City officials and area residents gathered on Tuesday morning to celebrate the start of the new Panther Springs Park project. Along with the beginning of construction, they also recognized the land donated by Mr. Dan Parman that will allow the park to have an entrance in the Wilderness Oaks residential area.
City Councilman Joe Krier, District 9, could not attend the ceremony due to a Special City Council Session but expressed his enthusiastic support of the project. “It is truly a community effort that made this park a reality. With the land donations and the support of the residents, this new park will be a great addition for the many residents of this area.”
The park will include a dog park, public art and an approximately 50 spot parking lot on the land donated by Mr. Parman. On the remaining 279 acres, previously donated by the San Antonio River Authority, two trails will connect to the Wilderness Oaks Elementary School and the Parman Branch Library.
TCI is committed to completing this project on time and on budget so everyone can enjoy this new park,” said Mike Frisbie, City Engineer and Director of Transportation & Capital Improvements.
The project is being managed by Transportation & Capital Improvements for the Parks and Recreation Department. Terra Design Group created the park’s design and Amstar Inc. will construct the project. The project is funded with $2.5 million from the 2012-2017 Bond Program.
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