Park plan still in works

LYFORD — Three engineering firms are vying for the job of developing the city’s second park.

After months of planning, city commissioners are reviewing proposals from Fulcrum Consulting Services, Raul Flores Engineers and Guzman & Munoz Engineering.

As part of their search, officials are seeking an engineering firm with “similar experience with other public service projects.”

Officials plan to turn a flood plane known as the “laguna” into a $150,000 five-acre park on city-owned land off Spur 154.

For years, city officials have debated ways to make use of the area, some of which lies in the flood plane.

The city will use a $75,000 Texas Parks & Wildlife grant along with a $50,000 Willacy County donation will help fund the project.

The park will feature a $28,593 amphitheater; a $96,000 lighted softball field; a $15,592 boardwalk and nature viewing area; a soccer field; and picnic tables and benches.