By 2013, Sul Ross Park had experienced years of disrepair and minimal use. Historically, the park primarily consisted of 16 tennis courts. The City of Waco had a vision to dramatically renovate the park, add additional land and additional parking. This effort required a master planning process, right-of-way abandonment, utility relocations, public input, State grants, and a talented, multi-faceted design team. Walker Partners served as the Civil Engineer and Surveyor for the project from planning through construction, often providing innovative solutions to aid in the project’s success.
The park was transformed into a modern-day park with multiple uses: refurbished tennis courts; a new basketball court; removal of 75% of the old tennis courts to make way for a recreational lawn, paved trails, a large pavilion, a new playground, and a restroom facility. Additionally, portions of existing streets were abandoned and neighboring land was acquired to provide connectivity to the existing park area. New parking, landscaping, perimeter fencing, and illumination was provided throughout the park. Finally, the crowning jewel of the effort was Waco’s first skate park which has hugely popular since its opening in 2015.
completion date: 2014
location: waco, tx