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Posted on: May 3, 2017

City of Hutto Acquires Over 65 Acres of Regional Park Land

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The City of Hutto announced the acquisition of over 65 acres for regional park use, which doubles the size of Fritz Park. The property is located on the east side of County Road 137 and south of FM 1660 South.

"The City will be developing the property into a regional park, to include athletic fields for both youth and adult sports programs. This park has the potential to become the next ‘go-to’ venue for the Central Texas region,” Councilmember Nathan Killough said. “With plans for an amphitheater and numerous other amenities, there will always be a good reason to go to the park. It is important to not just acquire parkland, but have a park system that people will go to and enjoy for generations.”

 

In 2015, the City of Hutto revised its Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan, and this plan called for the acquisition of at least 60 acres of future community parkland.

 

“This park property has many natural features, like the beautiful trees along Brushy creek which is located on the south end of the property,” Mayor Doug Gaul said. “This will be an exciting addition to the City, and we look forward to providing more athletic complexes and amenities for Hutto citizens.”

 

The park will have its own internal trail system and could be a major connector into the Williamson County Regional Trail Master Plan. 

 

“Quality of life and services is an important part of our Strategic Plan & Execution Guide,” City Manager Odis Jones said. “This park property will be a beautiful addition to the City, and a wonderful place for citizens and families to enjoy for years to come.”

 

The Parks and Recreation department is currently working with a design firm to confirm the number of fields that will be able to fit within the parks parameters. The firm is also pursuing opportunities for an amphitheater and additional event space. The City may consider going to bond election this November for park improvements and amenities.