposed granite trail is planned off of Schertz Parkway that meanders through the LCRA easement roughly parallel to Wiederstein Road and connects to the established trail in Forest Ridge Park. The second part of the project includes striping compliant bike lanes (proper width, proper signage and striping) on both sides of Savannah Drive from the Selma/Schertz city limits to FM 3009. Bicycle traffic in this area is heavy due to the elementary and intermediate schools along Savannah Drive. Compliant bike lanes will also be added to Woodland Oaks Drive from Schertz Parkway to FM 3009. The third component of the project is to install sidewalks along both sides of Live Oak Road from Schertz Parkway to FM 3009. This will complete a much-needed connection for pedestrians between two-highly utilized corridors through the city. The project is nearing the end of design phase with the project scheduled to go out to bid this winter.