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.
- Proposition 1 – $16.5 million for Fire Department facilities
- Proposition 2 – $56.5 million for parks and recreation purposes
- Proposition 3 – $23.2 million for library facilities
- Proposition 4 – $27.4 million for police and fire training facilities
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.
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
- Southeast Fire Station, $2.6 million for design, engineering and construction
- Northwest Fire Station, $405,000 for design and other costs
- Remodel of Station #3, $2.3 million for design, engineering and construction
Here are projects included in the first phase of funding:
- Brushy Creek Regional Trail, $1.9 million for land acquisitions and construction of regional trail and amenities from Veterans Park to Rabb Park.
- Heritage Trail, $17 million for construction for trail from Mays Street to Georgetown Street and Mays Street to Old Town near Bathing Beach.
- Lake Creek Trail, $2 million for connection of southwest Round Rock to downtown and the Brushy Creek Regional Trail, including safe pedestrian crossing under I-35.
- Old Settlers Park ballfield improvements, $14.5 million for expansion and improvements to multipurpose field complex and soccer fields.
- Rock’N River Family Aquatic Center, $7 million for expansion of aquatic center with increased capacity, elements for older children, additional parking and a concession building.
- Repair and maintenance program, $4 million for upgrades, improvements and maintenance at various facilities
- Disability access $1 million to upgrade accessibility at parks and facilities
- Frontier Park, $375,000 to replace pavilion, upgrades to tennis court lighting and new walking trail
- Clay Madsen Recreation Center, $250,000 for improvements to skate park, basketball court and accessibility
- Krebsbach Pool, $500,000 to replace older amenities and pump system and improve restroom accessibility
- Lakeview playground, $310,000 for land survey, playground and restroom improvements
- Round Rock West Park, $500,000 to replace pavilion, playground and restroom building
- Stark Park, $120,000 to replace sidewalks and upgrade tennis court
- Stella Park, $375,000 for replacing playground and pavilion, upgrading basketball court and adding walking trail and other amenities
- Old Settlers Parking Lots, $570,000 for maintenance of parking lots for tennis courts and Triple Crown fields
The City could use proceeds from this proposition to build a new main library, and either renovate the existing library to create a branch library or build a new branch library.
First phase funding is $1.5 million for design and engineering for a new main library building.
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.
First phase funding is $16.3 million for the design, engineering and construction of a joint Public Safety Training Facility