The City of Schertz strives to continue developing the areas around the City with more beautiful parks and facilities. With the growth of the City’s population, the Parks & Recreation Department has many future projects.
WENDY SWAN MEMORIAL PARK SPLASHPAD
COMING SOON Construction has been ongoing this winter and is scheduled for completion in February. Restroom repairs, irrigation repairs, and sidewalk additions are still underway. A new swing set with integrated shade is also pending installation in early spring. Stay tuned for information on the Grand Opening Celebration in late Spring of 2023!
SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER GARDEN ADDITION
ON SCHEDULE The membership of the Senior Center has been fundraising for several years to build a special garden addition with a memorial wall in the shape of a tree. The initial idea for the project was developed before the COVID-19 pandemic, so the project is back on track now that many members have returned to the center. The memorial wall will honor those who have contributed significantly to the center over the years and the garden addition will be utilized to grow more plants and vegetables, and even includes a small fruit orchard. The planting boxes are designed to be inclusive and accessible for wheelchair users and seniors who need to sit and garden. The concept plan has been approved by the Senior Center Advisory Board and the landscape architect is now working on the final building plans. Stay tuned for the construction schedule!
CYPRESS POINT PARK SHADE STRUCTURE
COMING SOON Some much-needed shade is being added to Cypress Point Park courtesy of grant funding from the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness Council (SACADA.) City staff is finalizing the memorandum of understanding and hoping to construct the amenities this summer!
SCHERTZ SOCCER COMPLEX IRRIGATION STORAGE UPGRADES
The current irrigation storage at the Schertz Soccer Complex is inadequate for the needs of the complex. An upgrade to storage capacity and the well pump is in the bidding phase with construction estimated to start in the fall. The project includes increased storage capacity above ground level, a new submersible well pump, new well casing, and electrical upgrades.
HILLTOP/HOMESTEAD PARK CONCEPTUAL PLAN
Construction has started on the 14-acre Homestead side of the park that was part of the parkland agreement with that development. That work will include an accessible loop trail system around the pond, a fishing pier, a parking lot off Homestead Parkway, and utility connections for a future restroom. The hilltop overlook/observation platform, additional walking trails and mountain-biking trails connecting the Homestead side and the Hilltop side, the nature-based playscape, picnic pavilions, restrooms, and interpretive signage are all unfunded at this time. City staff is working on developing funding options for construction for the entire 45-acre proposed project.