City Construction Projects

The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:

Parks and Recreation Department

Type B Dedicated Sales Tax Projects

  • Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1 - On February 5, 2019, City Council approved a contract with Burditt Consultants, LLC for professional services in the development of the comprehensive hike and bike trail system. Burditt Consultants is working on project design and management, as well as other services as required by the scope of work for site feasibility and trail master plan implementation. Anticipated cost for this project is $500,000. The committee, consisting of members from City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff, selected Phase 1 as a 1.04 mile Tributary B to Willowspring Creek. Contract for construction design services with Burditt Consultants, LLC for Phase 1 was approved by the Community Development Corporation on October 28, 2019 and by City Council on November 5, 2019. Design for Phase 1 is underway and is about 75% complete. The City of Deer Park, along with Burditt Consultants, is working with CenterPoint Energy on the terms for trail access in the easement. The City is also working with Midtown Engineering on a plan for crosswalk safety. Project design is expected to be completed and able to go out for bid in late fall 2020. 
  • Community Recreation Center and Aquatic Study – On November 6, 2018, City Council authorized a professional services agreement with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects for the development of a community center and aquatic needs assessment. The assessment would include 3 conceptual project options, as well as the budgets, conceptual site plan assessments, study assumptions, and a schedule of meetings. Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects made several presentations to City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, and the Parks and Recreation Commission. At the January 13, 2020 joint meeting of City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Stephen Springs of Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, along with City Staff, presented a conceptual design and rendering of a proposed Community/Recreation Center with indoor pool, gym, indoor walking track, as well as bathhouse replacement for the outdoor swimming pool. Projected construction and operating costs, cost recovery options, and funding options were presented and discussed. This was the 8th joint meeting held to discuss the community center. The consensus was to pursue a Type B sales tax continuation election to provide funding.

Note: Other Type B projects previously completed include the Maxwell Adult Center, Girls Softball Complex, Spencerview Athletic Complex, Dow Park Pavilion, and the Deer Park Soccer Complex.

Other Projects

  • The City of Deer Park received a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the future Northeast Hike and Bike Trail. RVi Planning was selected as the landscape architecture firm to develop the design and layout of the trail. According to the preliminary conceptual design, the trail will begin at Park Green Park and extend south to Runningbrook Park, offering several trail and path connections along the way. Surveyors gathered data from the trail site to use in the final design and construction documents. Design is about 90% complete. A plan regarding crosswalk safety is also being discussed at this time. With the completion of design expected soon, City staff plans to go out for bid this fall. 
  • The condition of the Irrigation Pumps at the Battleground Golf Course was reviewed in June 2019. This project will remain as an ongoing part of maintenance. A water feature/backup pump has been installed. The main irrigation pumps were manufactured and completed this spring. A back-up irrigation pump was temporarily taking the place of the additional pumps until the new pumps were completed. The installation of the new pumps was unexpectedly delayed this summer due to unforeseen issues. This project is anticipated to be completed by fall 2020 and provide the Battleground Golf Course with the proper irrigation amounts for turf growth. 
  • The Dow Park Concession and Storage Building was in poor condition due to normal wear and tear and had to be demolished. JTB Services, Inc. performed the demolition, which was completed in September 2019. Carnes Engineering was hired to design the new structure. City Council authorized City Staff to seek bids for the construction of a new 1,200 square foot Dow Park concession stand on December 17, 2019. The project is being funded by General Funds. City staff, along with Carnes Engineering, revised the scope of the project to better meet demands for the facility. The complete architectural design is anticipated to be reviewed before the end of summer and go out for bid in fall 2020. The project is expected to be completed by spring of 2021.
  • One of the exterior columns in the Front Entry at the Court and Theater Building was damaged. After further evaluation, a structural engineer determined that deterioration damaged the structural integrity of the columns. The recommendation was to completely remove the column structures. Plans were prepared for the removal of the columns, as well as drainage improvements. Frost Construction was awarded the project at a cost of $51,000. Approximately 95% of the project has been completed. The drainage issue is being addressed by diverting water away from the facility. The scope of the project was revised to include installation of new glass doors. Options for art and a canopy are still being considered for the building's entrance to portray a modern appeal.
  • Work continues on the development of plans for the Spencerview Bridge, a bridge to connect the Spencerview Sports Complex (Durant Fields) to the adjoining property donated to the City of Deer for development of additional parking and a park/playground area. CobbFendley & Associates was hired to assist with the design and study the floodplain requirement for approval by the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). The data is being prepared to be submitted to the HCFCD Commission.
  • The Adult Complex Soccer/Football Field Renovation consists of removing 18,000 square feet of sod from the crown of the field, laser grading and adding sand, adjusting sprinkler heads, applying fertilizer, installing new big roll 419 sod, as well as rolling and top dressing. The project will enhance playability for safety and allow for better drainage. City staff is currently working with the contractor to start by early fall 2020. The project is anticipated to be complete before winter 2020.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of replacing 2 of the bridges in Dow Park with new 8' x 23' bridges. The New Dow Park Bridges are expected to be completed by winter 2020. City staff is working out all of the details. A construction meeting has been scheduled.
  • A New Outdoor Electronic Message Center for the Jimmy Burke Activity Center is scheduled for this fall. The old message sign will be replaced with a new Galaxy Outdoor Electronic Message Center GS6 Series. The sign will be used to provide program information and emergency notifications to the general public. City staff is in the process of coordinating with National Signs and Daktronics for the removal of the old sign and installation of the new sign. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2020.

Note: Projects previously completed include the Deer Park Nature Preserve, Wayfinding Program - Phase I, the Pony Field/P Street Parking Lot, and the Dow Park Municipal Pool Replaster Project.

Public Works Department

In Progress

  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project, Phase 2, Started: August 2017, Anticipated Completion: August 2020, Cost: $13,636,685 - This project is identified in the 10-year Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan. The project was split into two phases and is being funded with Certificates of Obligation. Phase I of the project was awarded to CSA Construction and was completed in February 2017 at a cost of $4,998,654. In June 2017, Phase II of the project was awarded to LEM Construction in the amount of $13,636,685.The project is on track. All major construction is complete. Only minor finishing touches remain to be completed by September 2020. 
  • 2020 Waterline Rehab, Started: May 2020, Anticipated Completion: August 2020, Cost: $672,883.79 - This project is part of the city’s ongoing mission to rehabilitate the water system to reduce water loss, as well as maintain optimal water pressure and superb water quality. The project consists of pipe-bursting 5,600 linear feet of various waterlines across town ranging from 6” to 12” in diameter. The locations identified for rehabilitation are E. 13th from Luella to Deer Avenue, Luella Avenue from Arbor Dr. to Pasadena Blvd., Henderson Lane from Lufkin/Tyler Lane to San Augustine Street, and Texas Avenue between Pasadena Blvd. and Brookhaven Avenue. These waterlines are in degraded condition and need to be rehabilitated due to severe leaks or upsized to improve water pressure for the area they serve. Services for this project were purchased from SKE Construction, LLC through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $672,883.79. Roughly 50 to 60% of the project has been completed.
  • 2020 Sidewalk Improvement Project, Started: July 2020, Anticipated Completion: October 2020, Cost: $300,00 - The 2020 Sidewalk Improvement Project involves installing new sidewalk and wheelchair ramps in various areas around town that currently do not have any, as well as replacing a few in poor condition. New sidewalk on East Boulevard from HEB to Heritage Elementary School, Green Valley Drive alongside the park, by the intersection of East X Street, as well as S. Battleground Road alongside the Nature Preserve, a portion of Hillshire Drive from Havana Drive to Catalina Avenue, and on Pasadena Boulevard alongside the Deer Park Adult Softball Field. Sidewalk repairs are anticipated for E. 13th, San Augustine, and E. P Street, with handicap ramps to be installed on Georgia Ave. from San Augustine to Pasadena Blvd. and on San Augustine. The project was awarded to Teamwork Construction Services, Inc. on July 21, 2020 in the amount of $245,588. Construction is expected to begin in August and completed in 90 days. 
  • Coy Street Elevated Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation, Started: Fall 2020, Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020, Cost: $419,000 - This project is for the rehabilitation of the interior and exterior of the 500,000 gallon elevated water storage tank. It is being funded out of the Series 2019 Certificates of Obligation. Dunham Engineering was hired to prepare the engineering design work for the rehabilitation of the tank and perform the inspections on the tank at a cost of $85,000. On August 4, 2020, DSP Industrial was awarded the project at a cost of $419,000. Construction is anticipated to begin in November 2020.
  • Sanitary Sewer Project, X Street, Started: June 2020, Anticipated Completion: September 2020, Cost: $441,447.92 - The project consists of pipe-bursting 3,500 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer pipe along X Street due to pipe failure under the pavement and rehabilitation sanitary lines within the Parkview Subdivision - Section 1 (Maxwell Lane area). Pipe-bursting services were purchased from Vaught Services, LLC (A Vortex Company) through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing Program. The total cost of the project is $441,447.92. The project is being funded with Water/Sewer Series 2018 Certificate of Obligation Bond funds. Due to some minor set backs, the project did not start in June. Construction is expected to begin this fall.
  • Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects, Started: June 2018, Anticipated Completion: Undetermined, Engineering Services Cost: $504,290 - CobbFendley was hired to perform engineering services to develop ways to alleviate flooding associated with the 2017 Hurricane Harvey rain event. In June 2018, the initial agreement focused engineering design services on Heritage Addition and Deer Meadows Subdivisions. Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions were added in February 2019. In June 2019, the agreement was amended to also include an analysis of historical repetitive flooded areas in the city. CobbFendly reported the findings of their study to City Council on November 19, 2019. The proposed locations are in different phases of the study.
    • Heritage Addition, Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions: 
      • Heritage Addition - Construction plans are complete and include lining corrugated metal arch pipes south of Lambuth, upsized storm sewer on Lincoln and Lambuth, new detention pond on Lambuth, and storm sewer improvements at Travis & N. Crockett. The project was awarded to Mar-Con Services in the amount of $1,989,739.09 on July 7, 2020. Construction started in August 2020 and is expected to be completed in 10 to 12 months. The project is anticipated to be funded jointly by the City of Deer Park and Harris County Precinct 2, as well as the Harris County Flood Control District, through a Partnership Project Program. Funds to the City of Deer Park are contingent on approval by the Harris County Commissioner's Court. The City of Deer Park has met with Harris County participants regarding the Partnership Project Program. 
      • Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine - Construction plans are complete and include new storm sewer and outfall on Kitty Street, new storm sewer, channel and outfall on Luella Ave., and new detention pond on Pasadena Blvd. Cost estimate is $1.3 million. The construction bid items and contract are in development. The project is expected to go out for bid this fall or winter. Construction is anticipated to begin 30 days after the review of bids. The project has a completion time of approximately 10 months. 
    • College Park: Study Phase - Presented existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models. Cost estimate is $5.3 million to $5.9 million for pavement and drainage items.
    • Intersection of P Street and Center Street: Study Phase - Presented existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models. Cost estimate is $11 million for pavement and drainage items.
    • Deer Park Gardens: Design Phase - Presented existing scenario models. Cost estimate is $12 million for pavement and drainage items. CobbFendley is currently working on construction plans.
    • Boggy Bayou: On June 2, 2020, the City of Deer Park entered into an agreement with CobbFendley to perform engineering analysis services at a cost of $84,560. Preliminary results of the study are expected by fall 2020.
    •  Parkview West: Study Phase - Presented existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models. Cost estimate is $6.9 million for pavement and drainage items. Note that the initial study area was expanded after it was determined that downstream water was backing up due to the elevation of the adjacent Boggy Bayou. The Parkview West area, as well as areas within and adjacent to the 100-year flood plain, are being studied by CobbFendley through an interlocal agreement with Deer Park and the Harris County Flood Control District in a new “Boggy Bayou” Watershed Study. The project study start-up, existing condition analysis, and proposed condition analysis started this summer. Preliminary results and recommendations are expected by fall 2020.