Morris Frank Park is one step closer to a major renovation following Lufkin city council’s approval of a design concept Tuesday evening.

Consulting firm Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong presented the design concept known as a “master plan” which is a culmination of current park features, feasibility studies, cost considerations, community needs, and input from the Morris Frank Park Advisory committee.

Phase I recommendations include:

  • Improvements to the current baseball and softball fields
  • Renovations to existing offices and restrooms
  • Football and soccer fields
  • Disc golf course
  • Basketball courts

Phase II recommendations include:

  • Additional fields, buildings, parking spaces, and lighting to support increased park use

City Manager Kevin Gee said the master plan’s approval is a testament to city council’s desire to enhance quality of life in Lufkin.

“Parks provide space for recreational activities that are a benefit to the public,” Gee said. “This can have an impact on the local community and the region. It can also be a factor in businesses considering moving to Lufkin.”

Complete master plan available here