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Travis Bryan Midtown Park

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BigShots Golf is coming to Aggieland

It’s official! BigShots Golf is coming to Bryan.

The City of Bryan is proud to be partnering with ClubCorp to bring a game-changing entertainment and culinary experience to the new Travis Bryan Midtown Park.

BigShots Aggieland is a 35,000‐square‐foot cutting‐edge golf, dining and entertainment venue that will be part of a wealth of recreational amenities at the new park complex in Midtown Bryan.

Located in the heart of Bryan-College Station, the two‐story BigShots Aggieland, the fourth BigShots Golf location nationwide, will include 60 game bays and is expected to open to the public in the spring of 2021.

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BigShots technology

BigShots Aggieland will feature cutting edge technology that includes a Doppler radar tracking system designed for players of all ages and skill levels. Avid golfers can play full rounds on virtual golf courses all over the world, while novice players, families and children can take part in interactive games such as Knockout and Pinball.

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About the Park Project

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The City of Bryan contracted with Burditt Consultants to develop a feasibility study and Master Plan for a new regional park, located at the former Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course, the existing Williamson Park, and Astin Recreation Area.

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The new Travis Bryan Midtown Park should be a world-class destination featuring outdoor athletic fields, indoor recreation facilities and nature-based recreation opportunities. And integrated social and ecological approach that promotes public health, cultural awareness and environmental stewardship is desired. In addition, the new park must be unique in purpose as well as design to provide a catalyst for the positive redevelopment of the entire Midtown corridor.

Programming directives, identified throughout the process, are summarized under the attributes of function, form, economy and time. They include, but are not limited to, the following:


Function

  • Bryan desires to create a world-class destination that is also an amenity for the local community
  • Consider access and programs for all individuals in the community
  • Consider an integrated ecological approach that preserves existing habitat and offers opportunities for education as well as interactive experiences with nature
  • Consider safety throughout the site and delineate certain areas, inside and outside, for certain activities or groups

Economy

  • Park will be both a regional destination and a significant local amenity and the quality of design and construction must be of a high level
  • Operation and maintenance considerations such as access, specialized equipment, and storage must also be considered
  • Plan for the long-term commitment for high quality programs and facilities

Form

  • The former golf course topography, existing vegetation, lake, and surrounding community create exceptional forces to which the park plan must respond
  • Design must seek to minimize environmental impacts and consider sustainable design practices and possible third party certifications from agencies such as the US Green Building Council LEED or SITES program
  • Create a place of lasting beauty that makes people want to visit

Time

  • The park must be built in phases, the Master Plan must identify the common support facilities, utilities and other amenities to serve all phases equally
  • Phasing should be designed to provide fully functional facilities at each stage of development

Travis Bryan Midtown Park

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