City Construction Projects
The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:
Parks and Recreation Department
Type B Dedicated Sales Tax Projects
- Maxwell Adult Center
- Girls Softball Complex
- Girls Softball Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Dow Park Pavilion
- Glenwood Park - Clearing and Grubbing
- Deer Park Soccer Complex
- Deer Park Soccer Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Except Spencerview Bridge
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Security Parking Lot Lighting
- The Deer Park Soccer Complex Additional Parking project expands parking with over 300 additional spaces at the soccer complex (south portion of complex adjacent to 13th Street). On September 20, 2022, the project was awarded to Texas Walls Systems, LLC in the amount of $1,640,253. The anticipated duration for construction is 150 to 180 days.
- The design for Additional Parking in Glenwood Park is in development, which will result in Additional Parking for the Spencerview Athletic Complex. The clearing and grubbing of Glenwood Park to prepare the property for future development and provide space for an on-site TCEQ Air Monitoring Station was completed in June 2022. The clearing project was awarded to Soil Worx LLC in the amount of $55,550. Next steps include the relocation of the TCEQ Air Monitoring Station on site and to begin the construction of a 10' wide decomposed granite access trail to the station and the Harris County Flood Control ditch for maintenance. The design of the additional parking is expected to be completed by fall 2023.
- City staff is reviewing schematic designs for Phase 2 Parking Lot Improvements at the Girls Softball Complex, as well as drainage, electrical, and other issues. The project provides additional parking for the facility, including security lighting. Engineered design is anticipated to be completed by 2023. Cost for this project is estimated to be $1,500,000.
- Plans for the Spencerview Bridge, a 90' x 10' pedestrian bridge to connect the Spencerview Athletic Complex (Durant Fields) to the adjoining property donated to the City of Deer Park for the development of additional parking and a new park/playground area, have been completed. CobbFendley & Associates provided the design, studied the floodplain requirement, and submitted the plans for approval by the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). The purchase and installation of the bridge has been budgeted for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. Due to the bridge length and area required, several details remain to be worked out. For this project, the estimated cost is $300,000.
- Community and Recreation Center – At the September 6, 2022 Joint Meeting of the City Council, Community Development Corporation, and Parks and Recreation Commission, a presentation was made by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects and Durotech, our Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR), that compared the benefits of building the Community and Recreation Center as a single building as opposed to the 2-phase approach with 2 separate buildings. The CMAR worked with the architects and developed a Design Development Cost Estimate. Due to market volatility/current economic conditions/post COVID construction cost increases, the cost estimate for the 2-phase approach significantly exceeded the budget by several million dollars. Choosing a single building approach not only reduces cost, but also reduces construction time. This change results in additional re-design fees of $222,000, but saves $348,824 in construction administration costs, thus a net savings of $126,824 for the project.
- Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1 - On February 5, 2019, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation recommended and City Council approved a contract with Burditt Consultants, LLC for professional services in the development of the comprehensive hike and bike trail system. This is one of the original Type B projects. The committee, consisted of members from City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff. Phase 1 involved a 1.04 mile trail connecting East X Street to East P Street, and along the way Tiffany Amber Park, Wynfield Park, and Runningbrook Park through existing sidewalks. The project was awarded on November 2, 2021 to Moran Construction. Construction was completed in August 2022 at a cost of $399,977.50. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Wynfield Park on September 27, 2022 to celebrate the completion of both the Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1 and the Northeast Hike and Bike Trail.
Other Parks and Recreation Projects
- In Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Dow Park Pool Repairs include the purchase and installation of UV systems for the Dow Park Pool, Baby Pool, and Splash Park. These UV systems will replace the current UV system at the Dow Park Pool and add additional sanitation of water for the Dow Park Baby Pool and Splash Park. The UV systems will be purchased and installed by Progressive Commercial Aquatics, LLC. via a Buyboard contract. Cost for the 3 UV systems is estimated to be $85,860.
- Improvements to the Dow Park Children’s Pool, such as the removal of current water features and the installation of mushroom maze features, over n’ under nozzles, and a log slide, are included in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget. The project will be completed by Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Water Parks via a Buyboard Contract. The total cost for the project is $86,974.43.
- Repairs are needed on Bulkheads at The Battleground Golf Course at holes # 9 and 13. The project involves the addition of vinyl bulkheads to help prevent erosion and the loss of greens adjacent to water areas. City staff is currently obtaining bids.
- In Phase I, II, and III of the New Dow Park Bridges project, the Parks and Recreation Department replaced 6 of the 8 pedestrian bridges in Dow Park with new 8' x 23' galvanized steel bridges, completing Phase I in spring 2021, Phase II in summer 2021, and Phase III in fall 2021. The remaining 2 bridges for Phase IV of the project were completed by T.F. Harper in September 2022 at a total cost of $126,467.
- City staff is working on bids for Phase 2, 3 & 4 of Tree Removal from The Battleground Golf Course. The entire project is expected to remove over 100 damaged or diseased Tallow trees. Funding for this project is coming from the Golf Course Lease Fund. Construction is anticipated to begin before the end of 2022. Estimated project cost is $12,000.
- The Northeast Hike and Bike Trail was completed by Moran Construction in August 2022 at a total project cost of $427,729. The project was funded with a $200,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the remaining balance from the General Fund. The 2.6 mile recreational trail begins at Park Green Park and extends south to Runningbrook Park, offering several trail and path connections along the way. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Wynfield Park on September 27, 2022 to celebrate the completion of both the Northeast Hike and Bike Trail and the Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1.
- The Battleground Golf Course Maintenance Barn underwent several repairs involving sheetrock, roof, windows, siding, electrical, etc. Derk Harmsen Construction Co., Inc. completed the project in August 2022. Total cost for the project was $63,904 and it was funded by the Golf Course Lease Fund.
- The Battleground Golf Course Club House Roof Replacementproject was awarded to a subsidiary of Tremco Inc., Weatherproofing Technologies Incorporated. Roof replacement involved removing the existing clay tile roof, waterproofing, and replacing the clay tiles. The project was funded by the Golf Course Lease Fund and completed in September 2022. Total project cost was $454,889.57.
Public Works Department
- Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects, Deer Park Gardens: The project is a multi-phased (approximately 8 phases) drainage improvement plan within the Deer Park Gardens study area. The Norwood drainage improvement project was the first phase. It involved the construction of additional drainage piping, inlets, and a junction box at Norwood Dr. and E. 8th Street. The project aimed to increase drainage flow and reduce flooding, particularly at the mid-blocks on Norwood Street and Martha Street between E. 8th Street and Marlene Street. An Interlocal Agreement was approved with the Harris County Flood Control District and executed on January 4, 2022. On April 5, 2022, the contract for the first phase was awarded to Specialty Construction TX, LLC in the amount of $360,196.13. Construction started in July 2022 and was completed in September 2022.
- 2022 Sidewalk Project, The primary focus of this project is to remove and replace damaged sidewalks in various locations around the city. Areas with submitted concrete work orders were inspected, leading to the addition of sidewalks in the vicinity that could be repaired as well. The project also includes the construction of several accessible ramps in locations currently without them. The project was awarded to On Par Civil Services in the amount of $286,517.33. Construction is anticipated to be completed by winter 2022. The project is being funded by the Street Maintenance Department's sidewalk maintenance funds.
- Deer Park Terrace Street Reconstruction, Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. has submitted a proposal for the Deer Park Terrace Street Reconstruction Project, which includes Linda St., Robin St., Irene St., Maxie St., and W. 3rd St. The scope of the project entails engineering design services for pavement reconstruction and public utility replacement. The existing storm sewer will be analyzed and designed according to Harris County Flood Control District standards. Field work is being conducted to gather information for design. Design is expected to be completed in February 2023. Duration of construction is anticipated to be 330 days. Cost for the project is $512,028.40, with funding coming from a 2021 General Obligation Street Improvement Bond.
- SWTP Clearwell, Transfer Pump, Ground Storage Tank and Disinfection, The Ardurra Group was hired to prepare the design, specifications, and engineering plans for the Clearwell Improvements at the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP). The improvements involve the construction of building baffles inside the 2 on-site Ground Storage Tanks (GSTs) and to add pumping capacity with the addition of a pump to the existing clearwell or to increase the size of the pumps in the clearwell. This project has 3 objectives. First, it increases the amount of contact time between the water and the chemical disinfectant through the addition of baffles in the 2 ground storage tanks located at the water treatment plant. Secondly, the project increases the firm capacity of the clearwell transfer pumps. The firm capacity is the capacity of water that can be pumped with the largest piece of equipment out of service. Finally, the project converts the current gas chlorine system to an on-site generation of hypochlorite. Final negotiated cost is $6,185,290. Funding sources for this project include $250,000 in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Water Treatment Plant budget, $5,800,106 in Bond Funds 512 and 513, with a proposed budget amendment of $140,000. Construction has started. Earth work construction started this fall. Duration of construction is expected to be 480 days.
- 2022 Street Marking & Re-Striping Project, The project consists of applying traffic paint and reflective pavement markings on 13th St., San Augustine St., X Street, East Blvd., Pasadena Blvd., Georgia Ave., Luella Ave., and a small portion of E. Lambuth Ln. In addition, several intersections crossing on the aforementioned streets will be re-striped and curbs on Center St. will be repainted. Solvent-based and thermoplastic lane striping material will be applied. Solvent-based markings provide durable, long lasting markings with highly visibility colors, while thermoplastic markings have a high reflectivity. Both types of markings increase safety during the day and at night. On September 20, 2022, the project was awarded to Traffic Signs & Lines LLC in the amount of $99,160.02.
- Shell City Subdivision Waterline Rehabilitation Project, The focus of this project is to rehabilitate waterlines using the pre-chlorinated pipe bursting method in several streets within the Shell City Subdivision. This project replaces 3,000 linear feet of 2-inch pipe with new 6-inch HDPE pipe and new fire hydrants. These efforts will not only contribute to the City's strategy of maintaining superior water quality for our residents, but provide upgraded water pressure and fire protection. The project was awarded to SKE, Inc. through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $199,129.11. Construction is anticipated to begin before the end of the year 2022.
- Bayou Bend Regional Stormwater Detention Facility and Associated Drainage Improvements Project, This project focuses on drainage improvements to minimize the risk of flooding on Wisdom Dr., Spa Dr., Coy Dr., Stephanie Dr., Valeda Dr., and Temperance Dr. The improvements consist of ditch grading, culvert replacement, a stormwater drainage system, and a new detention pond in Bayou Bend Park property to help store excess rain water. Construction is expected to begin early 2023, with a tentative completion in early 2024. The project is being funded with $2,572,500 in U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant funds, in addition to City funds from the FY 2022-2023 Capital Improvements Fund and Drainage Bond Fund, Series 2021 for the remaining balance. On October 18, 2022, the project was awarded to Mar-Con Services in the amount of $2,935,697.40.