Sugar Land, TX - The city of Sugar Land recently completed the Brazos River Park Connector Road and Trail project.
The road is one-mile long and connects two of the city’s regional parks, Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos River Park. The project also includes a meandering concrete trail, a low-water crossing, more than 150 native hardwood trees, irrigation and lighting, as well as wildflower seeding.
The improvements are intended to make the 420-acre parkland a greater event and recreation destination for the Sugar Land community by expanding access to visitors.
“The new connection between Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos River Park creates a lot more outdoor opportunities with greater accessibility for Sugar Land residents and visitors,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Joe Chesser. “Staff also creatively transplanted more than 60 mature trees from a nearby drainage project without additional cost to taxpayers, a benefit for our park guests and the surrounding wildlife.”
Additionally, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful with support from the Eason-Joseph family donated and planted 30 native hardwoods along the trail.
The project cost approximately $2.27 million and is one of the projects from the voter-approved 2013 parks bond election.
For more information about parks, projects and programs, contact Sugar Land Parks and Recreation at (281) 275-2825 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/parks.
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Photo Caption: A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on May 27. Pictured (L-R) are Councilmembers Suzanne Whatley and Naushad Kermally; Mayor Joe R. Zimmerman; Councilmember Carol K. McCutcheon, Councilmember Stewart Jacobson, Councilmember and Mayor Pro-tem Jennifer J. Lane and Councilmember William Ferguson.