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.