The City of Manvel and the Manvel Parks and Recreation Board are beginning the process of developing the first Manvel Parks and Trails Master Plan. The Parks Master Plan will form the framework for parks, recreation, open space, and trails throughout the Manvel community. “The Parks Master Plan will serve as a guide for future parks, sports, recreation, and trails facilities and programs in our community” said Mack Ivy, Chair, Manvel Parks and Recreation Board.
“Manvel’s growth since 2000 has been astounding with over 100% increase in population and the community is still growing” said Kyle Jung, City Manager. With much of the growth in residential development, the City’s current parks are no longer sufficient to meet the demands of residents. Presently, the City operates two parks. Croix Park provides residents with opportunities for soccer, picnics, and includes ornamental garden space on the west side of 288. A second park is located adjacent to the Police Department on FM1128 and provides a playground with greenspace. Recently, the City worked with local landowners to acquire the former Eddie’s Country Ballroom site and former Almost Heaven RV Resort site in an effort to expand the parks and greenspace areas available to residents. Conceptual programming for these sites will be discussed as part of developing the Parks Master Plan.
This planning effort is a continuation of the City’s commitment to forward-thinking, fiscally responsible planning building on work done as part of the Manvel Comprehensive Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, and Master Drainage Plan. All of these policies and strategies will work together to help leaders make informed decisions.
Community involvement and ideas are critical in order for the Parks Master Plan to succeed. This plan will reflect the wants and needs of the community today and in the future. It is important for residents to attend the community meeting, participate in surveys, and make their voice and ideas heard in order for the Master Parks Plan to succeed. Please join in the fun and conversations online using #playmanvel.