Feb 28th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The Georgetown City Council unanimously approved a 10-year parks master plan that identifies multiple improvements and additions to the city’s parks and recreation inventory including a recreation center and a new park on the southeast side of the city.
Georgetown park Georgetown parks plan includes new recreation center among projectsWorking with city consultants, the Georgetown Parks and Recreation Advisory Board helped develop the plan that also calls for more trails, a skate park, and improvements and expansions to existing facilities.
Recommendations laid out in the plan vary from upgrades the city may implement relatively quickly using existing funding — such as updating existing parks and adding parks to city-owned property — to projects that will require phases and potential bond elections.
One proposed project will involve renovating or expanding the city’s aging recreation center or building a new recreation facility. Renovations would reimagine the existing gym, adult fitness area, multipurpose rooms, senior center and other amenities.
An expansion would allow for more adult fitness and gym offerings, a new outdoor fitness green and water sprayground, more patio space, and leisure water activities.
If the city were to consider a new recreation center, the plan recommends a feasibility study to identify facility program elements and associated space needs, total project budget, and project timeline.
Major components of a new 75,000- to 90,000-square-foot recreation center could include a gymnasium, fitness areas with weights and cardio equipment, group exercise rooms, walk/jog track, indoor playground, classrooms, esports lounge, and events hall.