In an effort to meet community needs, the Bryan Police Department formed a Mental Health Unit in April 2021 comprised of three officers who have received specific training on how to help people who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
Construction on several parts of the Travis Bryan Midtown Park project are well underway, and progress can start to be seen.
City staff are working finishing up work with consultants to soon complete the design guidelines for the overall development of the park, including the public and private components. Once complete, Bryan’s regional park will be the premier recreational and sports destination in the Brazos Valley. Planned amenities include a large indoor sports and event facility, a 2‐mile perimeter walking trail, a lake with two piers, upgraded baseball and softball fields, an amphitheater, a grand lawn, many acres of open space, and a greenbelt.
Other recent progress includes:
- Midtown Park Boulevard from Villa Maria north through the park. The first phase of this road is estimated to be substantially complete in late June, with the traffic signal at Villa Maria installed later in 2020.
- A lake bypass channel that will allow the upstream water to flow around the lake prior to it being excavated. Construction is also substantially complete on this phase.
- A sedimentation and detention pond. Work has begun and is anticipated to be complete by the end of the summer. The first pond will be located directly behind the upcoming Big Shots development, and the dirt removed from this pond will be used to build a berm along Williamson Drive to elevate the back corner of the park in preparation for future ballfields.
- Excavating the lake. Construction plans are being completed, and staff anticipate awarding a bid for the project at a July City Council meeting. Once started, the lake excavation work will take approximately one year.
- Travis Fields reconstruction. This phase was approved by the Bryan City Council at its June 9 meeting. Construction should begin within the next few weeks and is anticipated to be complete by early 2021, in time for Little League season.
Follow progress and learn more about Travis Bryan Midtown Park at BryanTX.gov/MidtownPark.