Colleyville City leaders want to shape L.D. Lockett Park into a destination for Cottonbelt Trail users by adding water and bike repair stations, as well as other amenities.
A plan presented May 6 by Aaron Babcockof Hidell and Associates would add a water station, bicycle repair station, pavilion, children’s playground, outdoor fitness equipment for adults and smaller features such as trash cans and benches.
The city hired the company to create a plan for the 4.5-acre park that feeds into the trail, a bicycle and pedestrian route that connects multiple cities.
“I really like the adult piece of that and I think it will drive people out,” councilman Tom Hart said. “It will be a different kind of park that we've never had.”
Hart noted restrooms were not included in the plan, and Babcock said they would eat up the project’s budget. The park sits in a 100-year flood plain, which means that any improvements must meet Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA regulations. Permanent restrooms would have to be raised several feet above the flood plain, and include ADA-accessible ramps.
“If this is going to be an attraction for people who are on the trail it would be nice to have the restroom,” Councilman Stan Hall said.
Council members asked Babcock to return with more detailed plans including possible locations for a future restroom.