Bryan didn’t become a success story overnight. It took years of work, innovation, leadership and patience. The foundations which began more than 150 years ago have paid off in ways that past generations couldn’t have imagined.
Construction is now is full swing at Travis Bryan Midtown Park, and passersby can now see several of the key features of the park emerging.
The 150-acre park will be a world-class destination featuring outdoor athletic space, the Legends Event Center indoor sports and events facility, and nature-based recreation opportunities. An integrated social and ecological approach that promotes public health, cultural awareness and environmental stewardship is desired. In addition, the new park is planned to be unique in design to provide a catalyst for the positive redevelopment of the entire Midtown corridor.
Following are updates on the work completed over the last few months:
Legends Event Center
After the groundbreaking on the facility in June, construction fully began on the approximately 122,300-square-foot multipurpose facility. The $41 million building is being constructed through a design-build with the design completed in May of 2021. Construction started in June on the civil work that includes the pad site and storm sewer.
Currently, construction contractors are working on pouring the concrete footings and foundations for the building, and the installation of underground plumbing and electrical work recently began. The steel structure for the building is scheduled to be delivered in mid-October.
Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2022, with the facility opening later that year.
BigShots Golf Aggieland: Located on the southwest corner of the park, BigShots Golf Aggieland continues to be under construction. The facility is estimated to be open in winter 2021/2022.
The City’s contractor has recently completed the initial construction of the interior drive and creek crossings to BigShots from Midtown Park Boulevard. The remainder of the concrete road is planned for early next week.
Midtown Park Boulevard: Significant progress has been made on the extension of Midtown Park Boulevard from the roundabout completed last December. Construction on box culverts has begun, and the extension is expected to be complete in Spring 2022.
Outer Loop Trail: Construction is ongoing on the first phase of the 12-foot-wide shared use path planned for the park. This phase includes a 4,000-foot-long path with lighting, seating and pedestrian improvements on the west side of the park. Construction crews have recently installed the foundations of pedestrian bridges for the path. The first phase is expected to be complete in January 2022.
Lake: The removal of the contaminated soil is complete, and contractors are completing the final work on the lake edges and installing the drain.
Travis Baseball Fields: The landscaping contractor has begun their work. Once complete, Travis Fields will include three baseball fields, shaded seating, and upgraded amenities. It is scheduled to open by winter 2021.
For more information about the Midtown Park project, go to bryantx.gov/midtownpark.