Bond Projects

In November 2013, Round Rock residents approved four bond propositions totaling $123.6 million for capital projects to improve public safety, the library and parks and recreation.

The first phase of bond funding, issued in early 2014, will pay for $71 million in projects. Below is a general update on the the bond projects currently in progress.

Fire Department facilities

The City is proposing to use bond proceeds to build three new fire stations, relocate Station No. 3 within its current response area and renovate Central Station.

Here are the projects included in the first phase of funding:

  • Land purchase, $1.6 million for proposed stations (complete)
  • Southeast Fire Station #8, $2.6 million for design, engineering and construction (complete)
  • Northwest Fire Station #9, $250,000 for converting property to station (complete)
  • Remodel or relocation of Station #3, $2.3 million for design, engineering and construction (ongoing)
  • Remodel of Central Fire Station #1, $3 million for design, engineering and construction (ongoing)

Parks and recreation

Heritage Trail West: This portion of the project includes improvements to Bathing Beach Park, Chisholm Trail Crossing Park, and Memorial Park, as well as a pedestrian overpass at Chisholm Trail Road and a pedestrian underpass at I-35.  It will include interpretive signage, sculptural elements, pedestrian overlooks, and thematic elements along the trail depicting a timeline of Round Rock’s history.

  • Location: Chisholm Trail Road to Mays Street along Brushy Creek
  • Currently in construction documentation and permitting phase
  • Estimated Start of Construction: October 2017
  • Estimated Completion of Construction: May 2019

Heritage Trail East: This portion of the project includes improvements to a newly acquired piece of land along Heritage Circle, design of a destination playground, and a pedestrian bridge over Brushy Creek.  It will include interpretive signage, sculptural elements, and thematic elements along the trail depicting a timeline of Round Rock’s history.

  • Location: Mays Street to Georgetown Street along Brushy Creek
  • Currently in preliminary design phase
  • Estimated Start of Construction: Fall 2017

Brushy Creek TrailVeterans Park to Rabb Park: This project fills in a major gap along the Brushy Creek Trail.  It will include a 10 foot wide concrete trail, a pedestrian underpass at Georgetown Street, and interpretive signage.

  • Location: Mays Street to A.W. Grime Blvd. along Brushy Creek
  • Currently in construction documentation and permitting phase
  • Estimated Start of Construction: October 2017
  • Estimated Completion of Construction: October 2018

Lake Creek Trail Round Rock West Park to Centennial Plaza: This trail segment is a vital connection between Western Round Rock and Downtown.  The project will include a 10’ wide concrete trail, pedestrian underpass at I-35 and the frontage roads, and a pedestrian bridge over Lake Creek.

  • Location: Round Rock West Drive to McNeil Road along Lake Creek
  • Currently in preliminary design phase
  • Estimated Start of Construction: Spring 2017

Multipurpose Field Complex and Soccer Complex Improvements: This project will include the construction of 5 multipurpose fields using a combination of synthetic turf and natural grass.  The project will also include parking, sports lighting, restroom/concession building, spectator seating and shade.  Improvements to the natural grass fields at the existing soccer complex are also planned as part of this project.

  • Location: Old Settlers Park (Meier and Wall Tracks)
  • Soccer Complex currently under construction
  • Multipurpose Field Complex construction complete

Rock ‘N River Family Aquatic Center: This project will include a large, interactive play feature with slides and tipping bucket, a rock climbing wall and dive platform with deep water lagoon, and an adult lagoon with swim up refreshment area.  It will also include thematic elements, seating areas, shade structures, and a food truck vending area.

  • Construction complete

Repair and Replace Program: This program allows updates at neighborhood parks throughout the City.  Updates typically include replacing playgrounds, site amenities, pavilions, etc. as needed on a case by case basis.

  • Round Rock West Park: ADA upgrades, addition of pavilion, new playground, restroom and aerators at pond *Complete
  • Old Settlers Park: Trail replacement and expansion, Joanne Land Playground replacement, Tennis and Triple Crown parking lot improvements *Complete
  • Old Settlers Park: Rabb Pavilion improvements, Rabb Playground replacement, Rabb Restroom, RC Field improvements *Under Design
  • Stark Park: ADA upgrades, pavilion installation, possible looping trail *Under Design
  • Frontier Park: ADA upgrades, tennis fence replacement, new pavilion installation, trail expansion and improvements *Under Design
  • Kinningham Park: Demo garage, addition of plaza/paving areas for camps *Under Design
  • Behrens Ranch Trail: Address areas of washout *Under Design

Library facilities

First phase funding is $1.5 million for design and engineering for a new main library building planned in Downtown Round Rock near CD Fulkes Middle School, located at 300 West Anderson Avenue. Construction for new facility planned in 2019.

Public safety training facility

The City could use $27.4 million from this proposition to build a public safety training facility to be used by the Fire Department and Police Department. The City broke ground on this facility November 2016, expected completion is summer 2018.