Two aging Allen parks are getting a makeover.
Reed Park East, located at the corner of Rivercrest Boulevard and Allen Heights Drive, has been a popular spot for tennis games since opening in 1999. A $352,000 renovation will resurface a tennis court, replace a fence, add a shade structure and picnic tables and improve the trail along Allen Heights Drive. Contractors will begin construction in September, with completion expected in Spring 2018.
Changes are also coming to Green Park, located behind Fire Station #4 off Alma Drive and Comanche Drive. A recreational trail, new sidewalks, a pedestrian plaza and new furniture will help the park meet or exceed updated accessibility standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The $213,500 upgrade will begin following the installation of new playground equipment with a first responder theme. The full project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.