|The Woodlands Township Board of Directors approved $75,000 in the 2018 Capital Project Budget for the development of a Wheel Friendly Area (skate park) in the Village of Creekside Park. The approval was based on a Budget Initiative request (Attachment A) with the recognition that in each village in the community with the exception of Creekside Park has at least one wheel friendly area: Tamarac Park (Grogans Mill), Creekwood Park (Panther Creek), Ridgewood Park (Panther Creek), Bear Branch Park (Cochran’s Crossing), Forestgate Park (Indian Springs), Lakeside Park (Alden Bridge), Harper's Land Park ( College Park) and Terramont Park (Sterling Ridge).
The Woodlands Township solicited a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the design and build of a poured in place concrete wheel friendly area (WFA) at Timarron Park, located at 550 North Green Print Circle, in the Village of Creekside Park. Timarron Park was selected as the site due to the availability of needed space, restrooms, water, and parking. The RFP was advertised in The Villager, on the Township website and was e-mailed to four (4) known skate park firms (Attachment B). The deadline for submitting a proposal was Friday, December 1, 2017 and one firm submitted a proposal. with a price of $75,000. This project is considered small for skate park companies, thereby perhaps limiting interest of other potential firms.
The proposal submitted by SPA Skateparks (Attachment C), an Austin based firm, meets the budgeted amount, includes a number of skate elements and the firm is a well known and respected design build team, having completed over 250 concrete skateparks over the past 10 years. SPA Skateparks has excellent references (New Braunfels, Frisco, Odessa, and Alvin, Texas). The project can be expected to be completed this summer.