Highland Road Community Park - Improvements

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Features in Current Project Improvements:

  • DEMOLITION of overnight house at Highland Observatory
  • NEW Building at Observatory - building modular building

Project Updates

  • September 2020 - NTP issued for Lloyd Nabors
  • October 2020 - Demolition complete 100%, Planning to begin for new overnight facility

Estimated Completion for Current Improvements: TBD


Previous Improvements


  • Improved Disc Golf Course

COMPLETED FEBRUARY 2020 (Click to view project timeline)

Project Updates:

  • NOVEMBER 2017 - Public input survey conducted for disc golf course
  • MARCH 2018 - Disc Golf Course design underway
  • JULY 2018 - Disc Golf Public Meeting to be held
  • AUGUST 2018 - Disc Golf course design underway
  • JANUARY 2019 - Project in Design
  • FEBRUARY 2019 - Disc Golf Course project out to bid
  • MARCH 2019 - Bid awarded, Contracting underway
  • MAY 2019 - Notice to proceed issued
  • JUNE 2019 - 10% Complete, Construction Layout of Disc Golf, clearing under brush
  • JULY 2019 - 20% Complete, Clearing under brush complete, installation of drainage, construction of foot bridges
  • SEPTEMBER 2019 - 50% Complete, Construction of foot bridges
  • NOVEMBER 2019 - 75% Complete, Planting trees, completed tee pads, installation of sign posts
  • JANUARY 2020 - 99% Complete, Tee signs installed, punch list items being completed
  • FEBRUARY 2020 - Construction complete; grand opening scheduled
  • MARCH 2020 - Grand opening canceled due to COVID-19


Highland Road Commmunity Park underwent renovations in 3 phases, focusing on different segements of the parks. A master plan was created in Janauary 2008 through public planning meetings. Phase 1 include the re-surfacing of existing tennis courts and constructing five new courts. The parking lots near the recreation center were also renovated andd additional parking added. Phase 2 included a new parking lot, a 2/3 mile walking path with benches and an exercise station, a new large pavilion & lawn area for entertainment venues, and a walking promenade with benches. Phase 3 included a new playground and splash pad constructed near the recreation center, new modular restrooms, lighting and seating area, a new roof on the recreation center, and a new central air system for the rereation center. Phase 3 was completed in July 2015 and a grand opening for the new features was held on August 7, 2015.


  • NEW Playground Shade Sails